FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Industrial production has grown 0.3% IN August from July, a sharply slower increase than the 1.7% growth posted on the previous month, but yet far better than the 0.3% decrease forecasted by market analysts.

The French Insee national statistics office has also revised July's reading up to a 1.7% increase from the 1.3% rise previously estimated.

Excluding energy and food, production of all other items has risen 0.1%, following a 2.1% in July.