Thursday, July 31, 2014   

German factory output down in March
(05-08 17:22)

German industrial production shrank in March, hit by falling activity in the manufacturing and construction sectors, data showed on Thursday.
According to regular data compiled by the economy ministry, industrial output fell by 0.5 percent in March, after rising by 0.6 percent in February.
Manufacturing output slipped by 0.4 percent and construction output was down by 2.2 percent, while energy output rose by 1.8 percent.
Taking the period from January to March combined to iron out short-term fluctuations, industrial output grew by 1.2 percent compared with the preceding three months, the ministry calculated. --AFP
   
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