Sales for the first half of the year increased 1.7 percent year-over-year.
July 19, 2017
Increase due to higher sales in the transportation equipment and chemical manufacturing industries.
Year-to-date sales increase 23.4 percent year-over-year.
Production in the construction sector fell by 0.7 percent in EA19 and by 1.1 percent in EU28.
The ISA Distributor Index decreased to 66.3 in June from 69.9 in May.
Industrial sales grew 10.9 percent in the quarter.
Decrease follows a 0.9 percent drop in April.