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Eurozone industrial output falls sharply in Oct: Data

Published on Dec 12, 2013 6:54 PM

BRUSSELS (AFP) - Eurozone industrial output fell sharply in October, the latest sign that a very modest recovery from recession is struggling to gain traction, official data showed on Thursday.

Industrial output in the 17-nation eurozone slumped 1.1 per cent in October compared with September when it fell a revised 0.2 per cent, the Eurostat statistics agency said.

In the full 28-member European Union, industrial production dropped 0.7 per cent after a marginal gain of 0.1 per cent in September, Eurostat said.

The largest falls was in Ireland with a drop of 11.6 per cent while the biggest gain was in Lithuania, up 2.2 per cent.

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