Industrial Output Rises 1% In Germany

Industrial output in Germany increased by 1% in February, after already edging up by 0.4% in January, data published by the German Economy and Technology Ministry showed on April 24.

The January figure had been revised upwards to show an increase instead of a stagnation as initially reported. The main factor behind the increase this month was a 3.7% increase in output in the energy sector.

The key manufacturing sector rose by 0.6%.

Using a two-month comparison to iron out short-term fluctuations, pan-German industrial output expanded by 1.2% in January and February combined from the figure for November and December.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2006

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