Production was up 2.9 percent on the month, the Economy Ministry said â¿¿ led by a 4.6 percent increase in output of so-called investment goods such as machinery, a mainstay of the German economy. The increase followed a 1 percent dip in September, revised down from an initial reading of 0.8 percent.Exports, meanwhile, declined by 1.1 percent on the month in October, giving up some of the previous month's sharp 3 percent gain, the Federal Statistical Office said. Germany, the world's second-biggest exporter after China, exported goods and services worth euro86.8 billion ($115.7 billion).
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