French industrial production increased by 1.9% in October, up from a revised 0.8% growth registered in September, data from the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies showed.
In the 12 months ending in October, industrial production rose by 3.2%.
Manufacturing output surged by 2.7% in October from a revised 0.6% growth in the previous month. Machinery and equipment goods' production advanced by 6.1%.
Output increased in the "other manufacturing" category as well, up 2.7% in October, compared to a 2.1% growth in the previous month.
Output fell in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply and waste management by 3.4%, compared to a 1.9% rise in September. Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products also fell by 3.4%.