Industry Turnover Index showed a nominal year-on-year decrease of 1.8% in September (-5.7% in the previous month). Without the Energy grouping, sales increased by 0.1% (down by 4.2% in August). The indices for the domestic and non-domestic markets registered variations of -1.4% and -2.3% (-6.5% and 4.2% in August), respectively. In the 3rd quarter of 2020, turnover year-on-year change rate was -6.4% (-25.4% in the previous quarter).
Employment, wages and salaries and hours worked indices fell by 3.0%, 0.1% and 4.1% (variations of -2.9% -1.9% and -1.4% in August, in the same order).
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