French industrial production climbs 1.2% in April
The French statistical office Insee its industrial production figures on Friday. Industrial production in France climbed 1.2% in April, exceeding expectations for a 0.4% increase, after a 0.4% drop in March. March's figure was revised down from a 0.3% fall.
Manufacturing output rose 1.3% in April, while construction output jumped 0.7%.
Output in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply and waste management climbed 0.5% in April.
On a yearly basis, the French industrial production climbed 0.5% in April.