In April 2018 Croatia was among EU member states with the biggest decline of industrial production year-on-year, down by 1.3 percent, following a 1.7 percent decline in March, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistics bureau of the European Union.
Among EU member states for which data is available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Slovenia (6.9 percent), Romania (6.0 percent) and Poland (5.9 percent). On the other hand, the largest drops were recorded in Malta (5.8 percent), Ireland (4.7 percent) and Croatia (1.3 percent).
In April 2018 compared with April 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production was up 1.7 percent in the EU28.
The increase of 1.7 percent in industrial production in the EU28 was due to production of capital goods rising by 4.7 percent, durable consumer goods by 1.3 percent, intermediate goods by 0.8 percent, and non-durable consumer goods by 0.4 percent, while the production of energy remained unchanged.
In month-on-month terms, the EU28 posted an overall decrease of 0.8 percent due to production of energy falling by 3.8 percent, durable consumer goods by 1.9 percent, non-durable consumer goods by 1.0 percent, and intermediate goods by 0.7 percent, while production of capital goods rose by 1.0 percent.
Among member states for which data are available, the largest month-on-month decreases in industrial production were registered in Lithuania (7.9 percent), the Netherlands (4.4 percent) and Greece (3.3 percent), and the highest increases in Ireland (9.1 percent), Romania (2.1 percent) and Denmark (0.8 percent).
Seasonally adjusted industrial output in Croatia in April 2018 was down 0.9 percent compared to March 2018, when it recorded a decline of 2.9 percent month-on-month.