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Press release 044 / 2019-02-07: Production in December 2018: -0.4% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

December 2018 (provisional): production in industry
-0.4% on the previous month (price, seasonally and calendar adjusted)
-3.9% on the same month a year earlier (price and calendar adjusted)

November 2018 (revised): production in industry
-1.3% on the previous month (price, seasonally and calendar adjusted)
-4.0% on the same month a year earlier (price and calendar adjusted)

Production index for the industry, 2015=100, seasonally adjustedEnlarge picture WIESBADEN – In December 2018, production in industry was down by 0.4% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and calendar adjusted basis according to provisional data of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The revised figure shows a decrease of 1.3% (primary -1.9%) from November 2018.

In December 2018, production in industry excluding energy and construction was up by 0.2%. Within industry, the production of capital goods increased by 0.9%.The production of intermediate goods decreased by 0.4% and the production of consumer goods showed a decrease of 0.5%. Outside industry the energy production remained at the same level of the previous month, the production in construction decreased by 4.1%.

The rates of change refer to the production index for the industry (2015 = 100). Seasonal and calendar adjustment is done using the X-13 JDemetra+ 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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