European Industrial Production Drops 0.5 Percent in September

Industrial production down by 0.5% in euro area
Down by 0.2% in EU28

In September 2013 compared with August 2013, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.2% in the EU282, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In August industrial production increased by 1.0% and 0.6% respectively.
In September 2013 compared with September 20124, industrial production rose by 1.1% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU28

via Eurostat

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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