13th October 2012

Industrial production grew in August 2012

Compared with July 2012, industrial production grew by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU27. However, compared with August 2011, production dropped significantly - by 2.9% in the euro area and by 1.8% in the EU27. The biggest increase in production has been reported in the sector of durable and non-durable consumer goods.

From the country perspective, industrial production rose in thirteen contries, fell in eight and remained stable in Ireland. The highest increases were registered in Portugal (+6.8%), Lithuania (+4.6%), Slovenia (+4.0%) and Greece (+2.5%). On the contrary, the largest decreases were recorded in the Czech Republic (-2.9%), Denmark (-2.8%), Romania and Finland (both -1.1%).

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic