Industrial production grew 5.1 percent in the eurozone and 5.3 percent in the European Union in August, compared to the same month in 2020, according to data released on Wednesday by the European Statistics Office (Eurostat), according to Eggpress.
Among EU member states for which data is available, the decline in industrial production in August compared to the same month in 2020 was only in Portugal (minus 7.2%), Malta (minus 4.2%) and the Czech Republic (minus 1.4%) . ), and the highest annual increase occurred in Belgium (29.9%), Ireland (22.1%) and Lithuania (15.4%).
Industrial production also increased in Denmark (12.4%), Austria (11%), Bulgaria (10.8%), Poland (10.7%), Greece (10.3%), Slovenia (8.3%), the Netherlands (5.6%). , Croatia (5.4%), France (5.1%), Estonia and Finland (both 4.4%), Luxembourg (4%), Latvia (3.8%), Sweden (2.2%), Spain (2%), Germany (1.9%) ) ) and Romania (1.1%).
In the case of the European Union, production of secondhand goods increased by 10.9%, production of intermediate goods by 7.1%, production of capital goods by 2.4% and production of energy by 1%, while production of durable goods fell 0.8%.
In August, compared to the previous month, industrial production fell 1.6% in the euro area and 1.5% in the European Union, after rising 1.4% in the euro area and 1% in the EU by 2% in July.
Among EU member states for which data are available, the largest increases in August compared to the previous month were in Denmark (3.5%), Lithuania (2.9%) and Luxembourg (2.1%), and the most significant decrease in Malta ( minus 3.6%), Germany and Estonia (both with minus 4.1%), Slovakia (minus 3.8%).
After a 0.9% decline in July, Romania reported a 0.1% monthly decrease in industrial output in August.
In the case of the European Union, production of capital goods fell by 4%, of durable goods by 2.9% and of intermediate goods by 1.4%, while energy production remained stagnant and goods of immediate use increased by 0.3%.
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