Industrial production rises in Europe

Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM

BRUSSELS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Europe's industrial production rose in August from July, the European Union statistical office Eurostat reported Friday.

Production was up 0.6 percent in the 17-member eurozone and 0.3 percent in the 27-member EU, the data branch of the European Commission said.

Production of durable consumer goods rose 3.9 percent in the eurozone and 2.4 percent the EU. Non-durable goods production also increased, climbing 1.3 percent in the eurozone and 1 percent in the EU.

Production of energy rose in the eurozone, up 0.9 percent. In the EU, it was up 0.3 percent.

Among the 22 countries from which data is available, production rose in 13 and fell in eight. In Ireland, industrial production was stable.

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