Euro area industrial output down 0.5 percent in April from March

Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:26:36 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In April this year, seasonally-adjusted industrial production decreased by 0.5 percent in the euro area, while falling by 0.7 percent in the EU-28, as compared with March. Industrial production in March had declined by 0.4 percent in the euro area and by 0.2 percent in the EU-28, on month-on-month basis. In April this year compared with April 2018, industrial production fell by 0.4 percent in the euro area and by 0.1 percent in the EU-28. These figures are released by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union.

As compared to March, in April this year the production of capital goods fell by 1.4 percent in the euro area and 2.0 percent in the EU-28, while the production of non-durable consumer goods increased by 0.2 percent in the euro area, while declining by 0.2 percent in the EU-28. In April this year, the production of energy was up by 1.4 percent in the euro area and by 0.9 percent in the EU-28, and the production of durable goods declined by 1.7 percent in the euro area and by 0.7 percent in the EU-28, all month on month. Meanwhile, the production of intermediate goods fell by 1.0 percent in the euro area and by 0.9 percent in the EU-28, month on month.

Among the member states, in April the highest month-on-month increases were registered in Ireland (3.6%), Portugal (2.9%), Finland (2.2%) and Luxembourg (2.1%), and the highest decreases in the UK (2.7%), Germany (2.3%) and Latvia (2.0%).

As compared to the same month of 2018, in April 2019 production of energy decreased by 0.1 percent in the euro area and by 0.6 percent in the EU-28. In the same month, production of intermediate goods fell by 1.2 percent in the euro area and by 0.1 percent in the EU-28, and production of capital goods moved down by 1.2 percent in the euro area and by 1.6 percent in the EU-28, all year on year. In April this year, production of non-durable consumer goods rose by 1.7 percent in the euro area and by 2.8 percent in the EU-28 and production of durable consumer goods was down by 0.8 percent in the euro area and up by 0.2 percent in the EU-28, all year-on-year basis.

Among the member states for which data are available, in April the largest year-on-year decreases in industrial production were registered in Germany (3.4%), the Netherlands (2.7%), Latvia and the UK (both 2.4%), while the highest increases were observed in Lithuania (13.8%), Ireland (6.9%) and Poland (6.6%).


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