Manufacturing capacity utilization rate stands at 75.3%, according to the Central Bank
The capacity utilization rate (CUR) in the manufacturing industry fell on a monthly basis in May, according to the official data.
The manufacturing industry units operated at 75.3% of their capacity this month, down 0.6 percentage points from March, according to a survey by the Central Bank.
The CUR figures are based on the responses of local units to the business tendency survey.
The Central Bank said that 1,746 companies responded to the survey this month, while the monthly data did not reflect the bank’s views or predictions.
Among the main industrial groups, the CUR was highest in intermediate goods with 79.1%, while the lowest capacity usage was 69% in investment goods.
On the sectoral side, the highest capacity usage was in the manufacturing of wood and wood/cork products — excluding furniture — with 83.6% in the month, while the lowest rate was seen in leather production with 60.3%.