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France: Industrial production rebounds in August

October 9, 2015

In August, industrial production rose 1.6% over the previous month, contrasting the 1.1% fall tallied in July. The result overshot the 0.5% rise that the market had expected and marked the highest value since April 2013. The increase reflected improvements in all sectors, with manufacturing recording the most significant improvement.

In annual terms, industrial output rose 1.6% in August, which contrasted July’s 0.9% fall and marked a three-month high.

As a result, the annual average variation in industrial production inched up from July’s flat reading to 0.2% growth in August.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect industrial production to expand 0.7% in 2015, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2016, participants expect industrial output to accelerate to a 1.8% expansion.


Author:, Economist

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France Industry August 2015

Note: Year-on-year and month-on-month changes of industrial production index in %.
Source: French Statistics Institute (INSEE).


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