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Industrial production up by 0.4% in euro area

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In April 2013 compared with March 2013, seasonally adjusted industrial production grew by 0.4% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.3% in the EU27.

In March production rose by 0.9% in both zones. In April 2013 compared with April 2012, industrial production fell by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.8% in the EU27.

Monthly comparison


In April 2013 compared with March 2013, production of capital goods grew by 2.7% in the euro area and by 2.5% in the EU27.
Non-durable consumer goods increased by 0.7% in both zones. Intermediate goods remained stable in the
euro area and fell by 0.1% in the EU27. Energy decreased by 1.5% in both zones. Durable consumer goods dropped by 2.7% in the euro area and by 1.4% in the EU27.

Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production rose in ten and fell in eleven. The highest increases were registered in Ireland (+3.0%), France (+2.3%) and Romania (+1.9%), and the largest decreases in Finland (-5.1%), the Netherlands (-4.3%) and Portugal (-3.6%).

Annual comparison

In April 2013 compared with April 2012, production of durable consumer goods dropped by 6.2% in the euro area and by 4.3% in the EU27. Intermediate goods decreased by 2.8% and 2.9% respectively. Energy fell by 1.7% in the euro area and by 2.8% in the EU27. Capital goods rose by 1.6% and by
1.9% respectively. Non-durable consumer goods increased by 1.6% in the
euro area and 2.1% in the EU27.

Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production fell in thirteen and rose in eight. The largest decreases were registered in Finland (-10.2%), Italy (-4.6%) and the Czech Republic (-3.4%), and the highest increases in Romania (+12.6%), Lithuania (+5.0%) and Estonia (+2.7%).

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