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2013.03.20 13:42

Lithuania Leads the EU in Industrial Growth

DELFI.lt 2013.03.20 13:42

In January 2013 compared with January 2012, industrial production decreased by 1.3% in the euro area (EA17) and by 1.7% in the EU27, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Based on these estimates, Lithuania is among the countries with the highest growth of industrial production in the EU. 

In January 2013 compared with January 2012, industrial production decreased by 1.3% in the euro area (EA17) and by 1.7% in the EU27, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Based on these estimates, Lithuania is among the countries with the highest growth of industrial production in the EU.

Among those countries for which data are available, industrial production fell in eleven and rose in seven EU member states. The largest decreases were registered in Sweden (-5.9%), Finland (-5.4%), Greece and Spain (-5%), with the highest increases in Bulgaria and Lithuania (8% each) as well as Estonia (5.5%).

In January 2013 compared with January 2012, production of durable consumer goods fell by 5.5% in the euro area and by 4.3% in the EU27. Intermediate goods production dropped by 3.1% and 3.4%, respectively.

Capital goods production decreased by 2.6% in both zones. Production of energy increased by 0.9% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU27. Production of non-durable consumer goods rose by 3.1% and 2.2%, respectively.