The seasonally adjusted index fell by 2.9% in January 2013 compared with January 2012. There were falls of 9.3% in mining and quarrying, 3.0% in manufacturing and 2.2% in the waste management sector. Partially offsetting these falls was a 4.5% increase in the energy supply sector.
Between December 2012 and January 2013 the Index of Production fell by 1.2% largely due to a fall in the manufacturing sector of 1.5%. This follows rises of 1.1% in production and 1.5% in manufacturing between November and December 2012. This means that both these sectors return to levels similar to November 2012.
The suspension of production at the Schiehallion oil platform contributed to the fall in the extraction of oil and gas of 15.0% between January 2013 and January 2012, and a fall of 4.3% when comparing January 2013 with December 2012.
Energy supply output increased in January 2013.
Source: Office for National Statistics
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