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Industrial Production Down by 1.1% in Euro Area in October 2013
added: 2013-12-17

In October 2013 compared with September 2013, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.1% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September industrial production decreased by 0.2% in the euro area and rose by 0.1% in the EU28.

In October 2013 compared with October 2012, industrial production increased by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.8% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison

In October 2013 compared with September 2013, production of energy fell by 4.0% in the euro area and by 2.7% in the EU28. Durable consumer goods decreased by 2.4% and 1.5% respectively. Capital goods dropped by 1.3% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the EU28. Non-durable consumer goods declined by 0.9% and 0.8% respectively. Intermediate goods increased by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28.

Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production fell in twelve and rose in eleven. The largest decreases were registered in Ireland (-11.6%), Malta (-7.4%), the Netherlands (-3.5%) and Sweden (-1.4%), and the highest increases in Lithuania (+2.2%), Denmark (+1.8%), the Czech Republic and Romania (both +1.7%).

Annual comparison

In October 2013 compared with October 2012, production of intermediate goods grew by 1.6% in the euro area and by 2.0% in the EU28. Capital goods rose by 1.2% and 2.1% respectively. Non-durable consumer goods dropped by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28. Energy decreased by 3.4% and 2.9% respectively. Durable consumer goods fell by 5.4% in the euro area and by 4.1% in the EU28.

Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production rose in twelve and fell in eleven. The highest increases were registered in Romania (+10.2%), Estonia (+6.9%), Hungary (+6.1%) and the Czech Republic (+6.0%), and the largest decreases in Malta (-13.9%), Ireland (-7.5%), Sweden (-6.5%) and Greece (-5.3%).


Source: Eurostat

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