The decline in industrial production in Bahia in September/23 compared to September/22 (-9.0%) was a consequence of falls in both the extractive industry (-22.2%, the 17th consecutive monthly decline) and the manufacturing industry ( -8.0%), which fell for the fifth month in a row, with negative results spread across 9 of the 10 activities investigated separately in the state. Only the manufacturing of food products (+14.3%) showed growth, in the state, in September, sustaining the 10th consecutive positive result and the best performance in the year 2023 (+14.6%).
Despite having only had the fourth most intense decline, the manufacture of coke, petroleum products and biofuels (-13.5%) remained the segment that most contributed to the negative result of the Bahian industry in general, in September. The activity has the greatest weight in the structure of the sector in the state, accounting for almost 1/3 of the industrial value generated in Bahia – and has been falling for five consecutive months (since May), accumulating a decline of 4.1% in the year.
The second most important negative impact came again from the manufacturing of chemical products, which had the fifth most intense drop in September (-12.6%) and has been falling consecutively for seven months, in Bahia (since March). In September, once again, the biggest decline in the state was in the manufacturing of electrical machines, devices and materials (-22.5%), which has a smaller weight in the industrial structure of Bahia, and therefore has less impact on the general index.
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