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In August 2014, manufacturing output decreased slightly (–0.2%)

In August 2014, manufacturing output went down slightly (–0.2%), after being more or less stable in July (–0.1%). Output remained stable in industrial production as a whole, after an increase of 0.3% in July 2014.

Manufacturing output remained almost stable over the last three months (–0.1%)…

During the last three months (q-o-q), output remained almost stable in the manufacturing sector (–0.1%), whereas it increased in industry as a whole (+0.6%).

Output declined in other manufacturing (–0.3%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.4%). It decreased more sharply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–4.5%). Output declined slightly in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.3). On the opposite, output increased in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.7%) and more strongly in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+3.8%).

…and over the year (–0.1%).

Manufacturing output in the latest three months remained almost stable compared with the same months of previous year (–0.1% y-o-y).

Output decreased in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.9%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–1.2%). It plummeted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–9.7%). On the contrary, output increased significantly in the manufacture of transport equipment (+4.1%), and levelled off in other manufacturing.

Please note: all the series are seasonally (SA) and working-day adjusted (WDA).

Monthly Industrial Production Indices

Monthly Industrial Production Indices

Legend: CZ: Manufacturing - (C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages - (C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment - (C4): Manufacture of transport equipment - (C5): Other manufacturing

Sources: Insee, SSP, SOeS

Variation of the Industrial Production
2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
(1) Last three months / previous three months
(2) Last three months / same three months of previous year
The codes correspond to the level of aggregation A 10 (A 17) of the "NA" aggregate classification based on NAF rev.2.
Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS
NA : A10, (A17) Aug. / July July / June Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 0.0 0.3 0.6 –0.2
CZ: Manufacturing –0.2 –0.1 –0.1 –0.1
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –1.0 –0.5 –1.4 –1.9
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 5.0 2.6 –4.5 –9.7
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –0.9 0.8 –0.3 –1.2
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –1.5 –0.3 2.7 4.1
(C5): Other manufacturing 0.3 –0.3 –0.3 0.0
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 0.5 2.2 3.8 –0.8
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 2.4 –0.5 0.9 0.0
Variation of the Industrial Production
2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
(1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
(2) Main industrial groupings: definition in Commission regulation EC of June 14th 2007
Sources: Insee, SSP, SOeS
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 ou A64] Aug. 2014 Aug. / July July / June Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 98.4 0.0 0.3 0.6
CZ: Manufacturing 98.6 –0.2 –0.1 –0.1
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 96.3 –1.0 –0.5 –1.4
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 82.1 5.0 2.6 –4.5
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 98.8 –0.9 0.8 –0.3
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 102.2 –1.9 1.6 –0.1
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 90.4 –1.7 1.9 –4.1
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 102.0 0.3 –0.2 1.7
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 105.8 –1.5 –0.3 2.7
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 97.1 7.3 –2.3 3.4
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 115.6 –8.5 1.4 2.1
(C5): Other manufacturing 98.1 0.3 –0.3 –0.3
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 93.8 –4.0 3.6 –1.8
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 88.9 –1.8 1.1 0.5
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 111.7 –0.9 2.7 1.6
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 94.2 0.4 –0.3 –2.5
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 96.6 1.9 –0.9 0.3
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 96.9 1.8 –1.4 –0.2
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 100.7 –0.5 –1.4 –1.2
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 97.4 0.5 2.2 3.8
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 93.1 3.0 0.2 –2.7
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 96.1 0.4 2.5 5.4
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 108.5 0.7 0.9 –3.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 97.1 2.4 –0.5 0.9
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 101.8 –1.0 –0.2 1.0
Intermediate goods 97.6 1.2 0.0 –0.3
Consumer durables 97.9 1.7 –4.5 –2.2
Consumer non-durables 97.0 –1.6 0.1 –1.3
Energy 96.1 0.6 2.4 3.5

In August 2014, output went down in the manufacture of transport equipment (–1.5%)…

Output fell in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–8.5%) but bounced back sharply in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+7.3%).

…in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.9%)…

Output decreased in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (–1.9%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (–1.7%). On the other hand it increased slightly in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+0.3%).

…and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.0%).

In August, output decreased by 1.0% in the manufacture of food products and beverages, particularly for dairy products and tobacco products.

Output increased in other manufacturing (+0.3%).

Output went up slightly in other manufacturing (+0.3%). In particular, output increased in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment products (+1.8%) and in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (+1.9%). On the contrary output decreased in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media (–1.8%) and in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (–4.0%).

Output increased in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (+0.5 %).

Output increased in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (+0.4%) and in mining and quarrying (+3.0%).

Output went up in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+5.0 %).

Output went up substantially by 5.0% in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products.

Revisions in July

Revisions of changes
(in point %)
Note of reading: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA evolution between June and July 2014 is revised by 0.2 point, due to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
Sources: Insee, SSP, SOeS
July / June June / May May / April Q2 2014 / Q1 2014 2013 / 2012
Industry (BE) 0.10 0.10 0.00 –0.13 0.10
raw serie 0.10 –0.13 0.11 0.04 0.08
SA-WDA coefficient 0.00 0.23 –0.11 –0.17 0.02
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.20 0.00 –0.10 0.00 0.08
raw serie 0.00 0.09 0.10 0.00 0.12
SA-WDA coefficient 0.20 –0.09 –0.20 0.00 –0.04

Informations Rapides

n° 233 - October 10, 2014

Industrial production index - August 2014

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