Eurozone industrial production flat
Across the wider EU, industrial production rose 0.6%, or by 11.0% year-on-year.
Eurostat said that production of non-durable consumer goods had improved by 1.9% in March in the Eurozone, while energy was ahead 1.2% and intermediate goods rose 0.6%. But production of capital goods eased 1.0% and consumer goods fell 1.2%.
Germany, the Eurozone’s largest economy, reported a 0.8% rise, while France improved 0.7%. But both Spain and Italy recorded a 0.1% dip. ■