Release Explanation: Measures the the total value of the output from mines, industrial factories and utilities is in the Industrial read. The value of manufactured goods is in the Manufacturing read. The Shipment number covers the amount sent abroad. Capacity Utilization cover at what rate Factories are running at compared to the maximum.
TheLFB-Forex.com Trade Desk Thoughts: Industrial production continued to decline for the sixth month in a row. In February, industrial production was down by 20.6% from one month earlier, while from one year ago, production fell 19.3%. The previously released number of -7.5%, was revised higher, to -6.1%. TheLFB-Forex.com Trade Team notes that past releases have proven to have a strong impact, so some large swings can be expected in the following months.
Forex Technical Reaction: The euro continues to struggle below the 20-day moving average, where it also topped the previous day. Against the pound, the euro gained 40 pips today.