BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro zone industrial manufacturing rose greater than anticipated in Might, offsetting declines prior to now two months, knowledge launched on Friday confirmed, defying gloomy forecasts brought on by extended commerce tensions.
The optimistic studying might undermine European Central Financial institution policymakers who favor extra stimulus to counter weak development and low inflation within the euro zone, though economists warn the advance might solely be non permanent.
The EU statistics company Eurostat mentioned euro zone manufacturing unit output elevated by 0.9% in Might on the month, above market consensus expectations of a 0.2% rise. Essentially the most pessimistic anticipated drops as much as 0.5%.
Eurostat additionally revised upward its April knowledge, which now exhibits a 0.4% drop in manufacturing as a substitute of the 0.5% estimated earlier.
Manufacturing had additionally fallen in March by 0.3% and was flat in February, after a 2.0% enhance in January.
The rise in Might was brought on by a surge within the output of non-durable shopper items, corresponding to garments and packaged meals, which went up by 2.7%.
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