Greece: Industrial production accelerates further in February
April 9, 2014
In February, industrial production rose a working-day adjusted 1.7% over the same month last year. February's expansion marked the third consecutive increase in industrial output and the fastest increase since October 2012. The figure overshot the 1.1% rise recorded in January and reflected an improvement in manufacturing, which accelerated form a 1.1% increase in January to a 1.9% rise in February-the fastest pace of expansion in eight months.
As a result of February's reading, annual average variation in industrial production rose from minus 3.1% in January to minus 2.6% in February.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see industrial production rising 0.6% in 2014, which is unchanged from last month's forecast. In 2015, the panel sees industrial production increasing 1.8%.
Author: Dirina Mançellari, Senior Economist