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Industrial production, up 9.1% in H1

Industrial production rose by 9.1% in H1 2014 compared to H1 2013, while the growth adjusted to the number of business days and seasonality was 10.4%, according to the data released Monday by the National Statistics Institute /INS/.

The advance in H1 2014 was owed to the growth of processing industry (+10.7%). The generation and supply of electricity and thermal energy, natural gas, hot water and air conditioning and the mining industry decreased by 1.9% and 1.7% respectively.

By main industrial groups, there were increases in capital goods industry (+ 15.1%), durables industry (+9.6%), consumer goods industry (+ 6.8%) and intermediate goods industry (+ 5.9%). Energy industry decreased by 0.1% .