EU industrial output in June falls 24%, chems down 21%

24 August 2009 15:23  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Industrial output in the EU fell 24% in June compared with the same month last year, while production of chemicals fell 21%, official statistics agency Eurostat said on Tuesday.

In the 16-member eurozone, industrial production in June decreased 25.1%, while chemicals output fell 23.1% year on year.

The production of chemicals in June was down 1.2% against May's figure in the 27-member EU and was up 5.9% in the eurozone industry.

Compared with May, total industrial production was down 0.4% in the EU but up 3.1% in the eurozone.

EU industrial production in June

Output

June 2009 vs June 2008 (%)

June 2009 vs May 2009 (%)

EU chemicals

-21

-1.2

Eurozone chemicals

-23.1

5.9

EU industry

-24

-0.4

Eurozone industry

-25.1

3.1

Source: Eurostat

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