France: Industrial output falls to an eight-month low in August
Seasonally-adjusted industrial production decreased 0.9% month-on-month in August, contrasting the 0.3% expansion recorded in July. The fall was driven by a contraction in manufacturing output, as well as in mining, quarrying and utilities supply.
On an annual basis, industrial production fell 1.4%, an eight-month low, after seeing no growth in July. Meanwhile, the annual average variation in industrial production decreased to minus 0.1% in August, contrasting the 0.1% increase logged a month prior.