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    09.10.2015 09:27 French industrial production rises 1.6% in August, the biggest increase since April 2013

    The French statistical office Insee its industrial production figures on Friday. Industrial production in France climbed 1.6% in August, exceeding expectations for a 0.5% rise, after a 1.1% drop in July. It was the biggest increase since April 2013.

     

     

    June's figure was revised up from a 0.8% decline.

     

     

    The increase was driven by a rise in manufacturing output. Manufacturing output was up 2.2% in August, while construction output increased 0.6%.

     

     

    Output in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply and waste management declined 1.0% in August.

     

     

    On a yearly basis, the French industrial production rose 0.6% in August, after a 0.7% gain in July.


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