Some industrial sectors traded in January 2021, 20% ahead of 2019

In January, several major industrial sectors traded between 10% and 20% above the 2019 average before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The measure is based on energy consumption and shows that the industry expanded by 7.9% y-o-y in January. The improvement drove by sectors such as the automotive sector, which grew 17.5% year-on-year; construction materials where cement dispatches rose 19.2% year-on-year and the production of materials in the large construction companies belonging to the Construya Group increased 24%; and rubber and plastics with a year-on-year expansion of 14%.

Source: Ámbito