MADRID, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Spain's industrial production rose by 0.7 percent in January when compared with the same month a year earlier, according to the Index of Industrial Production (IPI) published on Tuesday by Spain's Statistical Office (INE).
According to the INE, production of consumer goods rose by 2.2 percent, with durable consumer goods production falling by 0.2 percent and production of non-durable consumer goods rising by 2.4 percent.
Production of capital goods rose by 6 percent in January year-on-year and that of intermediate goods rose by 2.2 percent, while production of energy fell by 8.5 percent.
The country's industrial production has been rising for three consecutive months on a year-on-year basis after increasing by 6.1 percent and 3.5 percent in November and December last year.
In 2015, it grew by 3.2 percent on average, increasing for the second time in a row. In 2014, it grew by 1.5 percent on average for the first time since 2007, when the financial crisis started.