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Ireland's industrial production up by 11.7% since 2012
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13/11/2013 14:10:17

New figures on industrial production released by Eurostat today reveal that Ireland saw the highest increase in industrial production between August 2013 and September 2013, as well as annually between September 2012 and September 2013.  Ireland's industrial production increased by 2.9% in September 2013 compared with August 2013, and increased by 11.7% since September 2012. This is compared with an annual rise of 1.1% in the euro area and 1.2% in the EU28 in September 2013 compared to September 2012.

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    In September 2013 compared with August 2013, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.5% in the euro area(EA17) and by 0.2% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In August industrial production increased by 1.0% and 0.6% respectively.

    In September 2013 compared with September 2012, industrial production rose by 1.1% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU28.

    Monthly comparison

    In September 2013 compared with August 2013, production of durable consumer goods fell by 2.6% in the euro area and by 1.6% in the EU28. Capital goods decreased by 1.0% and 0.2% respectively. Intermediate goods dropped by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28. Non-durable consumer goods declined by 0.2% in the euro area,but rose by 0.4% in the EU28. Energy increased by 1.3% and 0.4% respectively.

    Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production fell in twelve and rose in thirteen. The largest decreases were registered in Portugal (-11.2%), Luxembourg (-4.1%), Croatia (-3.3%) and the Czech Republic (-2.8%), and the highest increases in Ireland (+2.9%), Romania (+2.4%), Hungary (+1.8%) and Poland (+1.4%).

    Annual comparison

    In September 2013 compared with September 2012, production of non-durable consumer goods grew by 2.2% in the euro area and by 1.7% in the EU28. Intermediate goods rose by 0.9% and 1.0% respectively. Capital goods increased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.9% in the EU28. Energy dropped by 0.5% and 1.1% respectively. Durable consumer goods fell by 1.3% in the euro area and by 1.1% in the EU28.

    Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production rose in sixteen and fell in nine. The highest increases were registered in Ireland (+11.7%), Romania (+8.9%), Slovakia (+7.5%) and Poland (+5.6%), and the largest decreases in Luxembourg (-4.0%), Croatia (-3.9%) and Italy (-3.0%).

    The full Eurostat press release is available here.




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