By Todd Buell

FRANKFURT--German industrial output disappointed expectations in September, as output from key sectors declined, data from the country's economy ministry showed Tuesday.

Total output fell by 1.8% on the month, partly reversing the previous month's 3.0% gain. Manufacturing output dipped 1.7%, while construction output fell 1.5%. Analysts polled by The Wall Street Journal had expected industrial output to dip 0.6%.

The country's statistics office also reported Tuesday that Germany's adjusted trade surplus came in lower than expected in September. The surplus was recorded at 21.3 billion euros versus a forecast of EUR23.0 billion.

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November 08, 2016 02:15 ET(07:15 GMT)

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