By Maria Martinez
Sentiment in the French manufacturing sector continued its steady recovery in September, after a historic 30-point decline in April due to the coronavirus.
Figures from the French national statistics agency's monthly survey on Thursday showed manufacturing sentiment rose to 96 in September compared with a revised figure of 92 in August. Despite the increase, manufacturing sentiment still remains below the long-term average of 100.
The reading is above economists' consensus forecast of 95 in a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.
Insee said sentiment recovered across all sectors, although at a slower pace than in previous months.
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