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EU25 industrial production, adjusted for seasonal variations, rose by 0.3% last November, after remaining unchanged in October and decreasing by 0.5% in September. In November 2006, compared to November 2005, it increased by 2.8%, according to Eurostat estimates published on 15 January.

In November 2006, compared to October of the same year, industrial production rose in ten member states and declined in nine. The biggest increases were in Portugal (+3.8%), Finland (+2.5%), Luxembourg (+2.2%) and the Netherlands (+2.1%), while the biggest decreases were in Ireland (-7.7%), Greece (-2.4%), Latvia (-1.6%) and Belgium (-1.2%).

Compared to a year earlier, ie November 2006 compared to November 2005, production of durable consumer goods rose by 4.9% in the eurozone and by 6.6% in the EU25. Capital goods expanded by 4.9% and 6.1%...

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