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Biggest decrease in utilisation of production capacity
May '08
The utilisation of production capacity by large manufacturers was at 84.8% in February 2008, compared to 85.7% in February 2007.

Six of the nine manufacturing divisions showed decreases in utilisation of production capacity for February 2008 compared to February 2007.

The biggest decrease was reported in the machinery division (-2.1 percentage points), the furniture and other manufacturing divisions, the textiles, leather and footwear division (each decreasing by 0.9 of a percentage point).

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