Malta’s industrial production decreased by 0.5% in July

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Malta's industrial production decreased by 0.5% in JulyJuly 2012 compared with June 2012 Industrial production up by 0.6% in euro area up by 1.1% in EU27

In July 2012 compared with June 2012, seasonally adjusted industrial production grew by 0.6% in the euro area (EA17) and by 1.1% in the EU27. In June production decreased by 0.6% and 0.8% respectively.

In July 2012 compared with June 2012, production of capital goods increased by 2.4% in the euro area and by 2.5% in the EU27. Intermediate goods rose by 0.1% and 0.4% respectively.

Durable consumer goods fell by 0.5% in the euro area, but grew by 0.7% in the EU27. Non-durable consumer goods declined by 0.6% in the euro area, but gained 0.2% in the EU27. Production of energy dropped by 1.2% and 0.1% respectively.

Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production rose in seventeen and fell in five. The highest increases were registered in Lithuania (+4.4%), the United Kingdom (+2.9%), Poland (+2.4%) and Denmark (+2.3%), and the largest decreases in Slovenia (-2.3%), the Netherlands (-0.8%) and Malta (-0.5%).

In July 2012 compared with July 2011, production of durable consumer goods declined by 9.4% in the euro area and by 6.9% in the EU27. Intermediate goods fell by 3.3% and 2.9% respectively. Non-durable consumer goods decreased by 2.2% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU27. Capital goods dropped by 0.9% in the euro area and rose by 0.1% in the EU27. Production of energy increased by 0.3% in the euro area and fell by 0.2% in the EU27.

Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production fell in ten and rose in twelve. The largest decreases were registered in Estonia and Italy (both -7.3%), Spain (-5.4%) and Greece (-5.3%), and the highest increases in Slovakia (+18.4%), Latvia (+5.3%) and Ireland (+5.1%). Malta stood at +2.9%.

These estimates are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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