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Press release 125 / 2018-04-06: Production in February 2018: –1.6% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

February 2018 (provisional): production in industry

  • –1.6% on the previous month (price, seasonally and calendar adjusted)
  • +2.6% on the same month a year earlier (price and calendar adjusted)

January 2018 (revised): production in industry

  • +0.1% on the previous month (price, seasonally and calendar adjusted)
  • +6.3% on the same month a year earlier (price and calendar adjusted)

WIESBADEN – In February 2018, production in industry was down by 1.6% 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 2018, the corrected figure shows an increase of 0.1% (primary –0.1%) from December 2017. 

In February 2018, production in industry excluding energy and construction was down by 2.0%. Within industry, the production of capital goods decreased by 3.1% and the production of consumer goods by 1.5%. The production of intermediate goods showed a decrease by 0.7%. Energy production was up by 4.0% in February 2018 and the production in construction decreased by 2.2%.

The rates of change refer to the production index for the industry (2015 = 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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