Whilst not yet recovered to the levels of productivity in 2013, industrial enterprises again worsened their estimates of business performance.

 The sector’s index was 49.8 in April, down from 52.3 in March. Industrial companies expected a surge in raw material and supplies prices and selling prices, while remaining upbeat about the number of new orders and the amount of goods manufactured. Respondents from industrial companies said that the number of new export orders would remain unchanged.