Destatis: industry production in May 2015 remained unchanged from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis

WIESBADEN, 8-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In May 2015, production in industry remained unchanged from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In April 2015, the corrected figure shows an increase of 0.6% (primary +0.9%) from March 2015.

In May 2015, production in industry excluding energy and construction was up by 0.4%. Within industry, the production of capital goods increased by 0.4% and the production of consumer goods by 1.3%. A decrease of production was recorded for intermediate goods (0.2%). Energy production fell by 3.1% in May 2015 and the production in construction decreased by 0.5%.

The rates of change refer to the production index for the industry (2010 = 100). Seasonal and working day adjustment is done using the Census X-12-ARIMA method.

Basic data and long time series on the production index in industry are also available through the table “Indizes der Produktion” (42153-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database.

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