Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Slovakia boasted the fastest year-on-year growth in industrial production in the EU in December, at 6.8 percent, while Latvia trailed Poland in third place, with 4.7 percent, according to the Eurostat agency.
Among member states for which data were available, Belgium reported the steepest year-on-year decline in industrial production in December, at 4.6 percent, while Malta and Portugal each recorded a 4.3 percent decrease, the agency's data showed.
Eurostat reported that industrial production in the EU as a whole fell by 0.4 percent in December in year-on-year terms, while the euro area recorded a 0.8 percent drop.
Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), which uses a different methodology, reported last month that Polish industrial production rose by 11.2 percent in December compared with the same month a year earlier.
Source: IAR, gov.pl, europa.eu/eurostat