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In December 2014, manufacturing output bounced back (+1.2%)

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 December 2014, manufacturing output bounced back (+1.2%, after –0.5% in November), as in industrial production as a whole (+1.5% after –0.2% in November). This rebound affected all branches.

Manufacturing output remained almost stable over the last quarter of 2014 (+0.1%)

Over the last quarter of 2014 , output remained almost stable in the manufacturing sector (+0.1% q-o-q), while it shrank slightly in industry as a whole (–0.4%).

Output declined markedly in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (–2.9%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (–2.5%) and more moderately in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.5%). Conversely, output increased in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+1.2%), to a lesser extent in other manufacturing (+0.3%), and more strongly in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+4.2%).

Over the year, industrial production declined

Manufacturing output of the last quarter of 2014 diminished compared to the same quarter of 2013 (–0.5% y-o-y). Overall industrial output decreased more significantly (–1.3% y-o-y).

Output fell sharply in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (–4.8%), in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–1.7%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (–1.9%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.3%). It remained almost stable in other manufacturing (–0.1%). On the contrary, output soared in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+14.0%).

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) Dec. / Nov. Nov. / Oct. Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 1.5 –0.2 –0.4 –1.3
CZ: Manufacturing 1.2 –0.5 0.1 –0.5
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1.5 –1.8 –0.5 –1.3
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 3.4 –4.8 4.2 14.0
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1.2 1.1 1.2 –1.7
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 2.9 –3.8 –2.5 –1.9
(C5): Other manufacturing 0.8 0.1 0.3 –0.1
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 2.8 1.0 –2.9 –4.8
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 0.4 –1.1 –1.2 –3.6
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] Dec. 2014 Dec. / Nov. Nov. / Oct. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 98.8 1.5 –0.2 –0.4
CZ: Manufacturing 99.7 1.2 –0.5 0.1
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 98.9 1.5 –1.8 –0.5
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 87.7 3.4 –4.8 4.2
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 101.9 1.2 1.1 1.2
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 102.4 1.9 –0.4 –0.7
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 93.7 0.6 2.8 1.9
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 106.7 1.2 1.1 1.8
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 103.7 2.9 –3.8 –2.5
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 90.0 1.0 0.0 –3.1
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 119.2 4.7 –6.9 –2.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 98.9 0.8 0.1 0.3
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 96.8 3.6 –4.2 –2.4
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 87.4 2.0 –1.2 –2.6
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 112.4 0.4 1.4 0.0
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 102.8 0.7 1.8 5.9
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 93.9 –0.5 0.3 –0.1
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 96.6 0.9 0.4 0.3
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 103.5 1.2 –0.5 0.4
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 94.8 2.8 1.0 –2.9
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 88.8 –0.9 –0.4 –2.5
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 93.2 3.6 1.4 –3.4
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 108.2 –1.1 –0.2 0.4
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 93.2 0.4 –1.1 –1.2
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 102.7 1.6 –1.1 –0.6
Intermediate goods 97.0 0.9 0.6 –0.1
Consumer durables 93.4 –0.7 0.2 –1.8
Consumer non-durables 101.3 1.2 –1.3 1.2
Energy 94.2 3.0 0.7 –2.5

In December 2014, output increased in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (+2.8%)…

In particular, output increased again in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (+3.6% after +1.4%).

…in other manufacturing (+0.8%)...

Output improved significantly in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (+0.9%), in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+1.2%), in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media (+2.0%) and in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (+3.6%).

…in transport equipment (+2.9%)…

Output rose sharply in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+4.7%), in particular in air and spacecraft machinery and railway rolling stock. It increased moderately in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+1.0%).

…in electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+1.2%)…

In particular, output rose in the manufature of machinery and equipment n.e.c (+1.2%) and in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+1.9%).

…in food products and beverages (+1.5%)…

Output increased in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.5 %), which is mostly due to the manufacture of dairy products and drinks.

…and in coke and refined petroleum products (+3.4%).

Output bounced back in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+3.4%), largely due to the restarting of refinery after several months of maintenance.

Revisions in November

Revisions of changes
(in point %)
How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA evolution between October 2014 and November 2014 is revised by +0.10 point: –0.21 is due to the raw data revision and +0.31 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA coefficients.
Sources: Insee, SSP, SOeS
Nov. / Oct. Oct. / Sept. Sept. / Aug. Q3 2014 / Q2 2014 2013 / 2012
Industry (BE) 0.10 –0.10 0.10 0.00 –0.01
raw serie –0.21 –0.19 0.20 –0.04 0.00
SA-WDA coefficient 0.31 0.09 –0.10 0.04 –0.01
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.10 –0.10 0.10 0.07 0.02
raw serie –0.21 –0.19 0.00 –0.03 0.00
SA-WDA coefficient 0.31 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.02

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Industrial production index - December 2014

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