BERLIN (Reuters) – German industrial output unexpectedly fell in July, data showed on Friday, adding to signs that struggling manufacturers could tip Europe’s biggest economy into a recession in the third quarter.
Industrial output fell by 0.6% on the month, figures released by the Statistics Office showed, bucking expectations for a rise of 0.3%. The drop was driven by a decline in the production of capital goods.
June’s reading was revised to a fall of 1.1% from a previously reported 1.5% fall.
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