French industrial output dips in April
French industrial output was down 0.3 percent in April, a month after it bounced up 1.3 percent, the state statistics agency said Thursday.
Manufacturing however was still climbing, posting a 0.4 percent increase in April after a 1.2 percent boost in March, according to INSEE.
French finance ministry officials said industrial production was making a comeback, and had regained over the past 12 months half of the losses incurred during last year's global downturn.
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