In July 2017 compared with June 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), while it decreased by 0.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In June 2017, industrial production fell by 0.6% in both zones. In July 2017 compared with July 2016, industrial production increased by 3.2% in the euro area and by 3.1% in the EU28.
The increase of 0.1% in industrial production in the euro area in July 2017, compared with June 2017, is due to production of capital goods rising by 0.8%, durable consumer goods by 0.7% and intermediate goods by 0.5%, while production of non-durable consumer goods fell by 0.4% and energy by 1.2%. In the EU28, the decrease of 0.3% is due to production of energy falling by 1.1% and non-durable consumer goods by 0.6%, while production of durable consumer goods rose by 0.2% and that of both intermediate goods and capital goods by 0.4%. Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Portugal (+1.9%), Ireland (+1.8%) and France (+0.6%), and the largest decreases in the Czech Republic (-9.8%), Hungary (-4.1%), Malta and Slovakia (both -3.3%).
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