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Press release 241 / 2014-07-07: Production in May 2014 down a seasonally adjusted –1.8% on the previous month

WIESBADEN – In May 2014, production in industry was down 1.8% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In April 2014, it decreased a revised 0.3% from March 2014. Production in industry excluding energy and construction decreased 1.6%. Within industry, the production of intermediate goods and consumer goods decreased by 3.0% and 3.5%. The producers of capital goods, however, reported a slight increase of 0.3% on the previous month. Energy production was up 1.0% while the production in construction decreased by 4.9% in May 2014 from April 2014. 

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

Basic data and long time series on the production index in industry are also available through the table "Indizes der Produktion" (42153-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database.

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