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Eurostat: Romania, among the European Union countries where industrial production increased in August

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In August 2021, the seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.6% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the EU, compared with July 2021, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2021, industrial production rose by 1.4% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU.

 

In August 2021 compared with August 2020, industrial production increased by 5.1% in the euro area and by 5.3% in the EU. In Romania the increase was 1.1%

 

Monthly comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

 

In the euro area in August 2021, compared with July 2021, production of capital goods fell by 3.9%, durable consumer goods by 3.4%, intermediate goods by 1.5% and non-durable consumer goods by 0.8%, while production of energy rose by 0.5%. In the EU, production of capital goods fell by 4.0%, durable consumer goods by 2.9% and intermediate goods by 1.4%, while production of energy remained stable and non-durable consumer goods rose by 0.3%.

 

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest monthly decreases were registered in Malta (-6.3%), Germany and Estonia (both -4.1%) and Slovakia (-3.8%). The highest increases were observed in Denmark (+3.5%), Lithuania (+2.9%) and Luxembourg (+2.1%).

 

Annual comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

 

In the euro area in August 2021, compared with August 2020, production of non-durable consumer goods rose by 11.6%, intermediate goods by 6.6% and capital goods by 2.8%, while production of energy fell by 0.6% and durable consumer goods by 1.9%.

 

In the EU, production of non-durable consumer goods rose by 10.9%, intermediate goods by 7.1%, capital goods by 2.4% and energy by 1.0%, while production of durable consumer goods fell by 0.8%.

 

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest annual increases were registered in Belgium (+29.9%), Ireland (+22.1%) and Lithuania (+15.4%). Decreases were observed in Portugal (-7.2%), Malta (-4.2%) and Czechia (-1.4%).

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