Eurostat - Industrial Production Nov 2013

EU Industrial Production Down On The Month, Up On The Year

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In September 2013 compared with August 2013, seasonally adjusted industrial production1 fell by 0.5% in the euro area2 (EA17) and by 0.2% in the EU282, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In August3 industrial production increased by 1.0% and 0.6% respectively. In September 2013 compared with September 20124, industrial production rose by 1.1% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU28.

In September 2013 compared with August 2013, production of durable consumer goods fell by 2.6% in the euro area and by 1.6% in the EU28. Capital goods decreased by 1.0% and 0.2% respectively. Intermediate goods dropped by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28. Non-durable consumer goods declined by 0.2% in the euro area, but rose by 0.4% in the EU28. Energy increased by 1.3% and 0.4% respectively.

Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production fell in twelve and rose in thirteen. The largest decreases were registered in Portugal (-11.2%), Luxembourg (-4.1%), Croatia (-3.3%) and the Czech Republic (-2.8%), and the highest increases in Ireland (+2.9%), Romania (+2.4%), Hungary (+1.8%) and Poland (+1.4%).

In September 2013 compared with September 2012, production of non-durable consumer goods grew by 2.2% in the euro area and by 1.7% in the EU28. Intermediate goods rose by 0.9% and 1.0% respectively. Capital goods increased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.9% in the EU28. Energy dropped by 0.5% and 1.1% respectively. Durable consumer goods fell by 1.3% in the euro area and by 1.1% in the EU28.

Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production rose in sixteen and fell in nine. The highest increases were registered in Ireland (+11.7%), Romania (+8.9%), Slovakia (+7.5%) and Poland (+5.6%), and the largest decreases in Luxembourg (-4.0%), Croatia (-3.9%) and Italy (-3.0%).

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