New orders in industry decreased in September (-1.8%)Industrial new orders index - September 2009

In September 2009, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) decreased by 1.8% after two consecutive rises: +2.4% in August and +7.4% in July.

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Paru le : 20/11/2009

In September 2009, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) decreased by 1.8% after two consecutive rises: +2.4% in August and +7.4% in July.

Non domestic new orders edged up in September (+0.3%).

In Q3 2009, a recovery pulled up by the automobile sector

In Q3, the resumption of new orders is marked: +8.7%. Non domestic new orders strongly increased (+14.2%).

In Q3, new orders bounced by 36.0% in automobile and rose by 4.7% in “electrical and electronic equipment, and machinery” and by 2.8% in other manufacturing.

However, new orders level is still weak compared to last year

Despite their recent recovery, the quarterly level of new orders is lower than a year ago (-15.3%).

Tableau 1 – Industrial new orders variations

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Industrial new orders variations
NA : (A 17), [A 88] Weight * Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Change in 3 months (1) Change in 1 year (2)
Manufacturing, for new orders (except heavy transport equipment) 934 –1.8 2.4 8.7 –15.3
non domestic 471 0.3 0.1 14.2 –15.9
(C3) Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machinery 202 –8.5 7.4 4.7 –18.9
[29] Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 229 –8.0 4.4 36.0 –14.1
(C5) Other manufacturing 503 2.7 0.1 2.8 –14.6
  • *: Total = 1000
  • (1) Last three months / three preceding months
  • (2) Last three months / same three months of the 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