Oviedo (EFE).- Asturian industry increased its turnover between January and September by 26.5% compared to the same period last year, almost three points above the national average of 23 6%, according to data published on Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics. (INE).
In September alone, the turnover of Asturian industry increased by 22.7% year-on-year, 1.4 points above the average for the country.
The increase in sales in the first nine months of 2022 comes after Asturian industry led the growth in turnover last year, with an increase of 30.4%.
Sales up 21.3% in Spain in September
Across the country, industry turnover rose 21.3% in September compared to the same month of 2021, thus chaining 19 months of growth.
This indicator, which deteriorates the August index by 6.8 points, increased by 21.8% at an interannual rate in September, after adjusting for seasonal and calendar effects.
In the first nine months of the year, industry revenue increased by an average of 23.6% compared to the same period in 2021.
The energy sector, in the lead
By economic destination of goods, all the industrial sectors analyzed recorded positive rates in September, but especially in energy, with a year-on-year increase of 61.4%, according to INE.
The industrial activities whose invoicing increased the most over the first nine months of the year were coke ovens and oil refining (+104.9%), followed by the paper industry (+30.7%) ; the leather and footwear industry (26.4%); the chemical industry (24.7%) and the wood and cork industry (22.5%).
By geographical destination of sales, all markets showed positive annual rates in September, although the largest increase, of 21.7%, was recorded in the domestic market.
Within the external market, the euro zone grew by 20.1% and the non-euro zone by 20%.
All the Autonomous Communities also registered positive indices of the turnover of industries during this month compared to the same financial year of the previous year, with Aragon (33% more), Murcia (30.6% ) and the Basque Country and Extremadura (28.4% in both cases) at the top of the list.
Industries in La Rioja (8.9% more), Cantabria (12.7%) and Castilla-La Mancha (12.8%) led the smallest increases in turnover in September. ECE