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Turnover Index on Industry. 05/2020

The Turnover Index on Industry (IVNI) for industrial products, excluding energy, registered a year-over-year decrease of 33.8% in Catalonia in May 2020. By large industrial sectors, consumer goods decreased by 21.8, equipment goods by 54.4% and intermediate goods by 31.2%. In this period, the general IVNI index decreased by 34.9% in year-over-year terms in Catalonia.

The data for May 2020 are affected by the entry into force of the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19. Despite the slowdown of most of the industrial productive fabric during the first part of April, in May, the industry has recovered its rate of activity. Therefore, the response rate was not significantly affected compared with a normal month, and so it is considered that the estimated data can be published.