World Bulletin / News Desk
In December 2017, industrial production has increased by 0.4 percent in the euro area and by 0.3 percent in the EU28, according to Eurostat's statement.
Eurostat underlined, the decrease of 1 percent in the euro area stemmed from fallings in the production of energy (6.6 percent), durable consumer goods (1.9 percent) and intermediate goods (1 percent).
Meanwhile, production of capital goods and non-durable consumer goods rose by 1.2 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively, said the statement.
The EU28's decline is also due to the falling of energy production by 3.3 percent, durable consumer goods by 1.4 percent, intermediate goods by 0.6 percent and non-durable goods by 0.3 percent, while production of capital goods rose by 1.2 percent.
"Among member states for which data are available, the largest decreases in industrial production were registered in the Netherlands (5.7 percent), Romania (2.9 percent) and Spain (2.5 percent), and the highest increases in Portugal (2.5 percent), Estonia (1.9 percent) and Denmark (1.8 percent).