In June Bulgarian industry posted 4.1 per cent month-on-month increase, while the 13 euro area member states marked a decrease of 0.1 per cent compared to May. In the all 27 EU member states output remained unchanged in June.
In June 2007 compared to June 2006, industrial production rose by 2.3 per cent in the euro area and by 2.5 per cent in the 27 EU member states.
In June Bulgaria is quite ahead of the Netherlands, which is ranked second with 2.9 per cent growth and Slovenia, which is third with 2.5 per cent.
Regarding annual industrial output increase, Bulgaria is the indisputable leader with 14.6 per cent growth, followed by Slovakia, 12 per cent and Slovenia with 10 per cent increase.