The French statistical office Insee its industrial production figures on Tuesday. Industrial production in France rose 0.1% in September, exceeding expectations for a flat reading, after a 1.7% gain in August. August's figure was revised up from a 1.6% increase.
Manufacturing output was flat in September, while construction output slid 1.7%.
Output in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply and waste management increased 0.7% in September.
On a yearly basis, the French industrial production dropped 1.0% in September, after a 0.6% gain in August.