Euro zone industrial production rose 1.4% in August

In August 2017 compared with July 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2017, industrial production rose by 0.3% in the euro area, while it fell by 0.3% in the EU28. In August 2017 compared with August 2016, industrial production increased by 3.8% in the euro area and by 3.9% in the EU28.

The increase of 1.4% in industrial production in the euro area in August 2017, compared with July 2017, is due to production of capital goods rising by 3.1%, durable consumer goods by 1.3%, intermediate goods by 1.2% and energy by 0.2%, while production of non-durable consumer goods remained stable. In the EU28, the increase of 1.7% is due to production of capital goods rising by 3.2%, durable consumer goods by 1.2%, intermediate goods by 1.0%, energy by 0.7% and non-durable consumer goods by 0.4%.

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