|Unit||Index 2015=100, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Business Confidence||Mar 2019||-5.7||3.7||Balance of Opinion, SA||Monthly|
|Capacity Utilization||2019 Q1||88.2||87.6||%, SA||Quarterly|
|Industrial Production||Feb 2019||115.4||113.8||Index 2015=100, NSA||Monthly|
|Change in Inventories||2018 Q4||-334.5||1,511||Mil. EUR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Change in Inventories||2018 Q4||552.67||535.23||Mil. Ch. 2010 EUR, SA||Quarterly|
Data are disseminated on the Industrial Production Index (IPI), a Laspeyres index (average month of 2015 = 100).
The index measures production volumes and covers the mining and quarrying, manufacturing, electricity, gas and water supply sectors. The data are obtained from an exhaustive survey of enterprises with 20 and more employees, a selected sample of enterprises with up to 19 employees and a predominance of industrial activity, and a selected sample of enterprises with non-industrial activity.
The weights are based on the 2015 annual data on added value (derived from the annual structural survey) and on the 2015 cumulative monthly data on production by value, (derived from the monthly survey on production by value). The change of the index base and weights revision is done based on the year 2015.
Data are published for the whole Slovak Republic, sections, special aggregates of the industrial branches, according to NACE Rev. 2 classification system.
Industrial production indices have been seasonally adjusted by the DEMETRA software and are revised backwards from the beginning of the time series. Data adjusted of number of working days and raw data are published in database SLOVSTAT (http://www.statistics.sk).
Classification: Enterprises are classified according to their principal activity by SK NACE Rev. 2. Products are classified according to PRODSLOV 2009, which is the national version of PRODCOM 2009 (before 1996, the JKPOV national classification).
Scope of the data
Source data collection programs
Source data statistical techniques
Other statistical procedures
NSA series are preliminary when first released. Based on additional information the monthly indices are updated during the year and they are disseminated in the monthly publication Monitor of the Economy of the Slovak Republic.
WDASA series are preliminiary and amended on the base of additional information. Data are adjusted from influence of number of working days by the JDEMETRA+ program and are revised backwards from the beginning of the time series.
The method used for transport equipment was changed in January 2019.