Poland in second place in EU for industrial production

Robert Tomanek said that only Slovakia recorded higher growth (6.8 percent). Mateusz Marek/PAP

Poland has recorded the second best result among the EU countries achieving an increase in industrial production of 6.1 percent year on year, a deputy development minister has said.

Earlier on Monday, Eurostat reported that industrial production in Poland increased by 6.1 percent year on year in December 2020, after an increase of 2.9 percent y/y a month earlier.

Robert Tomanek said that only Slovakia recorded higher growth (6.8 percent).

The deputy minister added that in the entire EU there was a decline in industrial production by 0.4 percent in December (against a 0.5-percent drop in November), and in the euro zone by 0.8 percent (after a 0.6-percent drop in November).

The deputy minister went on to say that in December the largest year-on-year decline was seen in the production of non-durable consumer goods (by 3.1 percent in the EU and 3.9 percent in the euro zone) and capital goods (by 2.8 percent in the EU, and in the euro zone by 3.1 percent).