Despite the development of the service sector, industry sector for the Slovak economy continues to be a key. It employs the highest proportion of workers, forms a substantial part of GDP and its products constitute the largest share of exports. It is highly probable that the development of industrial production highly contributes to the growth of regional disparities. The main aim of this article was to statistically assess the development of industry in the various districts of the Slovak Republic in the two periods 2003 and 2007. Significant contribution is the comparison of the regional situation in the industry with respect to multiple criteria using the one dimensional analysis as well as comparisons using multidimensional analysis. Both analysis are complementary and thus allow us to provide comprehensive insight into the industry in districts other than the standard found elsewhere.
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SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.