By Aysu Bicer
ANKARA (AA) - The EU's industrial production fell by 1.2% in July on an annual basis, the bloc's statistical office announced Thursday.
Eurostat said the calendar-adjusted industrial production index was 104.1 in July 2019, compared to 105.4 during the same period last year.
"In the EU28, production of capital goods fell by 2.6%, intermediate goods by 2.2% and energy by 1.7%," it noted.
On the other hand, the production of durable consumer goods rose by 1.8% and non-durable consumer goods by 2.3% year-on-year.
Estonia recorded the highest decrease with 3.3 during the year among member states followed by Germany (5.3%) and Romania (5.2%), Eurostat said.
Official figures also revealed that the highest increases were observed in Hungary (8.7%), Denmark and Lithuania (both 5.1%).
The eurozone/euro area or EA19 represents member states that use the single currency -- euro -- while the EU28 includes all member countries of the bloc.