Industrial production down by 1.2 % in Euro Area down by 1.1 % in EU28 in May

Industrial production down by 1.2 % in Euro Area down by 1.1 % in EU28 in May

In May 2016 compared with April 2016, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.2 % in the Euro Area (EA19) and by 1.1 % in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2016 industrial production rose by 1.4 % in the euro area and by 1.5 % in the EU28

In May 2016 compared with May 2015, industrial production increased by 0.5 % in the Euro Area and by 1.1 % in the EU28.

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Monthly comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

The decrease of 1.2 % in industrial production in the euro area in May 2016, compared with April 2016, is due to production of energy falling by 4.3 %, capital goods by 2.3 %, durable consumer goods by 1.4 %, intermediate goods by 0.4 % and non-durable consumer goods by 0.1 %.

In the EU28, the decrease of 1.1 % is due to production of energy falling by 3.3 %, capital goods by 2.0 %, durable consumer goods by 0.7 %, intermediate goods by 0.5 % and non-durable consumer goods by 0.3 %.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in industrial production were registered in the Netherlands (-7.8 %), Portugal (-4.4 %), Greece (-4.3 %) and Romania (-4.0 %), while increases were recorded in Lithuania (+3.9 %), Latvia (+2.4 %), Slovenia (+0.6 %) and Malta (+0.3 %).

Annual comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

The increase of 0.5 % in industrial production in the euro area in May 2016, compared with May 2015, is due to production of both intermediate goods and non-durable consumer goods rising by 0.8 % and capital goods by 0.3 %, while production of energy fell by 1.1 % and durable consumer goods by 0.9 %.

In the EU28, the increase of 1.1 % is due to production of non-durable consumer goods rising by 1.5 %, capital goods by 1.0 % and both intermediate goods and durable consumer goods by 0.8 %, while production of energy fell by 2.0 %.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Slovakia (+6.0 %), Ireland (+5.8 %), Latvia (+5.1 %) and Slovenia (+5.0 %), and the largest decreases in Malta (-3.7 %), Bulgaria (-3.3 %) and Portugal (-2.4 %).

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