The French statistical office Insee its industrial production figures on Thursday. Industrial production in France fell 0.8% in July, missing expectations for a 0.2% rise, after a flat reading in June. June's figure was revised up from a 0.1% decline.
The decline was driven by a drop in electrical and electronic equipment output, which fell 2.0%.
Manufacturing output was down 1.0% in July, while construction output increased 1.0%.
Output in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply and waste management declined 0.4% in July.
On a yearly basis, the French industrial production rose 0.7% in July, after a 1.0% gain in June. June's figure was revised up from a 0.7% increase.
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