Eurostat: Estonia and Romania, leaders in the EU in terms of industrial production growth

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The industrial production has grown in June by 2.6% in the eurozone and by 2.9% in the European Union (EU28) against the similar period in 2016, whereas Estonia and Romania have registered the most significant advance, data released by Eurostat reveal.

The highest increases of industrial production in June were registered in Estonia (14.5%), Romania (11.5%) and Sweden (8.9%), the only countries registering decreases being Ireland (minus 8.1%) and Malta (minus 1.3%).

Against the previous month, the industrial output has fallen by 0.5% in the EU and by 0.6% in the eurozone, following an advance in May of 1.2% in the EU and in the eurozone.

The highest quarterly growths of industrial production were registered by Luxembourg (3.4%), Estonia, Croatia and the Netherlands (1.2% each) and the steepest decreases by Ireland (minus 7.5%), Czech Republic (minus 3.8%) and Malta (minus 3.2%).

 

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