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French manufacturing output falls in February

Staff writer |
In February 2016, French output fell back in the manufacturing industry (-0.9% after +0.4% in January), as well as in the industry as a whole (-1.0% after +1.0% in January).

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Over the last three months, output was virtually stable in the manufacturing sector (-0.1% q-o-q), but diminished in the overall industry (-0.7%).

Output fell steeply in the mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (-4.5%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (-3.3%).

It decreased more moderatly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (-1.0%) and tumbled in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (-8.2%). Conversely, it grew in other manufacturing (+0.9%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+1.2%).

Manufacturing output of the last three months improved compared to the same months of the previous year (+1.5%, y-o-y). Overall industrial output also increased (+0.6% y-o-y).

Over the same period, manufacturing output grew markedly in other manufacturing (+2.0%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.1%).

It went up more moderately in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.5%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (+0.3%).

On the contrary, it dropped dramatically in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (-5.2%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (-5.8%).


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