Germany's industrial production up 0.3 percent in June; government sees trend continuing

Economic IndicatorsAssociated Press

Figures show Germany's industrial production went up slightly in June compared with the previous month.

The Federal Statistics Office said Thursday that the country's output was 0.3 percent higher than in May, when it had decreased by 1.7 percent.

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The country's economy ministry said in a statement that the positive trend in Germany's production sector would continue.

Overall production in the second quarter was down by 1.5 percent compared with the first quarter, which the ministry linked among other reasons to a mild winter that had led to high productivity in construction early in the year.