In January 2013 compared with the same month in the previous year, production of durable consumer goods fell by 5.5 percent in the Euro Area and by 4.3 percent in the EU27. Intermediate goods dropped by 3.1 percent and 3.4 percent respectively. Capital goods decreased by 2.6 percent in both zones. Production of energy increased by 0.9 percent in the Euro Area and remained stable in the EU27. Non-durable consumer goods rose by 3.1 percent and 2.2 percent respectively.
Among the Member States for which data are available, industrial production fell in eleven and rose in seven. The largest decreases were registered in Sweden (-5.9 percent), Finland (-5.4 percent), Greece and Spain (both -5.0 percent), and the highest increases in Bulgaria and Lithuania (both +8.0 percent) and Estonia (+5.5 percent).