In May 2017 compared with April 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.3 percent in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2 percent in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
In April 2017 industrial production rose by 0.3 percent in euro area and by 0.1 percent in the EU28. In year-on-year comparison, industrial production increased by 4 percent in both zones.
In monthly comparison, among Member States, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Lithuania (+3.8 percent), Romania (+3.5 percent) and the Czech Republic (+3.3 percent), and the largest decreases in Portugal (-1 percent) and Malta (-0.9 percent).
In the EU28, the increase of 1.2 percent is due to production of capital goods rising by 2 percent, durable consumer goods by 1.8 percent, non-durable consumer goods by 1 percent, energy by 0.7 percent and intermediate goods by 0.6 percent.
In annual comparison, Romania registered also the highest increase – 14.6 percent, followed by Estonia (+12.6 percent) and the Czech Republic (+10.7 percent). Decreases were observed in Malta and the United Kingdom (both -0.7 percent).
In the EU28, the increase of 4 percent is due to production of durable consumer goods rising by 6.8 percent, capital goods by 6.1 percent, intermediate goods by 4.9 percent, non-durable consumer goods by 2.4 percent and energy by 1.1 percent.