Euro Area Industrial Production 1991-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Industrial Production In the Euro Area increased 1.80 percent in March of 2015 over the same month in the previous year. Industrial Production in the Euro Area averaged 0.86 percent from 1991 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 9.80 percent in May of 2010 and a record low of -21.40 percent in April of 2009. Industrial Production in the Euro Area is reported by the Eurostat.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 1.90 9.80 -21.40 1991 - 2015 percent Monthly
In Euro Area, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities. This page provides - Euro Area Industrial Production - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Euro Area Industrial Production - was last refreshed on Monday, May 25, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-12 10:00 AM Jan 1.2% 0.6% (R) 0.1% 0.1%
2015-04-14 10:00 AM Feb 1.6% 0.4% (R) 0.7% 0.2%
2015-05-13 10:00 AM Mar 1.8% 1.9% (R) 1.8% 1.2%
2015-06-12 10:00 AM Apr 1.8% -0.45%
2015-07-14 10:00 AM May -0.49%
2015-08-12 10:00 AM Jun -0.53%


Euro Area Industrial Production Rises in March


Industrial production in the Eurozone increased 1.8 percent year-on-year in March, down from a revised 1.9 percent growth in February, as expected. On a monthly basis, industrial output surprisingly fell 0.3 percent, from a revised 1.0 percent rise in the previous month.

Compared with March 2014, industrial production went up by 1.8 percent, as production of non-durable consumer goods rose 5.7 percent, energy grew 3.8 percent and capital goods increased 0.3 percent. Intermediate goods remained stable and durable consumer goods fell 1.7 percent. 

In the EU28, the increase of 2.0 percent is due to production of non-durable consumer goods rising by 4.6 percent, energy by 2.3 percent, capital goods by 1.2 percent, intermediate goods by 0.9 percent and durable consumer goods by 0.3 percent. 

The highest increases in industrial production were registered in Ireland (+40.0 percent), Hungary (+8.9 percent), Latvia (+8.7 percent) and Poland (+6.6 percent). Decreases were recorded in Finland (-4.4 percent), Sweden (-1.1 percent), Malta (-1.0 percent) and Germany (-0.1 percent).

On a monthly basis, industrial production decreased 0.3 percent in the euro area due to a falling production of: energy (-1.7 percent); both capital goods and durable consumer goods (-0.9 percent), and intermediate goods (-0.3 percent). In contrast, non-durable consumer goods increased by 2.3 percent.

Industrial production remained stable in the EU28 due to production of non-durable consumer goods rising by 2.1 percent and intermediate goods remaining stable, while capital goods and durable consumer goods both fell by 0.5 percent, and energy by 1.0 percent. 

The largest decreases in industrial production were registered in the Netherlands (-3.6 percent), Lithuania (-3.4 percent) and Estonia (-1.0 percent), and the highest increases in Latvia (+10.9 percent), Denmark (+4.6 percent), and Ireland (+3.0 percent).

Eurostat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/13/2015 10:40:09 AM


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Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.32 0.23 1.68 -3.39 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.30 52.00 59.00 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 53.30 54.10 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.80 1.90 9.80 -21.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 1.00 2.30 -4.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.70 1.20 10.20 -22.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.20 81.00 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories -15.32 -7.01 21.64 -20.94 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 61.20 64.80 330.99 -63.70 [+]
Sentix Investors Sentiment 19.65 19.96 42.02 -42.67 [+]
Car Registrations 797.00 788.00 1130.00 665.00 Thousand [+]
Composite Pmi 53.40 53.90 54.00 45.70 Index Points [+]
Mining Production -4.50 10.70 21.20 -26.60 percent [+]


Industrial Production Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 3.44 Nov/14 3.87 12.95 -7.78 percent [+]
Brazil -3.50 Mar/15 -9.40 20.12 -17.47 percent [+]
Canada 1.35 Feb/15 2.83 11.40 -14.70 percent [+]
China 5.90 Apr/15 5.60 29.40 -21.10 percent [+]
Euro Area 1.80 Mar/15 1.90 9.80 -21.40 percent [+]
France 1.30 Mar/15 1.20 8.50 -19.30 percent [+]
Germany -0.10 Mar/15 0.10 15.00 -22.00 percent [+]
India 2.10 Mar/15 4.87 20.00 -7.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.72 Mar/15 3.05 34.50 -25.40 percent [+]
Italy 1.50 Mar/15 -0.10 17.40 -25.90 percent [+]
Japan -1.70 Mar/15 -2.00 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Mexico 1.70 Mar/15 1.70 20.30 -14.82 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.70 Mar/15 5.80 13.90 -19.20 percent [+]
Russia -4.50 Apr/15 -0.60 17.70 -16.90 percent [+]
South Korea -0.10 Mar/15 -5.00 38.80 -25.30 percent [+]
Spain 2.90 Mar/15 0.90 17.80 -28.40 percent [+]
Switzerland 2.70 Nov/14 -0.36 14.68 -8.80 percent [+]
Turkey 4.70 Mar/15 0.90 25.20 -23.70 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.70 Mar/15 0.10 22.70 -12.00 percent [+]
United States 1.90 Apr/15 2.05 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]