Industry in Portugal
Portugal - Industry
Contraction of industrial sector eases in February
Portugal’s industrial sector contracted for the fourth consecutive month in March amid a wider global slowdown, although the rate of decline eased somewhat from February. Industrial production fell 2.5% over the same month of the previous year in February, down from a revised 3.3% drop in January (previously reported: -3.0% year-on-year). The improvement was underpinned by a rebound in manufacturing output, although the upturn was mild. On the flip side, the mining and quarrying sector continued to slow, while the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning contracted at a markedly sharper rate.
In seasonally-adjusted, month-on-month terms, industrial production declined 1.5% in February, contrasting a revised 1.2% rise in January (previously reported: +0.8% month-on-month). Meanwhile, annual average growth in industrial output fell to minus 1.0% in February, from minus 0.6% in January.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect industrial output to expand 0.2% in 2019, which is down 0.8 percentage points from last month’s estimate. For 2020, the panel sees industrial production growth accelerating to 1.5%.
Portugal - Industry Data
|Industrial Production (annual variation in %)||0.5||1.4||2.1||2.3||3.9|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
Portugal Industry Chart
Source: Statistics Portugal (INE).
|Bond Yield||1.18||-1.90 %||Apr 12|
|Exchange Rate||1.13||0.65 %||Apr 12|
|Stock Market||5,380||-0.02 %||Apr 12|
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