Romania Industry May 2018


Romania: Growth in industrial production loses strength in May

July 12, 2018

Industrial output expanded a weak 1.2% in annual terms in May, decelerating from April’s 3.6% growth rate. According to the Statistical Institute, the expansion in May came on the back of unremarkable growth in the manufacturing sector, while the electricity and gas, steam and air conditioning; and mining and quarrying sectors contracted.

On a seasonally- and working-day adjusted month-on-month basis, industrial production output dropped 0.4% in May, contrasting April’s revised 2.3% expansion (previously reported: +2.2% month-on-month). Meanwhile, annual average growth in industrial production fell from April’s 7.7% to 6.6% in May.

Romania Industrial Production Forecast

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect industrial production to expand 4.6% in 2018, which is up 0.3 percentage points from last month’s estimate. The panel predicts that industrial output will increase 3.9% in 2019.

Author: Massimo Bassetti, Senior Economist

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Romania Industry May 2018

Note: Year-on-year changes and annual average variation of industrial production index in %.
Source: National Institute of Statistics.

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