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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

France Industrial Output April 2008

French industrial production rebounded in April following a drop in March, led by output of cars, electrical equipment and chemicals. Production at factories and utilities, which accounts for around 15 percent of the French economy, was up 1.4 percent month on month from March, when it fell 1 percent, the national statistics bureau, Insee, said today in Paris.

French manufacturing, which excludes energy and food output, increased 1.7 percent on the month, Insee said today. From March 2007 earlier, industrial output rose 3.2 percent and manufacturing increased 2.8 percent.

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