In July 2008 compared with June 2008, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.3% in both the euro area (EA15) and the European Union (EU27). In June, production decreased by 0.2% in both zones. In July 2008 compared with July 2007, industrial production declined by 1.7% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU27.
Available data indicate that industrial production advanced in 11 members states of the EU in July 2008 and declined in 10 other. On an annual basis, industrial output went down in 13 member states and up in 8 other.
The mining industry recorded a 0.8% fall.