Seasonally adjusted industrial production in the eurozone increased 0.4% month over month in August after a 0.4% drop in July, Eurostat said.
The Econoday consensus estimate was for a 0.3% monthly rise in August.
On a monthly basis, intermediate goods' production rose 0.3% and capital goods production increased 1.2%.
Production of non-durable consumer goods fell 0.3% and that of durable consumer goods dropped 0.4%. Energy production fell 0.4%.
In annual terms, eurozone industrial production dropped 2.8%, led by a 3.3% drop in energy production in August. Production of intermediate goods declined 3.1% and that of capital goods was down 2.9%. Production of non-durable consumer goods fell 2.0%, while that of durable consumer goods rose 0.4%.