In contrast, in August 2013 compared to august 2012, Romania registered 1% decrease of the industrial production, while it increased with 1% in the euro zone and with 0.5% in EU, according to Eurostat. Compared to July 2013, the industrial production has increased in 13 countries and decreased in 10 countries.


The increasing of the industrial production in the euro zone in August leads to trust this sector will support the economic growth in the third quarter. The economy of the euro zone stepped out of the recession in 2Q, due to 0.3% growth compared to 1Q. The economists estimate that in 3Q the economic growth will accelerate following the publication of some polls and indicators suggesting that the recovery extended and it is not entirely subject to Germany performance.  (source: