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Press release 439 / 2017-12-07: Production in October 2017: –1.4% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

Production index for the industry, 2010 = 100, seasonally adjustedEnlarge picture

WIESBADEN – In October 2017, production in industry was down by 1.4% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In September 2017, the corrected figure shows a decrease of 0.9% (primary –1.6%) from August 2017.

In October 2017, production in industry excluding energy and construction was down by 2.0%. Within industry, the production of capital goods decreased by 2.7% and the production of consumer goods by 2.6%. The production of intermediate goods showed a decrease of 1.0%. Energy production was up by 5.1% in October 2017 and the production in construction decreased by 1.3%.

The rates of change refer to 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 "Index of production in manufacturing" (42153-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database.

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