Austria Industry February 2018


Austria: Despite moderation, industrial production grows robustly in February

April 25, 2018

Industrial output expanded 5.1% year-on-year in February, coming below the prior month’s revised 6.1% increase (previously reported: +6.6% year-on-year). A rebound in the manufacturing and energy sectors was offset by a deterioration in the mining sector, which contracted at a sharper pace than the previous month.

On a month-on-month seasonally-adjusted basis, industrial production swung back to expansionary territory in February, contrasting the prior month’s deceleration. In February, industrial production expanded 0.3% mom, up from the previous month’s revised 0.7% contraction (previously reported: -1.5% month-on-month).

Finally, annual average growth in industrial production inched up to 5.2% in February, coming in above the prior month’s 4.9%.

Austria Industrial Production Forecast

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists project that industrial production will increase 3.4% in 2018, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2019, the panel expects that industrial production will grow 2.9%.

Author:, Economist

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Austria Industry February 2018 1

Note: Year-on-year changes and annual average variation of industrial production index in %.
Source: Statistics Austria (STAT) and FocusEconomics calculations.

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