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In May 2015, manufacturing output increased (+0.6%)

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

The commentary shows variations of subsections by decreasing contribution. The contribution of a subsection depends on the extent of the change and on its weight.

In May 2015, output picked up in the manufacturing industry (+0.6% after –0.8%, in April) as well as in the industry as a whole (+0.4% after –0.8 % in April).

Manufacturing output rose over the last three months (+0.4%)

Over the last three months, output rose in the manufacturing sector (+0.4% q-o-q) while it was stable in the industry as a whole.

Output improved in almost every sectors: in other manufacturing (+0.4%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.9%), in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+1.6%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.2%). Output was stable in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment. Conversely, output declined in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (–1.7%).

Over the year, manufacturing output increased (+1.4%)

Manufacturing output of the last three months increased compared to the same months of 2014 (+1.4% y-o-y). For that same period, overall industrial output also went up (+1.6% y-o-y).

Output increased sharply in other manufacturing (+1.5%), in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+2.5%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.2%), and even more markedly in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+13.2%). It increased slightly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.2%). Conversely, output went down and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (–0.5%).

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) May / April April / March Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 0.4 –0.8 0.0 1.6
CZ: Manufacturing 0.6 –0.8 0.4 1.4
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –0.5 –0.5 0.2 0.2
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –2.7 –11.0 1.6 13.2
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 0.3 0.7 0.0 –0.5
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 2.3 –3.8 0.9 3.2
(C5): Other manufacturing 0.8 –0.4 0.4 1.5
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –0.9 –0.6 –1.7 2.5
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 1.0 –0.7 –0.8 –5.1
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] May 2015 May / April April / March Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 99.2 0.4 –0.8 0.0
CZ: Manufacturing 100.3 0.6 –0.8 0.4
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 99.3 –0.5 –0.5 0.2
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 87.6 –2.7 –11.0 1.6
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 99.7 0.3 0.7 0.0
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 105.1 0.8 2.7 1.9
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 89.8 0.2 –1.4 –1.8
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 102.6 0.0 0.7 0.0
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 107.4 2.3 –3.8 0.9
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 94.0 –0.6 –1.4 2.8
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 122.4 4.9 –6.0 –0.8
(C5): Other manufacturing 99.8 0.8 –0.4 0.4
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 95.7 0.6 –1.8 –1.1
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 88.4 1.1 0.3 –0.3
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 109.3 1.2 –1.4 –2.3
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 107.7 –0.1 0.0 1.5
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 96.5 1.9 0.5 1.5
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 96.7 0.0 –0.9 0.6
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 104.8 0.8 0.0 1.2
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 94.1 –0.9 –0.6 –1.7
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 95.7 1.2 1.9 0.6
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 91.2 –1.2 –1.6 –2.6
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 113.4 –0.1 3.7 2.7
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 86.8 1.0 –0.7 –0.8
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 103.2 0.8 –1.3 0.5
Intermediate goods 97.8 1.3 –0.3 0.4
Consumer durables 96.4 0.3 0.9 1.7
Consumer non-durables 102.0 –0.5 –0.2 0.1
Energy 93.3 –1.2 –1.6 –1.6

In May 2015 output increased in other manufacturing (+0.8%)

Output increased in particular in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products (+1.9%), in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+0.8%), in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (+1.2%), and in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media (+1.1%).

Output increased significantly in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.3%)

Output bounced back sharply in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+4.9% after –6.0%) but declined again in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (–0.6% after –1.4%).

Output improved slightly in electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+0.3%)

Output improved in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+0.8%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+0.2%). It held steady in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

Conversely, output declined in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (–0.9%)…

In particular, output declined in the electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (–1.2%).

…as well as in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.5%)

Output decreased in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.5%), in particular in vegetable and animal oils and fats and in bakery and farinaceous products.

Output declined in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–2.7%)

Output went down in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–2.7%) after a maintenance shutdown of a refinery.

Revisions in April 2015

Revisions of changes
(in point %)
How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA evolution between March and April 2015 is revised by +0.20 points: +0.27 is due to the raw data revision and –0.07 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA coefficients.
Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS
April / March March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Q1 2015 / Q4 2014 2014 / 2013
Industry (BE) 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03
raw serie 0.27 0.01 0.00 –0.07 0.02
SA-WDA coefficient –0.17 –0.01 0.00 0.07 0.01
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.20 –0.10 0.00 0.07 0.03
raw serie 0.27 0.01 –0.11 –0.07 0.00
SA-WDA coefficient –0.07 –0.11 0.11 0.14 0.03

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n° 167 - July 10, 2015

Industrial production index - May 2015

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