EU Area Industrial production in February down by 0.8% and 0.7% in EU 28

EU Area Industrial production in February down by 0.8 % and 0.7 % in EU 28

In February 2016 compared with January 2016, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.8 % in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7 % in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2016 industrial production rose by 1.9 % in the euro area and by 1.5 % in the EU28

In February 2016 compared with February 2015, industrial production increased by 0.8% in both the euro area and the EU28.

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Monthly comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

The decrease of 0.8 % in industrial production in the euro area in February 2016, compared with January 2016, is due to production of non-durable consumer goods falling by 1.8 %, energy by 1.2 %, durable consumer goods by 0.4 % and capital goods by 0.3 %, while production of intermediate goods remained stable.

In the EU28, the decrease of 0.7% is due to production of non-durable consumer goods falling by 1.4 %, energy by 1.2 %, capital goods by 0.5 % and durable consumer goods by 0.1%, while production of intermediate goods rose by 0.1 %.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in industrial production were registered in Ireland (-10.5 %), Greece (-4.4 %) and Croatia (-1.6 %), and the highest increases in Lithuania  (+2.5 %), Slovakia (+2.4 %) and Malta (+1.8 %).

Annual comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

The increase of 0.8 % in industrial production in the euro area in February 2016, compared with February 2015, is due to production of capital goods rising by 3.0 %, intermediate goods by 1.9 %, durable consumer goods by 0.8 % and non-durable consumer goods by 0.7 %, while production of energy fell by 5.2 %.

In the EU28, the increase of 0.8 % is due to production of capital goods rising by 2.7 %, both intermediate goods and durable consumer goods by 1.6 % and non-durable consumer goods by 0.5 %, while production of energy fell  by 3.6 %.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Slovakia (+7.4 %), Slovenia (+6.5 %) and Lithuania (+6.3 %) and the largest decreases in Malta (-4.6 %), Greece (-3.0 %) and the Netherlands (-2.8 %).

 

Industrial production

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