In February Croatia was among the European Union (EU) member states with the highest decrease in industrial production on the month, with a fall recorded at the EU level as well, data reported by the EU statistical office on Wednesday indicates.
Seasonally adjusted industrial production in Croatia in February decreased by 1.6% compared with January when it jumped by 3.2%, Eurostat reported.
Croatia was among the EU member states with the highest monthly fall in production. The highest fall was recorded in Ireland (10.2%), followed by Greece (4.4%).
The highest increase, however, was generated in Lithuania (2.5%), followed by Slovakia (2.4%) and Malta (1.8%).
In February 2016 compared with January 2016, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.7% in the 28 EU member states. In January 2016 industrial production rose by 1.5% in the EU28.
On an annual level, industrial production in Croatia in February rose by 4.4%, half the rate than in January when it jumped by 9.3% on the year, Eurostat said.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Slovakia (+7.4%), Slovenia (+6.5%) and Lithuania (+6.3%) and the largest decreases in Malta (-4.6%), Greece (-3.0%) and the Netherlands (-2.8%).