Year-on-year, production rose for energy (6.5 percent); durable consumer goods (3.9 percent); intermediate goods (3.4 percent) and non-durable consumer goods (0.1 percent). In contrast, production of capital goods edged down 0.1 percent.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases were recorded in Latvia (11.5 percent), Slovenia (10.2 percent) and Estonia (10 percent). Production in Italy jumped 6.6 percent and increases were also seen in France (1.4 percent) and Spain (2 percent). In contrast, industrial output in Germany fell 0.8 percent and went down 1.8 percent in Ireland.
On a monthly basis, production in the Euro Area fell for capital goods (-3.3 percent); energy (-1.4 percent); non-durable consumer goods (-1.2 percent) and intermediate goods (-0.2 percent). In contrast, production of durable consumer goods rose by 2.9 percent.
Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases were registered in Ireland (-11.7 percent) and Germany (-3.1 percent). Production also fell in france (-0.9 percent), and Spain (-0.4 percent) but rose in italy (1.4 percent).