Poland third best in EU for industrial production

Poland has recorded the third best result in the EU in terms of industrial production, a deputy minister said on Wednesday, referring to the latest statistical data.

Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported earlier on Wednesday that Poland's industrial production increased by 2.9 percent year on year in November 2020 after 3.3-percent growth a month before.

"Poland recorded the third best result in the EU and, according to Eurostat, our industrial production increased by 2.9 percent. Only Ireland (up 40.8 percent) and Greece (up 8.8 percent) have seen bigger increases. Eurostat says Ireland's figure may result from seasonal adjustment," Deputy Development Minister Robert Tomanek said in a comment published on his ministry's website.

The biggest declines were reported by Bulgaria (5 percent), France (4.9 percent), Italy (4.2 percent), Spain (3.7 percent) and Germany (3.7 percent), Tomanek also said.

In the whole EU, industrial production went down by 0.4 percent year on year in November. In the euro zone, the figure was minus 0.6 percent, Tomanek added.