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Industrial production up 0.9% in euro area

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 12, 2019
UK manufacturing
European economies   In May 2019 compared with May 2018, industrial production decreased 0.5%

In May 2019 compared with April 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose 0.9% in the euro area (EA19) and 0.8% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

In April 2019, industrial production fell 0.4% in the euro area and 0.6% in the EU28.

In May 2019 compared with May 2018, industrial production decreased 0.5% in the euro area and increased 0.4% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison main industrial grouping and Member State

In the euro area in May 2019, compared with April 2019, production of non-durable consumer goods rose 2.7%, durable consumer goods 2.3%, capital goods 1.3% and energy 0.7%, while production of intermediate goods fell 0.2%.

In the EU28, production of capital goods rose 1.9%, durable consumer goods 1.7%, non-durable consumer goods 1.5% and energy 1.3%, while production of intermediate goods fell 0.1%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Denmark (+4.4%), Ireland (+2.3%) and France (+2.1%).

The largest decreases were observed in Finland (-2.9%), Romania (-1.9%) and Croatia (-1.7%).

Annual comparison main industrial grouping and Member State

In the euro area in May 2019, compared with May 2018, production of intermediate goods fell 2.6% and capital goods 0.7%, while production of durable consumer goods rose 0.4%, energy 0.8% and non-durable consumer goods 3.1%.

In the EU28, production of non-durable consumer goods rose 2.8%, energy 1.7% and durable consumer goods 1.2%, while production of capital goods fell 0.1% and intermediate goods 1.4%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in industrial production were registered in Malta (-5.1%), Germany (-4.3%) and Romania (-2.3%).

The highest increases were observed in Denmark (+12.5%), Ireland (+8.2%) and Hungary (+6.1%).


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