EU Industrial production up by 2.1 % in Euro Area up by 1.7 % in EU28

EU Industrial production up by 2.1 % in Euro Area up by 1.7 % in EU28

In January 2016 compared with December 2015, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 2.1 % in the Euro Area (EA19) and by 1.7 % in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2015 industrial production fell by 0.5 % in the euro area and by 0.6 in the EU28.

In January 2016 compared with January 2015, industrial production increased by 2.8 % in the Euro Area and by 2.5 % in the EU28.

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The increase of 2.1 % in industrial production in the euro area in January 2016, compared with December 2015, is due to production of capital goods rising by 3.9 %, energy and non-durable consumer goods both by 2.4 %, durable consumer goods by 1.3 % and intermediate goods by 0.9 %.

In the EU28, the increase of 1.7 % is due to production of capital goods rising by 3.3 %, energy by 2.0 %, non- durable consumer goods by 1.5 %, and intermediate goods and durable consumer goods both by 1.0 %.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Ireland (+12.7 %), Estonia (+4.9 %), Croatia (+3.2 %) and Germany (+2.9 %), and the largest decreases in Malta (-5.0 %), Romania (-2.3 %) and Finland (-2.1 %).

The increase of 2.8% in industrial production in the Euro Area in January 2016, compared with January 2015, is due to production of non-durable consumer goods rising by 7.3 %, capital goods by 4.6 %, durable consumer goods by 3.2 % and intermediate goods by 1.9 %, while production of energy fell by 3.7 %.

In the EU28, the increase of 2.5 % is due to production of non-durable consumer goods rising by 5.3 %, capital goods by 4.7 %, durable consumer goods by 3.0 % and intermediate goods by 1.4 %, while production of energy fell by 2.7 %.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Ireland (+42.7 %), Lithuania (+10.5 %) and Croatia (+9.3 %), and the largest decreases in Malta (-8.9 %), the Netherlands (-3.9 %) and Finland (-1.9 %).

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