In May, manufacturing production increased by 0.5%Industrial production index - May 2010

In May 2010, the manufacturing production increased by 0.5% in volume. It had increased by 0.3% in April (+0.4% initially announced). In the industry, the production increased also in May (+1.7% after -0.5%). In the last three months (quarter-on-quarter change), the production rose in the manufacturing sector (+2.4%) as well as in the industry as a whole (+2.2%).

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Paru le : 09/07/2010
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In May 2010, the manufacturing production increased by 0.5% in volume. It had increased by 0.3% in April (+0.4% initially announced). In the industry, the production increased also in May (+1.7% after -0.5%).

In the last three months (quarter-on-quarter change), the production rose in the manufacturing sector (+2.4%) as well as in the industry as a whole (+2.2%).

In the last three months, the manufacturing production increased by 2.4%…

During the quarter, the production was boosted by the “other manufacturing” (+1.0% q-o-q), the electrical, electronic equipment and machine equipment (+3.4%) and the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+15.7%). It slightly decreased in the manufacture of transport equipment (-0.6%, quarter-on-quarter change).

…and exceeded the last year level by 8.2%

The manufacturing production rose by 8.2% (y-o-y). However, it still remains under the level reached before the crisis.

It soared in the “other manufacturing” (+9.7%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+18.4%). It also increased in the electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment (+3.4%).

Please note: all the data are adjusted for seasonal variations (SA) and the number of days worked (WDA).

Graphique1a – Industrial production index

Tableau1a – Industrial Production Indexes by activity (NA)

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Industrial Production Indexes by activity (NA)
May / April April / March Quarter on quarter change Year on year change (1)
BE : INDUSTRY 1,7 –0,5 2,2 8,0
CZ: MANUFACTURING 0,5 0,3 2,4 8,2
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 0,7 –0,9 –0,5 2,5
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –8,0 –3,0 15,7 –8,1
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –0,2 1,6 3,4 3,4
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1,1 1,3 –0,6 18,4
(C5): Other manufacturing 1,0 0,1 3,2 9,7
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 9,8 –5,6 0,8 6,7
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 0,0 –2,1 –0,9 –5,7
  • (1) Last three months / three same 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