EU Stats: Industrial production up by 1.3% in euro area

May 2017 compared with April 2017

In May 2017 compared with April 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2017 industrial production rose by 0.3% in euro area and by 0.1% in the EU28.

In May 2017 compared with May 2016, industrial production increased by 4.0% in both zones.

The increase of 1.3% in industrial production in the euro area in May 2017, compared with April 2017, is due to production of capital goods rising by 2.3%, durable consumer goods by 1.8%, non-durable consumer goods by 1.2%, energy by 0.9% and intermediate goods by 0.3%.

In the EU28, the increase of 1.2% is due to production of capital goods rising by 2.0%, durable consumer goods by 1.8%, non-durable consumer goods by 1.0%, energy by 0.7% and intermediate goods by 0.6%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Lithuania (+3.8%), Romania (+3.5%) and the Czech Republic (+3.3%), and the largest decreases in Portugal (-1.0%) and Malta (-0.9%).

Annual comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

The increase of 4.0% in industrial production in the euro area in May 2017, compared with May 2016, is due to production of durable consumer goods rising by 7.5%, capital goods by 5.5%, intermediate goods by 3.8%, nondurable consumer goods by 2.6% and energy by 2.2%.

In the EU28, the increase of 4.0% is due to production of durable consumer goods rising by 6.8%, capital goods by 6.1%, intermediate goods by 4.9%, non-durable consumer goods by 2.4% and energy by 1.1%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Romania (+14.6%), Estonia (+12.6%) and the Czech Republic (+10.7%). Decreases were observed in Malta and the United Kingdom (both -0.7%).

Geographical information

The euro area (EA19) includes Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland.

The European Union (EU28) includes Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Sorce: Eurostat, 12th July 2017

 

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