PRODUCTION FIGURES MIXED FOR PORTUGAL

PRODUCTION FIGURES MIXED FOR PORTUGAL

Portugal's industrial production index rose 0.6 percent month-on-month in May but fell 7.9 percent from May 1992, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said.

The manufacturing industry index fell 0.1 percent in May and was down 6.8 percent from May 1992. The extractive industries index, which covers mining and quarrying, showed a 16.3 percent rise in May but fell 31.0 percent from May 1992.The overall index fell 6.7 percent in the first five months of 1993 from the same period in 1992.