The French statistical office Insee its industrial production figures on Friday. Industrial production in France rose 0.4% in May, in line with expectations, after a 0.7% decline in April.
The increase was driven by a rise in in output in the transport and automobile sector, which climbed 2.3% in May.
Manufacturing output was up 0.6% in May, while construction output increased 1.0%.
On a yearly basis, the French industrial production rose 1.6% in May, after a 1.1% gain in April.