Bulgaria's industrial production grew by 5.2% year on year in December 2010 according to Eurostat, EU's statistical office.
The country's industry registered its highest year on year increase in September 2010 – with 8.8%
According to the annual comparison, the industrial production rose in all Member States for which data are available, except Greece (-5.2%), Malta (-3.1%) and Spain (-0.1%). The highest increases were registered in Estonia (+38.4%), Ireland (+16.9%), Latvia (+15.7%), Lithuania (+14.2%) and Germany (+11.8%).
As a whole, the industrial production grew by 8.0% in the euro area and by 7.7% in the EU27 in December 2010 compared with December 2009. For the same period, the average production index for 2010 increased by 7.1% in the euro area and by 6.7% in the EU27.
In December 2010 compared with December 2009, production of capital goods grew by 14.8% in the euro area and by 14.5% in the EU27. Intermediate goods increased by 7.8% and 7.9% respectively. Production of energy rose by 5.8% in the euro area and by 3.8% in the EU27. Durable consumer goods gained 2.1% and 1.8% respectively. Non-durable consumer goods grew by 1.9% in the euro area and by 2.5% in the whole union.