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

Industrial Production In the Euro Area increased 0.80 percent in April 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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Euro Area Industrial Production
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 2.10 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. Content for - Euro Area Industrial Production - was last refreshed on Friday, July 3, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 0.8% 2.1% (R) 1.1% 1.3%
2015-07-14 10:00 AM May 0.8% 1.17%
2015-08-12 10:00 AM Jun 1.21%
2015-09-14 10:00 AM Jul 1.47%


Euro Area Industrial Production Disappoints


Industrial output in the Eurozone rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in April, slowing from an upwardly revised 2.1 percent gain in March and below market expectations. Compared with the previous month, production edged up a meager 0.1 percent.

Year-on-year, production of capital goods rose 2.1 percent, durable consumer goods 1.7 percent and both intermediate goods and energy by 0.2 percent, while non-durable consumer goods fell by 0.3 percent. 

In the EU28, the increase of 1.2 percent is due to production of capital goods rising by 2.4 percent durable consumer goods by 1.7 percent, energy by 1.1 percent and intermediate goods by 0.8 percent, while non-durable consumer goods fell by 0.8 percent. 

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases were registered in Latvia (+10.2 percent), Ireland (+9.8 percent) and Hungary (+6.3 percent). Decreases were recorded in Finland (-4.1 percent), the Netherlands (-3.9 percent), Portugal (-1.1 percent) and Estonia (-0.2 percent).  

Month-over-month, the increase of 0.1 percent in industrial production in the Euro Area in April 2015 is due to production of durable consumer goods rising by 1.0 percent, capital goods by 0.7 percent and intermediate goods by 0.3 percent, while non-durable consumer goods fell by 0.8 percent and energy by 1.6 percent.

In the EU28, the increase of 0.1 percent is due to production of capital goods rising by 0.6 percent and durable consumer goods by 0.5 percent, while intermediate goods were stable. Energy fell by 0.4 percent and non-durable consumer goods by 1.2 percent.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Lithuania (+3.4 percent), Sweden (+2.2 percent) and Portugal (+2.1 percent), and the largest decreases in Croatia (-4.1 percent), Malta (-3.8 percent), Greece (-2.3 percent) and Poland (-2.1 percent).   

Eurostat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/12/2015 12:54:00 PM


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Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.14 0.28 1.53 -3.89 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.50 52.20 59.00 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 54.40 53.80 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.80 2.10 9.80 -21.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 -0.40 2.30 -4.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.90 1.80 10.20 -22.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.10 81.00 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories -5.80 -9.80 21.64 -20.94 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 53.70 61.20 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 783.00 797.00 1130.00 665.00 Thousand [+]
Composite Pmi 54.10 53.60 54.10 45.70 Index Points [+]
Mining Production -14.10 -2.60 25.80 -26.60 percent [+]


Industrial Production Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.71 Mar/15 3.72 12.95 -7.78 percent [+]
Brazil -8.80 May/15 -7.60 20.12 -17.47 percent [+]
Canada -1.08 Apr/15 -0.55 11.40 -14.70 percent [+]
China 6.10 May/15 5.90 29.40 -21.10 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.80 Apr/15 2.10 9.80 -21.40 percent [+]
France 1.10 Apr/15 1.30 8.50 -19.30 percent [+]
Germany 1.40 Apr/15 0.20 15.00 -22.00 percent [+]
India 4.10 Apr/15 2.53 20.00 -7.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.83 Apr/15 7.23 34.50 -25.40 percent [+]
Italy 0.10 Apr/15 1.40 17.40 -25.90 percent [+]
Japan -4.00 May/15 0.10 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Mexico 1.10 Apr/15 1.70 20.30 -14.82 percent [+]
Netherlands -4.20 Apr/15 1.30 13.90 -19.20 percent [+]
Russia -5.50 May/15 -4.50 17.70 -16.90 percent [+]
South Korea -2.80 May/15 -2.60 38.80 -25.30 percent [+]
Spain 1.80 Apr/15 3.20 17.80 -28.40 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.50 Mar/15 2.70 14.68 -8.80 percent [+]
Turkey 3.80 Apr/15 4.70 25.20 -23.70 percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.20 Apr/15 1.10 22.70 -12.00 percent [+]
United States 1.40 May/15 1.90 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]