In October 2015, the turnover fell back in manufacturing (–1.0%)Turnover in industry and construction - October 2015

In October 2015, the turnover fell back in the manufacturing industry (–1.0%, after +0.6% in September). Exports dropped once more (–0.8%, after –1.4%). In the industry as a whole, the turnover slipped back as well (–1.0%, after +0.4%).

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No 319
Paru le : 22/12/2015
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 12:00 - July 2017

Every index in this issue is in value (tax excluded), seasonally and working day adjusted (SA-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, the turnover fell back in the manufacturing industry (–1.0%, after +0.6% in September). Exports dropped once more (–0.8%, after –1.4%).

In the industry as a whole , the turnover slipped back as well (–1.0%, after +0.4%).

Decline over the last three months (–0.8%)

Over the last three months, the turnover went down in the manufacturing industry (–0.8%) and in the industry as a whole (–0.7%).

The turnover dipped in all sectors of the manufacturing industry. It dropped sharply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–8.0%), and in the manufacture of transport equipment (–1.1%) in spite of a rise in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+1.8%). It fell to a lesser extent in other industries (–0.3%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.3%) and in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.2%).

Virtual stability compared to last year (+0.1%)

The turnover in the manufacturing industry remained virtually stable over the last three months, compared to the same three months of the previous year. It grew in the industry as a whole (+0.4%) owing to the mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management sector (+2.5%).

Over this period, the turnover plummeted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–20.6%). It also went down in other manufacturing (–0.7%). Conversely, it rocketed in the manufacture of transport equipment (+8.5%) and it went up more moderately in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+1.2%). It levelled off in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.1%).

IRgraph3 – Turnover in manufacturing industry

  • Source: INSEE

IRGraph4 – Turnover in manufacturing industry by sector

  • Source: INSEE

IRtab5 – Variation of the turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA value, Base year 2010
Variation of the turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
NA: A 10, (A 17) Weight** Oct./ Sep. Sep./ Aug. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 –1.0 0.4 –0.7 0.4
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 –1.0 0.6 –0.8 0.1
Of which Exports 2731 –0.8 –1.4 –0.4 2.9
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1647 –1.8 0.1 –0.3 0.1
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 478 –6.7 0.7 –8.0 –20.6
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 0.2 0.2 –0.2 1.2
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1428 –1.4 1.9 –1.1 8.5
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 –0.1 0.0 –0.3 –0.7
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1627 –1.0 –0.3 0.3 2.5
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 0.9 –0.6 –1.0 –2.4
  • ** 10000=B...E and F
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / same three months of previous year
  • The codes correspond to different levels of aggregation of the NACE classification.
  • Source: INSEE

Decline in food products and beverages (–1.8%)

In October 2015, the turnover declined sharply in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.8%) after a virtual stability in September (+0.1%).

Tumble in coke and refined petroleum products (–6.7%)

In October, the turnover plunged once more in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–6.7%) after a moderate rebound in September (+0.7%).

Downturn in transport equipment (–1.4%)

The turnover fell back in October in the manufacture of transport equipment (–1.4%) after a growth for two months in a row. It shrank steeply in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–2.8%). In contrast, the turnover kept on growing in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+0.7%).

Near stagnation in other manufacturing (–0.1%)

The turnover was virtually stable in October in other manufacturing (–0.1%). It fell back sharply in chemicals (–1.4%). It continued to decrease, though more slightly, in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (–0.3%) and in pharmaceuticals (–0.2 %). On the other hand, it improved again in other manufacturing: repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+0.6%) as in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (+0.6%) and it recovered slightly in the wood, paper and printing sector (+0.3 %).

Slight rise in equipments (+0.2%)

The turnover in the electrical and electronic equipment, and machine equipment grew slightly in October, like in September (+0.2%). It picked up in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+0.7%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+0.4%). Conversely, it fell down in the manufacture of electrical equipment (–0.5%).

Revisions: +0.1 points in September 2015 in the manufacturing industry

In the manufacturing industry, the variation of the turnover in September 2015 has been revised upwards by 0.1 points, to +0.6%. In the industry as a whole, the variation in September 2015 has been confirmed at +0.4%.

IRtab8 – Indexes of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indexes of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Industries: Weight* Oct. 2015 Oct./ Sep. Sep./ Aug. q-o-q (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 109.2 –1.0 0.4 –0.7
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 108.8 –1.0 0.6 –0.8
of which Exports 2731 108.1 –0.8 –1.4 –0.4
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1647 113.9 –1.8 0.1 –0.3
of which Exports 284 122.4 –1.1 –0.6 0.2
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 478 89.1 –6.7 0.7 –8.0
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 106.8 0.2 0.2 –0.2
of which Exports 483 105.3 1.0 –0.9 –0.4
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 269 104.3 0.7 –0.4 –0.4
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 302 101.1 –0.5 1.0 0.4
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 434 112.4 0.4 0.0 –0.4
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1428 119.3 –1.4 1.9 –1.1
of which Exports 693 108.2 –1.5 –4.4 0.6
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 689 99.6 0.7 2.3 1.8
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 739 138.1 –2.8 1.7 –3.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 105.6 –0.1 0.0 –0.3
of which Exports 1213 106.7 –1.0 –0.7 –0.6
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 191 108.8 0.6 0.2 –1.7
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 427 100.8 0.3 –0.7 0.0
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 706 106.1 –1.4 1.3 –0.3
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 322 101.7 –0.2 –2.1 1.3
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 620 102.0 0.1 1.1 –0.1
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 900 104.3 –0.3 –0.8 –0.4
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 649 114.3 0.6 0.5 –1.0
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management 1627 111.5 –1.0 –0.3 0.3
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 69 97.3 2.0 –1.9 –0.5
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 1216 116.2 –1.0 0.3 1.4
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 342 97.8 –1.2 –2.4 –3.8
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 102.1 0.9 –0.6 –1.0
  • ** 10000=B...E and F
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • Source: INSEE

IRtab7 – Measure of variations' revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations' revisions
Sep./ Aug. Aug./ July July/ June Q3 2015/ Q2 2015 2014/ 2013
Industry (BE) 0.00 –0.09 0.00 –0.12 –0.01
raw serie –0.11 0.00 0.00 –0.03 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. 0.11 –0.09 0.00 –0.09 –0.01
Manufacturing industry (CZ) 0.09 –0.18 0.00 –0.12 –0.02
raw serie –0.11 0.00 0.00 –0.03 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. 0.20 –0.18 0.00 –0.09 –0.02
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing industry, the SA-WDA evolution between August and September 2015 is revised by +0.09 points: –0.11 points are due to the raw serie's revision and +0.20 points to the new calculation of the SA-WDA coefficients.
  • Source: INSEE