Portugal's industrial production shrank by 0.3 percent in October 2018, marking the sixth consecutive month of contraction at the same pace as in the previous month. Manufacturing production dropped 1.7 percent (vs -0.7 percent in September), while utilities output rebounded 6 percent (vs -0.2 percent in September) and mining grew 14.4 percent (vs 22.0 percent in September). On a monthly basis, industrial production declined by 0.9 percent, after a 2.6 percent drop in September. Industrial Production in Portugal averaged -0.94 percent from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10.10 percent in August of 2017 and a record low of -18.20 percent in January of 2009.
Industrial Production in Portugal is expected to be 2.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in Portugal to stand at 2.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Portugal Industrial Production is projected to trend around 2.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.