Index of service and trade production, Slovenia, September 2019

Service and trade production in September 2019 slightly down

Service and trade production in September 2019 declined for the second consecutive month. At both annual and monthly level it grew in trade and declined in service activities.

  • 11/29/2019
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  • provisional data

Growth of production in trade, decline in service activities

After the decline in August, service and trade production in September declined again. The change in September was minimal (by 0.1%), because the decline in service activities (by 1.3%) was mitigated by the growth in trade (by 1.2%).

The decline in service activities is the consequence of the decline in information and communication (by 2.0%) and in administrative and support service activities (also by 2.0%). It grew in real estate activities (by 7.4%), in professional, scientific and technical activities (by 1.8%) and in transportation and storage (by 0.2%). In accommodation and food service activities it was at the August level.


Production higher than in September 2018

As at the monthly level, the production at the annual level declined in service activities and grew in trade. The change was more distinct in trade (by 4.3%) than in service activities (by 0.3%), so the production of both together in September 2019 grew by 1.6% over September 2018.

The largest decline among the service activities was recorded in administrative and support service activities (by 10.1%), followed by transportation and storage (by 3.2%) and information and communication (by 3.0%). The production at the annual level grew in professional, scientific and technical activities (by 9.0%), in accommodation and food service activities (by 4.2%) and in real estate activities (by 1.8%).

In the first nine months of 2019 the production grew by 4.0% compared to the same period of 2018. It grew both in trade (by 5.4%) and in service activities (by 3.1%). Among the latter the change was the most noticeable in professional, scientific and technical activities, where the production grew by 6.7%. It declined the most in administrative and support service activities (by 5.6%).

Index of service and trade production, Slovenia, (Ø 2015=100)
Index of service and trade production, Slovenia, (Ø 2015=100)
1) In the trend-cycle component the most recent data are unreliable (the end-point problem).
Source: SURS
Index of service and trade production, Slovenia
IX 2019
VIII 2019
IX 2019
IX 2018
I-IX 2019
I-IX 2018
IX 2019
Ø 2015
Total G-N1)99.9101.6104.0125.1
G Wholesale and retail trade101.2104.3105.4128.1
45 Wholesale, retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles101.6106.7102.6156.6
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles100.9104.9106.2129.5
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles100.3102.3105.5115.4
H-N Service activities98.799.7103.1123.1
H Transportation and storage100.296.8105.0133.9
49 Land transport and transport via pipelines100.0101.4106.5134.4
50 Water transportzzzz
51 Air transportzzzz
52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation99.894.6105.3145.1
53 Postal and courier activities99.6103.198.6100.2
I Accommodation and food service activities100.0104.2105.1131.2
55 Accommodation100.7105.8104.0116.9
56 Food and beverage service activities99.0103.1105.9141.6
J Information and communication98.097.0101.0107.4
58 Publishing activities100.899.3104.888.1
59 Motion picture, video and TV programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities99.9104.6106.9139.8
60 Programming and broadcasting activities88.691.494.681.1
61 Telecommunications96.186.591.376.2
62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities97.2102.7105.9134.0
63 Information service activities101.9110.8118.5195.3
L Real estate activities107.4101.897.999.2
M Professional, scientific and technical activities1)101.8109.0106.7129.1
69 Legal and accounting activities99.894.497.1102.1
70.2 Management consultancy activities102.8118.5112.4177.5
71 Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis100.2111.1109.4114.9
73 Advertising and market research97.4112.4107.4131.4
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities107.4110.4105.3140.8
N Administrative and support service activities1)98.089.994.4118.3
77 Rental and leasing activities106.4109.4101.4196.6
78 Employment activities96.974.382.1105.9
79 Travel agency, tour operator reservation service and related activities99.8102.9100.0131.1
80 Security and investigation activities100.197.799.898.0
81 Services to buildings and landscape activities98.798.1102.0113.2
82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities97.4109.0117.3168.3
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1) Service activities are covered according to Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 concerning short-term statistics.
Source: SURS
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