Industrial production in April up by 1.1% in Euro Area up by 1.3% in EU28

Industrial production in April up by 1.1% in Euro Area up by 1.3% in EU28

In April 2016 compared with March 2016, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.1 % in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.3 % in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2016 industrial production fell by 0.7 % in the euro area and by 0.5 % in the EU28

In April 2016 compared with April 2015, industrial production increased by 2.0 % in the euro area and by 2.5 % in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

The increase of 1.1 % in industrial production in the euro area in April 2016, compared with March 2016, is due to production of durable consumer goods rising by 2.3 %, capital goods by 1.9 %, non-durable consumer goods by 1.6 %, intermediate goods by 0.4 % and energy by 0.3 %.

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In the EU28, the increase of 1.3 % is due to production of non-durable consumer goods rising by 2.3 %, durable consumer goods by 1.9 %, capital goods by 1.7 %, energy by 0.5 % and intermediate goods by 0.4 %.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Ireland (+6.7 %), Portugal (+6.4 %), Estonia (+5.9 %) and Hungary (+5.4 %), and the largest decreases in Croatia (-2.8%), Lithuania (-2.7 %) and Latvia (-2.0 %).

Annual comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

The increase of 2.0 % in industrial production in the euro area in April 2016, compared with April 2015, is due to production of capital goods rising by 3.8 %, both intermediate goods and durable consumer goods by 1.5 %, energy by 1.3 % and non-durable consumer goods by 1.0 %.

In the EU28, the increase of 2.5 % is due to production of capital goods rising by 3.5 %, non-durable consumer goods by 2.4 %, durable consumer goods by 2.2 %, intermediate goods by 1.3 % and energy by 1.0 %.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Slovakia (+7.2 %), Poland (+5.9 %), Slovenia (+5.3 %), Hungary (+5.2 %) and Croatia (+5.0 %), while decreases were observed in Malta (-3.6 %), Luxembourg (-2.5 %), Lithuania (-1.3 %) and Latvia (-0.5 %).

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