Francia, produzione industriale marzo -0,3% su mese
PARIS, May 10 (Reuters) - French industrial production fell 0.3 percent in March from February, falling short of expectations, figures from the INSEE official statistics agency showed on Tuesday. A Reuters poll of 21 economists had an average forecast of +0.5 percent with estimates ranging from 0.0 to 2.4 percent. In a separate survey of executives in the French manufacturing industry, INSEE said businesses expected to increase investment by 7 percent this year, the same increase they had expected the last time INSEE polled them in January. The following are the main figures given by INSEE (percentage changes) for industrial production. The year-on-year figures compare the last three months with same period a year earlier and three-month figures compare the last three months with preceding three months. Percentage change Mar/Feb Feb/Jan 3 mths y/y Industrial production index -0.3 -1.3 -0.6 0.5 Manufacturing output -0.9 -1.4 -0.7 0.9 For full details from INSEE: here For a graphic: link.reuters.com/huq57s (Reporting by Michel Rose)
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