In September, industrial production in the European Union (EU28) were up by 1.2 percent over a year earlier, but dropped by 0.2 percent on a monthly basis.
Year-on-year, production of non-durable consumer goods grew by 2.2 percent in the Euro Area and by 1.7 percent in the EU28. Intermediate goods rose by 0.9 percent and 1.0 percent respectively. Capital goods increased by 0.8 percent in the Euro Area and by 1.9 percent in the EU28. Energy dropped by 0.5 percent and 1.1 percent respectively. Durable consumer goods fell by 1.3 percent in the Euro Area and by 1.1 percent 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 percent), Romania (+8.9 percent), Slovakia (+7.5 percent) and Poland (+5.6 percent), and the largest decreases in Luxembourg (-4.0 percent), Croatia (-3.9 percent) and Italy (-3.0 percent).
Month over month, industrial production fell in twelve and rose in thirteen countries. The largest decreases were registered in Portugal (-11.2 percent), Luxembourg (-4.1 percent), Croatia (-3.3 percent) and the Czech Republic (-2.8 percent), and the highest increases in Ireland (+2.9 percent), Romania (+2.4 percent), Hungary (+1.8 percent) and Poland (+1.4 percent).