The resumption of new orders confirmed in AugustIndustrial new orders index - August 2009

In August 2009, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) increased by 2.5%, They had surged in July: +6.8 % (first estimate: -4.6%).

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Paru le : 20/10/2009

In August 2009, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) increased by 2.5%, They had surged in July: +6.8 % (first estimate: -4.6%).

Non domestic new orders slightly increased in August (+0.8%).

On the last quarter, the resumption of new orders is marked: +6.2%. However, their quarterly level is still weak: -18.0% compared to last year.

In August, new orders in “electrical and electronic equipment, and machinery” bounced by 7.9%, driven by electrical equipment (+35.4%). They went up by 4.1% in automobile, but the level il still low. In other manuacturing they edged up (+0.3%).

Tableau 1 – Industrial new orders variations

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Industrial new orders variations
NA : (A 17), [A 88] Weight * Aug./July July/June Change in 3 months (1) Change in 1 year (2)
Manufacturing, for new orders (except heavy transport equipment) 934 2.5 6.8 6.2 -18.0
non domestic 471 0.8 13.8 11.0 -20.2
(C3) Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machinery 202 7.9 3.8 5.8 -22.0
[29] Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 229 4.1 40.0 22.1 -23.0
(C5) Other manufacturing 503 0.3 -0.5 2.1 -15.0
  • *: Total = 1000
  • (1)Last three months / three months preceding
  • (2) Last three months / same three months of previous year
  • The codes correspond to the level of aggregation (A 17) and [A 88] of the "NA" aggregate classification based on NAF rev.2.
  • Source: INSEE