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EU-27 industrial output down 1.3 percent in Sept from Aug

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In September this year as compared with the previous month of August, seasonally-adjusted industrial production fell by two percent in the euro area and by 1.3 percent in the EU-27. In August, production had risen by 1.4 percent and one percent respectively, month on month.

Meanwhile, in September this year compared with September last year, seasonally-adjusted industrial production increased by 2.2 percent in the euro area and in the EU-27. These figures are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

As compared to August, in September this year production of capital goods declined by 4.2 percent in the euro area and by 3.1 percent in the EU-27, while intermediate goods dropped by 2.2 percent both in the euro area and by 1.7 percent in the EU-27, non-durable consumer goods fell by 1.3 percent and by 0.5 percent respectively, while durable consumer goods fell by 3.8 percent percent in the euro area and by 1.7 percent in the EU-27.

Among the member states for which data are available, in September this year as compared to August, industrial production rose in 10 states, fell in seven and remained stable in the UK. The highest increases were registered in Slovakia (+3.2%), in Poland and Sweden (+1.9%) and in Slovenia (+1.5%), while the largest decreases were in Estonia (-10.9%), in Portugal (-5.8%) and in Italy (-4.8%).

As compared to September last year, in September this year production of capital goods grew by 5.7 percent in the euro area and by six percent in the EU-27, intermediate goods increased by two percent and 2.2 percent respectively, durable consumer goods fell by 1.3 percent in the euro area and by 1.4 percent in the EU-27, non-durable consumer goods grew by 0.6 percent and 1.1 percent respectively, while production of energy decreased by 2.9 percent in the euro area and by 3.8 percent in the EU-27. 
 
Among the member states for which data are available, in September this year as compared to September last year, industrial production rose in 14 states and fell in eight. The highest increases were registered in Latvia (+9.6%), in Lithuania (+80.3%), and Poland (+7.9%), and the largest decreases were seen in Italy (-2.7%), in Greece (-2.3%) and in Denmark (-2.2%).

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