Industrial production up by 12.4% in euro area and 11.4% in EU

In May 2020 industrial production rose by 12.4% in the euro area and by 11.4% in the EU, compared with April 2020, according to estimates from Eurostat.

In April 2020, industrial production fell by 18.2% both in the euro area and in the EU.

In May 2020 compared with May 2019, industrial production decreased by 20.9% in the euro area and by 20.5% in the EU.

In the euro area in May 2020, compared with April 2020, production of durable consumer goods rose by 54.2%, capital goods by 25.4%, intermediate goods by 10.0%, non-durable consumer goods by 2.8% and energy by 2.3%.

In the EU, production of durable consumer goods rose by 47.7%, capital goods by 24.8%, intermediate goods by 8.7%, energy by 2.5% and non-durable consumer goods by 1.8%.

The highest increases were registered in Italy (+42.1%), France (+20.0%) and Slovakia (+19.6%).

The largest decreases were observed in Ireland (-9.8%), Croatia (-3.5%) and Finland (-1.3%).

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