In the month of December 2010, seasonally
adjusted industrial production fell
by 0.1% in both the Eurozone (EA16) and the
EU272. In November 2010 production rose by 1.4% and 1.2% respectively.
In December 2010 compared with December 2009, industrial
production grew by 8.0% in the Eurozone and by 7.7% in the EU27. Compared
with 2009, the average production index for 2010 increased by 7.1% in the
Eurozone and by
6.7% in the EU27.
December was a month of record low
temperatures across Europe.
These estimates were issued today by Eurostat, the statistics office of the
Monthly comparison: In the month of December,
production of energy grew by 2.4% in the Eurozone and by 1.7% in the EU27.
Capital goods rose by 0.7% and 0.8% respectively. Non-durable consumer goods
fell by 0.3% in the Eurozone and by 0.2% in the EU27.
Durable consumer goods decreased by 1.0% and 0.1% respectively. Intermediate
goods declined by 1.3% in both zones.
Among the member countries for which data are available,
industrial production rose in ten, fell in nine and remained stable in Germany and the Netherlands. The highest
increases were registered in Slovenia (+4.2%), Portugal (+3.8%) and Estonia
(+1.3%), and the largest decreases in
Annual comparison: In December 2010 compared with December 2009,
production of capital goods grew by 14.8% in the Eurozone and by 14.5% in the EU27. Intermediate goods
increased by 7.8% and 7.9% respectively. Production of energy rose by 5.8% in
the Eurozone and
by 3.8% in the EU27.
Durable consumer goods gained 2.1% and 1.8% respectively. Non-durable consumer
goods grew by 1.9% in the Eurozone and by 2.5% in the EU27.
Industrial production rose in all member countries for which data are
available, except Greece (-5.2%), Malta (-3.1%) and Spain (-0.1%). The highest increases were registered
(+38.4%), Ireland (+16.9%), Latvia (+15.7%), Lithuania
The Eurozone (EA16) consisted of 16 Member States up to 31 December 2010:
Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg,
Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland. From
1 January 2011 the Eurozone (EA17) also includes Estonia.
The EU27 includes Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), the Czech
Republic (CZ), Denmark (DK), Germany (DE), Estonia (EE), Ireland (IE),
Greece (EL), Spain (ES), France (FR), Italy (IT), Cyprus (CY), Latvia (LV),
Lithuania (LT), Luxembourg (LU), Hungary (HU), Malta (MT), the Netherlands
(NL), Austria (AT), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), Slovenia (SI),
Slovakia (SK), Finland (FI), Sweden (SE) and the United Kingdom (UK).