The highest increases in industrial production were recorded in Portugal (6.7 percent), Lithuania (4.9 percent) and the Netherlands (3.5 percent), and the only decreases in Malta (- 6 percent), Croatia (- 2.9 percent), Denmark (- 0.9 percent), Romania and Finland (both - 0.3 percent).


In March 2014, Romania was in the group of EU member states that recorded the highest growths in industrial production.


On a year-on-year basis, in April 2014 compared to April 2013, industrial production in EU28 grew by 2.1 percent and in the Eurozone by 1.4 percent. Romania is among the states where industrial production has recorded a surge (3.2 percent), being surpassed by Ireland (15 percent), Hungary (10.1 percent), the Czech Republic (9.2 percent) and Portugal (5.8 percent).


According to provisional data released by the National Statistics Institute (INS), in April 2014 compared with April 2013, industrial production surged by 2.6 percent in unadjusted terms due to the processing industry (+3.9 percent). In the same interval, industrial production, when adjusted for working days and seasonality, rose by 5.9 percent, due to an increase in the processing industry (+7.8 percent). (source: