France's metal industry output down 0.4 percent in May from April

Monday, 15 July 2019 11:35:45 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

France's manufacturing output in May increased by 1.6 percent month on month, after remaining stable in April on month-on-month basis according to the statistics released by France's National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE).  In the March-May quarter of this year, France’s manufacturing output was up by 1.4 percent year on year and rose by 0.2 percent quarter on quarter.

In May, France's production in manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment, was down by 0.4 percent compared to April, after remaining unchanged month on month in April. In the March-May quarter, the country’s production in manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment, increased by 0.1 percent compared to the previous quarter.

On the other hand, in May production of France's motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers industry rose by 1.8 percent on month-on-month basis after a 1.7 percent month-on-month contraction recorded in the previous month, while the output of the domestic construction industry was up by 1.9 percent month on month in the given month after decreasing by 4.2 percent in April compared to March. In the March-May quarter, output of the motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers industry rose by 0.1 percent, while the output of the domestic construction industry declined by 1.2 percent, both quarter on quarter.


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