European Union. In July industrial production fell by 1.0% and 0.6% respectively.
In August 2013 compared with July 2013, production of capital goods grew by 2.4% in the euro area and by 1.4% in the EU28. Intermediate goods increased by 0.9% and 0.8% respectively. Durable consumer goods rose by 0.8% in the euro area, but fell by 0.9% in the EU28. Non-durable consumer goods gained 0.5% in the euro area and decreased by 0.3% in the EU28. Energy increased by 0.4% and 0.2% respectively.
Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production rose in thirteen and fell in ten. The highest increases were registered in Portugal (+8.2%), Malta (+7.2%) and the Czech Republic (+4.7%), and the largest decreases in Estonia (-3.5%), Sweden (-2.8%) and Latvia (-2.0%).
In August 2013 compared with August 2012, production of durable consumer goods fell by 6.1% in the euro area and by 3.9% in the EU28. Energy dropped by 3.0% and 4.1% respectively. Intermediate goods decreased by 2.8% in the euro area and by 1.4% in the EU28. Non-durable consumer goods declined by 1.8% in both zones. Capital
goods fell by 1.4% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28.
Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production fell in fourteen and rose in nine. The largest decreases were registered in Sweden (-7.9%), Greece (-7.5%), Ireland (-5.9%) and Italy (-4.6%), and the highest increases in Romania (+6.0%), Slovakia (+4.3%) and the Czech Republic (+4.2%).