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

Industrial Production In the Euro Area increased 1.60 percent in February 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


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.60 0.40 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 Sunday, April 26, 2015.


Euro Area Industrial Production Beats Expectations


Industrial production in the Eurozone increased 1.6 percent year-on-year in February, up from a revised 0.4 percent rise in January and better than market expectations. On a monthly basis, industrial output went up 1.1 percent, the highest gain in ten months.

Production of energy rose by 6.6 percent, non-durable consumer goods by 1.8 percent, capital goods by 1.1 percent and durable consumer goods by 0.5 percent, while intermediate goods fell by 0.2 percent.

In the EU28, the increase of 1.4 percent is due to production of energy rising by 3.9 percent, capital goods by 1.7 percent, durable consumer goods by 1.3 percent, and both intermediate goods and non-durable consumer goods by 0.7 percent.

The highest increases in industrial production were registered in Ireland (+30.3 percent), the Netherlands (+6.6 percent), Hungary (+5.9 percent) and Slovenia (+5.8 percent), and the largest decreases in Finland (-5.2 percent), Sweden (-3.7 percent) and Denmark (-2.5 percent).

On a monthly basis, industrial production increased 1.1 percent in the Euro Area, boosted by a 1.6 percent rise in production of non-durable consumer goods; energy (+1.1 percent), both capital goods and durable consumer goods (+1.0 percent) and intermediate goods (+0.3 percent).

In the EU28, the increase of 0.9 percent is due to production of non-durable consumer goods rising by 1.1 percent, capital goods by 0.9 percent, energy by 0.6 percent, durable consumer goods by 0.5 percent and intermediate goods by 0.3 percent.

The highest increases in industrial production were registered in Ireland (+16.3 percent), Lithuania (+6.1 percent), Croatia (+3.5 percent) and Greece (+2.5 percent), and the largest decreases in Malta (-1.3 percent), Bulgaria (-0.6 percent) and Portugal (-0.5 percent).

Eurostat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/14/2015 10:19:05 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-12 10:00 AM
Industrial Production YoY  Dec
-0.2% -0.8% (R) 0.3% -0.16%
2015-03-12 10:00 AM
Industrial Production YoY  Jan
1.2% 0.6% (R) 0.1% 0.1%
2015-04-14 10:00 AM
Industrial Production YoY  Feb
1.6% 0.4% (R) 0.7% 0.2%
2015-05-13 10:00 AM
Industrial Production YoY  Mar
1.6% -0.41%
2015-06-12 10:00 AM
Industrial Production YoY  Apr
-0.45%
2015-07-14 10:00 AM
Industrial Production YoY  May
-0.49%


Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.23 0.09 1.68 -3.39 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.90 52.20 59.00 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 53.70 54.20 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.60 0.40 9.80 -21.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.10 -0.30 2.30 -4.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.00 0.00 10.20 -22.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.00 80.00 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories -15.32 -7.01 21.64 -20.94 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 64.80 62.40 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Sentix Investors Sentiment 19.96 18.64 42.02 -42.67 [+]
Car Registrations 790.00 796.00 1130.00 665.00 Thousand [+]
Composite Pmi 53.50 54.00 54.00 45.70 Index Points [+]
Mining Production 12.00 2.70 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 -9.10 Feb/15 -5.20 20.12 -17.47 percent [+]
Canada 3.33 Jan/15 3.39 11.40 -14.70 percent [+]
China 5.60 Mar/15 6.80 29.40 -21.10 percent [+]
Euro Area 1.60 Feb/15 0.40 9.80 -21.40 percent [+]
France 0.30 Feb/15 -0.90 8.50 -19.30 percent [+]
Germany -0.30 Feb/15 0.90 15.00 -22.00 percent [+]
India 5.00 Feb/15 2.80 20.00 -7.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 2.26 Feb/15 4.99 34.50 -25.40 percent [+]
Italy -0.20 Feb/15 -2.20 17.40 -25.90 percent [+]
Japan -2.00 Feb/15 -2.80 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Mexico 1.60 Feb/15 0.30 20.30 -14.82 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.30 Feb/15 2.40 13.90 -19.20 percent [+]
Russia -0.60 Mar/15 -1.60 17.70 -16.90 percent [+]
South Korea -4.70 Feb/15 1.70 38.80 -25.30 percent [+]
Spain 0.60 Feb/15 0.10 17.80 -28.40 percent [+]
Switzerland 2.70 Nov/14 -0.36 14.68 -8.80 percent [+]
Turkey 1.00 Feb/15 -2.20 25.20 -23.70 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 Feb/15 1.20 22.70 -12.00 percent [+]
United States 2.05 Mar/15 3.56 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]