Industrial production climbs 2.9 percent in January


Industrial production climbed by 2.9 percent in January compared with a year earlier, according to figures released Friday by the Czech Statistical Office. That is a slowdown from the 7.3 percent growth announced for December. When the latest figures are corrected for the number of working days and other distortions, January’s growth comes in at a higher 5.5 percent. The number of new orders rose by 1.1 percent in January. The biggest rises in production came from the car making and electrical equipment sectors.