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In April 2015, manufacturing output decreased (–1.0%)

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 April 2015, output fell back in the manufacturing industry (–1.0%, after +0.5% in March) as well as in the industry as a whole (–0.9% after 0.0%).

Manufacturing output rose over the last three months (+0.8%)

Over the last three months, output rose in the manufacturing sector (+0.8% q-o-q) as well as in the industry as a whole (+0.9% q-o-q).

Output improved in almost every sectors: in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.7%), in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+1.4%), in other manufacturing (+0.4%), in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+6.9%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.6%).

Conversely, output declined in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.6%).

Over the year, manufacturing output increased slightly (+0.2%)

Manufacturing output of the last three months increased slightly compared to the same months of 2014 (+0.2% y-o-y). For that same period, overall industrial output went up more sharply (+1.1% y-o-y).

Output increased sharply in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+4.8%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.1%), and even more markedly in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+14.2%). Output was virtually stable in other manufacturing (+0.1%).

On the other hand, output went down in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (–2.1%) and to a lesser extent in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.6%).

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) April / March March / Feb. Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY –0.9 0.0 0.9 1.1
CZ: Manufacturing –1.0 0.5 0.8 0.2
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –0.1 1.1 0.6 –0.6
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –10.8 7.0 6.9 14.2
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 0.2 0.3 –0.6 –2.1
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –3.3 0.9 3.7 3.1
(C5): Other manufacturing –0.6 0.1 0.4 0.1
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –0.6 –2.0 1.4 4.8
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –0.8 0.5 –1.9 –6.4
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] April 2015 April / March March / Feb. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 98.6 –0.9 0.0 0.9
CZ: Manufacturing 99.4 –1.0 0.5 0.8
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 100.0 –0.1 1.1 0.6
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 89.9 –10.8 7.0 6.9
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 99.2 0.2 0.3 –0.6
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 101.6 1.0 1.3 –0.9
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 90.5 –1.6 –0.5 –0.7
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 103.0 0.7 0.2 –0.5
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 105.8 –3.3 0.9 3.7
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 94.8 –1.4 2.2 4.4
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 118.1 –5.0 –0.2 3.1
(C5): Other manufacturing 98.5 –0.6 0.1 0.4
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 94.4 –2.6 –1.4 1.3
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 86.9 0.1 0.7 –1.6
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 108.0 –1.4 –1.1 –2.2
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 104.5 –0.1 0.2 1.9
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 94.1 0.2 0.6 –0.1
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 97.0 –0.6 0.2 1.4
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 103.2 –0.8 0.0 1.3
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 95.0 –0.6 –2.0 1.4
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 95.3 2.7 –0.2 0.8
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 92.5 –1.5 –2.5 1.6
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 112.8 3.8 0.1 0.7
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 85.6 –0.8 0.5 –1.9
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 102.4 –1.4 0.6 1.4
Intermediate goods 96.4 –0.5 –0.1 0.4
Consumer durables 93.6 0.5 0.4 –0.8
Consumer non-durables 101.8 –0.2 0.9 0.2
Energy 94.4 –1.6 –1.4 1.9

In April 2015, output declined significantly in the manufacture of transport equipment (–3.3%)

Output fell again, but more strongly, in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–5.0% after –0.2%) in particular in air and spacecraft related machinery and declined more moderately in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (–1.4% after +2.2%).

It went down in other manufacturing (–0.6%)

Output went down in particular in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (–0.6%), in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (–1.4%), in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (–0.8%) and in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel and leather (–2.6%).

Output tumbled in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–10.8%)

Output tumbled in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–10.8% after +7.0%) due to a temporary shutdown of a refinery.

Output declined in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (–0.6%)

Output declined in the electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (–1.5%), while it went up in water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation (+3.8%) and in mining and quarrying (+2.7%).

Conversely, output increased slightly in electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+0.2%)

Output increased again in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+1.0% after +1.3%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+0.7% after +0.2%) but went down in the manufacture of electrical equipment (–1.6% after –0.5%).

Revisions in March 2015

Revisions of changes
(in point %)
How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA evolution between February 2015 and March 2015 is revised by 0.20 point: 0.18 point is due to the raw data revision and 0.02 point to the new calculation of the SA-WDA coefficients.
Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS
March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Jan. / Dec. Q1 2015 / Q4 2014 2014 / 2013
Industry (BE) 0.30 0.00 0.10 0.20 0.02
raw serie 0.38 0.10 0.10 0.33 –0.02
SA-WDA coefficient –0.08 –0.10 0.00 –0.13 0.04
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.20 0.00 0.10 0.10 0.00
raw serie 0.18 0.10 0.10 0.23 0.01
SA-WDA coefficient 0.02 –0.10 0.00 –0.13 –0.01

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n° 137 - June 10, 2015

Industrial production index - April 2015

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