Metalworking production down 6.3% in 2012
Negative data apply to all sectors except rail and air22 February, 14:06
"The first few months of this year do not show signs of recovery except for a partial reduction of the negative trend," said a Federmeccanica report. Italy also performed worse than other European countries, the federation said. Germany registered a 0.2% drop in production in 2012 and France reported a 3.1% decline.
The negative results apply to all areas of production with the exception of the air and rail sectors.