In August, the manufacturing production was stableIndustrial production index - August 2010

In August 2010, the manufacturing production was stable in volume. It had increased by 1.2% in July. In the industry, the production was also stable after +0.8% in July. In the last three months (quarter-on-quarter change), the production was almost stable in the manufacturing sector ( 0.1%) and slightly decreased in the industry as a whole (-0.3%).

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Paru le : 11/10/2010
Prochaine parution le : 10/10/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In August 2010, the manufacturing production was stable in volume. It had increased by 1.2% in July. In the industry, the production was also stable after +0.8% in July.

In the last three months (quarter-on-quarter change), the production was almost stable in the manufacturing sector (–0.1%) and slightly decreased in the industry as a whole (-0.3%).

In the last three months, the manufacturing production was almost stable (-0.1%)…

During the quarter, the production decreased in manufacture of food products and beverages (-1.6%) (q-o-q), in the manufacture of transport equipment (–1.5%), in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (-4.1%) and in the electrical, electronic equipment and machine equipment (-0.5%). However, it increased in the other manufacturing (+0.8%).

…but exceeded the last year’s level by 4.4%

The manufacturing production rose by 4.4% (y-o-y).

It soared in the “other manufacturing” (+7.6%), in the electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment (+2.3%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.3%).

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

Graphique1a – Industrial Production indexes

  • Legend : CZ : MANUFACTURING - (C1) : Manufacture of food products and beverages - (C3) : Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment - (C4) : Manufacture of transport equipment - (C5) : Other manufacturing
  • Sources : INSEE, SSP, SOeS

Tableau1a – Industrial Production Indexes by activity (NA)

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

Tableau2a – Industrial Production Indexes

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Industrial Production Indexes
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 ou A64] Aug. 2010 Aug. / July July / June Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 92,2 0,0 0,8 –0,3
CZ: MANUFACTURING 91,3 0,0 1,2 –0,1
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 99,2 –2,1 2,2 –1,6
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 81,9 0,2 2,1 –4,1
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 86,6 1,5 0,8 –0,5
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 89,2 2,3 1,3 –4,4
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 98,7 1,8 1,1 1,4
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 77,8 0,8 0,4 1,8
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 85,3 0,8 1,9 –1,5
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 68,8 2,4 4,5 –1,5
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 119,2 –0,8 –0,7 –1,5
(C5): Other manufacturing 92,8 –0,1 1,0 0,8
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 59,5 –6,6 4,3 0,1
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 82,6 1,2 –0,2 –0,8
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 106,6 –2,0 –1,1 –0,2
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 140,8 0,0 2,7 2,6
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 83,7 0,8 0,4 0,2
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 81,2 0,5 0,7 0,7
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 104,6 –0,3 1,6 1,7
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 98,2 0,1 –2,5 –1,3
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 90,7 –0,9 0,9 2,5
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 98,9 0,4 –3,3 –1,6
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 97,1 –2,3 2,6 –1,7
FZ: Construction 93,2 –0,1 –1,0 –0,7
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 86,4 1,0 1,5 0,6
Intermediate goods 84,9 –0,5 0,5 –0,9
Consumer durables 78,4 10,5 0,8 2,8
Consumer non-durables 105,4 –1,3 2,0 0,0
  • (1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
  • (2) Main industrial groupings : definition in Commission regulation EC of 14 June 2007
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS

In August, the production increased in the electrical or electronic equipment and the machine equipment (+1.5 %)…

The production rose in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+2.3 %), in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+1.1%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+0.8%).

…in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.8 %)

The production rose in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+2.4 %). On the opposite, it decreased in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–0.8 %).

The production was almost stable in the « other manufacturing » (-0.1 %)…

The production decreased in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (-6.6%), and the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (–2.0%), and to a lesser extent in the other manufacturing; repair and installation (-0.3%). It was stable in the basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations and increased in the manufacturing of wood and paper products, printing and reproduction of recorded media (+1.2%), the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (+0.5%) and in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (+0.8%).

…but decreased in the manufacture of food products and beverages

In August, the production decreased by 2.1% in the manufacture of food products and beverages.

Revisions : -0.2 point in July

The SA-WDA evolution between June and July of the manufacturing production published during the previous campaign was +1.4 %. It has been revised at +1.2 %.

The raw data revisions are due to industries‘ belated answers, especially in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c., the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products and in the other manufacturing.

Tableau3a – Measure of variations’ revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations’ revisions
July / June June / May May / April Q2 2010 / Q1 2010 2009 / 2008
Industry (BE) –0,11 0,11 –0,33 0,00 0,02
raw serie 0,00 –0,13 0,01 0,00 0,00
SA-WDA coefficient –0,11 0,24 –0,34 0,00 0,02
Manufacturing (CZ) –0,22 0,00 –0,33 0,11 0,03
raw serie –0,19 –0,02 0,01 0,07 0,02
SA-WDA coefficient –0,03 0,02 –0,34 0,04 0,01
  • Note of reading : in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA evolution between July and June is revised by -0.22 point : -0.19 is due to the raw serie's revision and -0.03 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS