In October 2015, manufacturing output decreased (–0.5%)Industrial production index - October 2015

In October 2015, output decreased in the manufacturing industry (–0.5% after –0.1% in September). It increased in the industry as a whole (+0.5% after 0.0% in September).

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Paru le : 10/12/2015
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Warnings: 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 October 2015, output decreased in the manufacturing industry (–0.5% after –0.1% in September). It increased in the industry as a whole (+0.5% after 0.0% in September).

Manufacturing output rose over the last three months of 2015 (+1.1%)

Over the last three months, output rose in the manufacturing sector (+1.1% q-o-q), and even more in the overall industry (+1.4%), due to sustained growth in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+2.7%).

In particular, output increased in other manufacturing (+0.8%). It rose sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.7%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+8.6%), and moderately in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+0.8%). It remained virtually stable in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.1%).

Over the year, manufacturing output increased (+1.7%)

Manufacturing output of the last three months improved compared to the same months of 2014 (+1.7% y-o-y). For that same period, overall industrial output went up even more sharply (+2.3% y-o-y), as output surged in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+5.1%).

Over the year, output grew markedly in other manufacturing (+1.2%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.8%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (+2.6%). It went up moderately in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.6%), and expanded significantly in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+3.0%).

Graphique1a – 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

Tableau1a – Variation of the Industrial Production

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA: A10, (A17) Oct. / Sept. Sept. / Aug. Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 0.5 0.0 1.4 2.3
CZ: Manufacturing –0.5 –0.1 1.1 1.7
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –1.1 –0.4 –0.1 0.6
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 0.7 22.3 8.6 3.0
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –1.1 1.6 0.8 2.6
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –0.8 –1.6 3.7 3.8
(C5): Other manufacturing –0.1 –0.8 0.8 1.2
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 5.1 0.7 2.7 5.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 0.5 –1.7 –0.2 –3.7
  • (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

Tableau2a – Variation of the Industrial Production

2010 based. SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA: A10. (A17). [A38 ou A64] Oct. 2015 Oct. / Sept. Sept. / Aug. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 100.9 0.5 0.0 1.4
CZ: Manufacturing 100.4 –0.5 –0.1 1.1
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 99.6 –1.1 –0.4 –0.1
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 94.9 0.7 22.3 8.6
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 99.7 –1.1 1.6 0.8
[CI] Man. of computer. electronic and optical products 111.6 –2.5 5.6 2.9
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 88.5 –2.1 1.0 0.1
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 99.5 0.3 –0.6 –0.3
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 107.7 –0.8 –1.6 3.7
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles. trailers and semi-trailers 97.2 2.4 –8.1 6.8
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 119.5 –3.6 4.9 1.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 99.5 –0.1 –0.8 0.8
[CB] Man. of textiles. wearing apparel. leather and related products 96.9 –0.3 –3.6 3.3
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 87.6 –0.6 –1.9 0.9
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 109.5 –0.5 –3.1 1.1
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 111.6 0.6 0.5 0.5
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products. and other non-metallic mineral products 97.6 0.2 0.3 1.2
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products. except machinery and equipment 97.3 0.0 1.5 1.3
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 100.2 –0.6 –2.9 –0.7
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 103.1 5.1 0.7 2.7
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 94.5 –0.2 0.8 –1.7
[DZ] Electricity. gas. steam and air-conditioning supply 101.3 5.9 1.2 3.4
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage. waste management and remediation 119.4 2.8 –1.6 1.0
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 86.2 0.5 –1.7 –0.2
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 101.8 –1.1 –0.6 1.7
Intermediate goods 97.6 –0.1 0.3 0.4
Consumer durables 105.2 2.6 –1.6 1.6
Consumer non-durables 103.1 –0.7 –1.3 0.9
Energy 102.6 5.1 2.0 3.3
  • (1) n.e.c.: not elsewhere classifiable
  • (2) Main industrial groupings: definition in Commission regulation EC of June 14th 2007
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS

In October 2015, output accelerated in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (+5.1%)

Output jumped in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (+5.9% after +1.2% in September), due to a cold spell in October.

Output advanced in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+0.7% after +22.3%)

Output slowed down in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products after a sharp hike in September.

Conversely, output declined in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–1.1%)

Output fell back in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (–2.5% after +5.6%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (–2.1% after +1.0%). It rose slightly in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+0.3% after –0.6%).

Output dipped again in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.1% after –0.4%)

Output diminished in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.1%), in particular in the manufacture of beverages.

It went on decreasing in the manufacture of transport equipment (–0.8% after –1.6%)

Output shrank markedly in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–3.6% after +4.9%), whereas it picked up in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+2.4% after –8.1%).

Output was almost unchanged in other manufacturing (–0.1% after –0.8% in September)

Output weakened in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (–0.6%) and in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (–0.5%). It remained stable in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment. Conversely, it rose slightly in pharmaceuticals (+0.6%) and in the manufacture of rubber, plastics products etc. (+0.2%).

Revisions in September 2015

Tableau3a – Measure of variations' revisions

(in points %)
Measure of variations' revisions
Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July July / June Q3 2015 / Q2 2015 2014 / 2013
Industry (BE) –0.08 0.08 0.13 0.17 0.07
raw serie –0.18 –0.01 0.03 –0.02 0.01
SA-WDA coefficient 0.10 0.09 0.10 0.19 0.06
Manufacturing (CZ) –0.08 0.05 0.14 0.15 0.09
raw serie –0.27 0.00 0.04 –0.02 0.02
SA-WDA coefficient 0.19 0.05 0.10 0.17 0.07
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA evolution between August 2015 and September 2015 is revised by –0.08 points, –0.27 due to the revision of the raw serie and +0.19 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS