French manufacturing turnover down 1.8% in Sept from Aug
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In September this year, the turnover in France's manufacturing industry fell by 1.8 percent month on month, following an increase of 1.2 percent in August according to France's National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE). However, exports fell by 2.8 percent in September, as compared to August, after a two percent increase recorded last month.
In September 2011, the turnover of French metal and metal product manufacturing fell by 0.3 percent as compared to August. Meanwhile, a noticeable 5.2 percent month-on-month drop was recorded in the turnover of the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers. Machinery and equipment manufacturing saw an increase of 1.6 percent and turnover in the country's construction industry fell by 0.8 percent, both compared to the previous month of this year.