French Industrial Production Rises 1.9% on Month

French industrial production rose further than expected in May on a surge in output of manufactured goods, statistics showed Friday.

Industrial output in the eurozone's second-largest economy rose 1.9% on the month in May. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast industrial production would rise by 0.5%.

Within the overall figure, manufacturing output rose 2% on the month.

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July 07, 2017 03:06 ET (07:06 GMT)