In November 2013, industrial production (excluding coffee threshing) fell 0.6% over the same month of the previous year. This increase contrasted the flat reading recorded in October and marks the 10th contraction in output in the last 13 months. The decline undershot the zero growth that market analysts had expected. The monthly figure reflects a deterioration in more than half of the index’s sub-categories, with production of vehicles, precious metals and non-ferrous metals recording the largest contractions.
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