Portugal Industry October 2016

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Portugal: Industrial production swings to contraction in October

November 30, 2016

Industrial production in Portugal fell by 0.5% on a year-on-year basis in October, which was the worst performance in three months and contrasted the 1.0% rise recorded in September. The drop was caused by contractions in the manufacturing and mining sectors, while the utilities industry expanded in October compared to the same month last year.

On a seasonally-adjusted month-on-month basis industrial production grew by 1.4% in October, compared with a 0.9% decline in September, while the annual average growth rate of industrial production fell from 1.1% to 0.7%.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect industrial production to rise 1.2% this year, which is up 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2017, panel participants expect industrial output to expand 1.4%, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast.


Author:, Economist

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Portugal Industry October 2016

Note: Year-on-year changes and annual average growth of industrial production index in %.
Source: Statistics Portugal (INE) and FocusEconomics calculations.


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