Manufacturing industry in the euro zone fell by 0.2 percent in February compared to a month earlier. The European statistical office Eurostat announced this. Economists generally expected a decrease of 0.5 percent. In January, industrial production increased by an adjusted 1.9 percent. An increase of 1.4 percent was previously reported for that month. Industrial production remained the same throughout the European Union as in the previous month, following an adjusted growth of 1.3 percent in January.