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In February 2015, manufacturing output was stable

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 February 2015, output was stable in the manufacturing industry (0.0%, after –0.3% in January), as well as in the industry as a whole (0.0% after +0.3% in January).

Manufacturing output rose over the last three months (+0.6%)

Over the last three months, output rose in the manufacturing sector (+0.6% q-o-q) and more strongly in the industry as a whole (+1.3%, q-o-q).

Output improved in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+4.3%), in other manufacturing (+0.7%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.4%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+3.4%). It remained stable in the manufacture of food products and beverages. Conversely, output declined in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.8%).

Over the year, manufacturing output declined (–0.5%)

Manufacturing output of the last three months diminished compared to the same months of the previous year (–0.5% y-o-y). In contrast, overall industrial output increased (+0.3% y-o-y).

Output increased sharply in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+3.8%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.2%) and more strongly in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+13.2%).

On the contrary, output went down in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (–3.2%), in other manufacturing (–0.4%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.2%).

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) Feb. / Jan. Jan. / Dec. Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 0.0 0.3 1.3 0.3
CZ: Manufacturing 0.0 –0.3 0.6 –0.5
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –0.7 0.5 0.0 –1.2
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 3.5 1.3 3.4 13.2
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –1.4 –1.6 –0.8 –3.2
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.2
(C5): Other manufacturing 0.1 –0.5 0.7 –0.4
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 0.3 2.6 4.3 3.8
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –2.2 –0.1 –1.4 –6.5
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] Feb. 2015 Feb. / Jan. Jan. / Dec. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 99.0 0.0 0.3 1.3
CZ: Manufacturing 99.3 0.0 –0.3 0.6
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 99.0 –0.7 0.5 0.0
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 93.6 3.5 1.3 3.4
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 96.9 –1.4 –1.6 –0.8
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 95.5 –3.4 –3.4 –1.7
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 92.9 1.2 –2.0 1.6
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 100.1 –1.8 –0.3 –1.8
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 108.2 1.7 2.1 2.4
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 93.5 1.5 1.9 2.1
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 124.7 1.9 2.2 2.6
(C5): Other manufacturing 98.6 0.1 –0.5 0.7
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 100.1 3.0 –0.4 1.0
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 86.0 –3.6 1.2 1.0
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 110.1 –1.5 –0.8 0.7
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 105.6 0.3 0.7 4.4
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 93.8 –0.2 0.0 –0.2
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 96.3 1.3 –1.3 0.8
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 102.5 0.7 –0.9 –0.6
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 97.8 0.3 2.6 4.3
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 93.1 –3.5 6.4 3.1
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 96.7 0.8 2.7 5.3
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 107.7 –1.3 0.9 –1.2
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 85.5 –2.2 –0.1 –1.4
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 102.0 –0.2 0.5 0.2
Intermediate goods 96.6 0.7 –1.2 0.9
Consumer durables 92.2 –0.9 –0.9 –2.0
Consumer non-durables 101.4 –1.2 0.6 0.8
Energy 97.4 0.7 2.3 4.3

In February 2015, output went up again in the manufacture of transport equipment (+1.7%)

Output increased again in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+1.9% after +2.2%), in particular in air and spacecraft related machinery, as well as in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+1.5% after +1.9%).

It was almost stable in other manufacturing (+0.1%)

In particular, output went up in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (+1.3%), in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+0.7%) and in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (+3.0%).

On the other hand, it declined in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media (–3.6%) and more moderately in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (–1.5%).

Output increased slightly in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (+0.3%)

Output increased in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (+0.8%); but decreased in mining and quarrying (–3.5%).

Output accelerated in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+3.5%)

Output improved again in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+3.5% after +1.3%).

Conversely output declined again in electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–1.4% after –1.6%)

Output went down markedly in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (–3.4% as in January) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (–1.8% after –0.3%).

Output shrank in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.7% après +0.5%).

Output decreased in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.7%), which is mostly due to the manufacture of beverages and baked goods.

Revisions in January 2015

Revisions of changes
(in point %)
How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA evolution between December 2014 and January 2015 is revised by –0.20 point: –0.41 is due to the raw data revision and 0.21 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA coefficients.
Sources: Insee, SSP, SOeS
Jan. / Dec. Dec. / Nov. Nov. / Oct. Q4 2014 / Q3 2014 2014 / 2013
Industry (BE) –0.10 0.10 0.00 0.03 0.02
raw serie –0.30 –0.11 0.10 0.04 0.02
SA-WDA coefficient 0.20 0.21 –0.10 –0.01 0.00
Manufacturing (CZ) –0.20 0.10 0.00 –0.03 0.05
raw serie –0.41 0.10 0.00 –0.04 0.03
SA-WDA coefficient 0.21 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.02

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Industrial production index - February 2015

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