17 November 2005, 13:34  Euro zone: September, Industrial output -0.4% from Aug, +1.0 % yr/yr

Euro zone industrial output fell 0.4 pct in September from August, and was up 1.0 pct year-on-year, EU statistics office Eurostat said. Output was weaker than expected. Economists polled by AFX News had forecast a month-on-month rise of 0.5 pct and a year-on-year increase of 2.0 pct. In August output was up 0.8 pct month-on-month and 2.7 pct year-on-year. The year-on-year increase was revised from a provisional 2.6 pct. Production of durable consumer goods fell 1.9 pct month-on-month in September, while output of intermediate goods declined 1.3 pct and non-durable consumer goods 0.4 pct. Energy output rose 0.7 pct and capital goods production 0.4 pct.

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