Poland's industrial production second best in EU - official

Poland had the second-highest result in the EU for industrial production in October, a deputy development minister said on Monday, quoting Eurostat data.

Robert Tomanek, in a comment sent to PAP, said that at 3.4 percent, Poland's annual growth in industrial production was only second to that of Belgium's, which enjoyed a 5.4 percent increase.

Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Monday that Poland's working day-adjusted industrial production rose by 3.4 percent year on year after a 3.1 percent growth in the previous month.

"According to Eurostat data, October's (seasonally adjusted) industrial production was 3.8 percent lower in the euro zone and 3.1 percent lower in the EU compared to October 2019," Tomanek also said.

"The biggest declines were recorded in Ireland (down 15.5 pct), Denmark (9.2 pct), France (4.3 pct) and Germany (4.1 pct)," he went on to say.

Production of capital goods suffered most, declining by 8.2 percent in the euro zone and by 7.1 percent across the EU. On the other hand, production of durable consumer goods increased by 0.3 percent in the euro zone and by 2.3 percent in the entire EU, the deputy minister also said.