New orders in industry decreased in October (-2.1%)Industrial new orders index - October 2009

In October 2009, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) decreased by 2.1%, after a decrease in Septembrer (-1,9%; first estimate: -1.8%).

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Paru le : 18/12/2009

In October 2009, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) decreased by 2.1%, after a decrease in Septembrer (-1,9%; first estimate: -1.8%).

Non domestic new orders went down in October (–2.7%).

On the last quarter, rise of new orders pulled up by the automobile sector

On the last quarter, new orders grew up: +4.2%. Non domestic new orders also increased (+4.3%).

New orders rose by 13.0% in automobile, by 2.8% in the other manufacturing and by 1.8% in “electrical and electronic equipment, and machinery”.

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 (-12.6%).

tab_synt – Industrial new orders variations

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Industrial new orders variations
NA : (A 17), [A 88] Weight * Oct. / Sept. Sept. / Aug. Quarter on quarter change Year on year change (1)
Manufacturing, for new orders (except heavy transport equipment) 934 –2.1 –1.9 4.3 –12.6
non domestic 471 –2.7 –1.5 4.2 –13.0
(C3) Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machinery 202 –2.4 –8.8 1.8 –16.9
[29] Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 229 –8.2 –9.5 13.0 –12.0
(C5) Other manufacturing 503 0.0 2.9 2.8 –11.3
  • *: Total Manufacturing for new orders = 1000
  • (1) Last three months / three same 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