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Press release 125 / 2014-04-07: Seasonally adjusted production in February 2014 up + 0.4 % on the previous month

WIESBADEN – In February 2014, production in industry was up by 0.4% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In January 2014, it increased by 0.7% from December 2013.

Production in industry excluding energy and construction grew by 0.5%. Within industry, the production of intermediate goods rose by 1.3%, while consumer goods production increased by 0.3%. The producers of capital goods, however, reported a decrease of 0.2% on the previous month.

Energy production and production in construction were down by 0.3% and 0.1% in February 2014. 

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

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