French chemical production falls 1.3% in August from July

10 October 2012 14:30  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--France’s chemical production fell by 1.3% in August from July, the country’s statistics institute said on Wednesday.

The fall came after a 0.2% drop in July from June,  according to the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE).

France’s overall manufacturing output rose 1.8% in August from July, mainly because of increased production in the transportation equipment sector, the institute said. However, overall manufacturing output was down 1.9% year on year from August 2011.

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