European shares closed lower on Tuesday, with sentiment curbed by weak economic data from Germany and a downturn on Wall Street.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 closed 1.5 percent lower at 1,330.36 points.
The German DAX posted a provisional decline of 1.4 percent on the day. Market sentiment was hit by August industrial output figures for the country, which shown the worst fall in five-and-a-half years. Production slipped 4 percent month-on-month, missing forecasts.
"We expect production to recover slightly next month based on mean reversion alone, but the outlook for (third-quarter gross domestic product) growth has taken a significant knock with today's production number," Claus Vistesen, the chief euro zone economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics said.