In March 2011, manufacturing output decreased (-1.0%)Industrial production index - March 2011

In March 2011, manufacturing output decreased in volume (-1.0%). It has increased in February 2011 (+0.9%). In the industry, output decreased as well (-0.9%).

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Paru le : 10/05/2011
Prochaine parution le : 10/10/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In March 2011, manufacturing output decreased in volume (-1.0%). It has increased in February 2011 (+0.9%).

In the industry, output decreased as well (-0.9%).

In the last three months, manufacturing output increased (+3.0%)…

In the last three months (quarter-on-quarter change), the output increased in the manufacturing sector (+3.0 %) and in the industry as a whole (+2.1%). The output increased in the “other manufacturing” (+3.1%, q-o-q) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.1%) which was boosted by the end of scrappage bonus. It also increased in the electrical, electronic equipment and machine equipment (+2.4%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+21.3%). In this branch, the output during the 2010’s last quarter was strongly disrupted by social movements in October.

…and exceeded it’s last year’s level by 6.3%

Manufacturing output rose by 6.3% (y-o-y). It soared in the “other manufacturing” (+6.6%), in the electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment (+9.4%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+7.4%).

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

Graphique1a – Monthly 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 – Variation of the Industrial Production by activity (NA)

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production by activity (NA)
NA : A10, (A17) March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Quarter on quarter change Year on year change (1)
BE: INDUSTRY –0,9 0,5 2,1 4,9
CZ: MANUFACTURING –1,0 0,9 3,0 6,3
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –0,4 –0,5 1,7 2,4
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –1,7 –0,5 21,3 0,4
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –1,0 –0,9 2,4 9,4
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –4,2 2,4 3,1 7,4
(C5): Other manufacturing –0,2 1,4 3,1 6,6
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –0,7 –1,2 –3,8 –3,6
FZ: Construction –0,3 –0,2 6,4 3,9
  • (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

The output decreased in the manufacture of transport equipment (-4.2%) …

Output decreased in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (-4.3%) and in the manufacture of other transport equipment (-4.2%).

Tableau2a – Variation of the Industrial Production

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 ou A64] March 2011 March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 94,1 –0,9 0,5 2,1
CZ: MANUFACTURING 93,7 –1,0 0,9 3,0
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 102,9 –0,4 –0,5 1,7
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 79,1 –1,7 –0,5 21,3
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 91,6 –1,0 –0,9 2,4
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 92,8 –1,5 –4,5 4,6
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 101,8 –0,4 –0,2 1,3
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 84,7 –1,2 1,9 1,2
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 88,8 –4,2 2,4 3,1
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 72,9 –4,3 2,0 2,0
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 121,2 –4,2 3,1 4,6
(C5): Other manufacturing 94,0 –0,2 1,4 3,1
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 61,3 –0,2 –1,4 0,1
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 82,3 –0,1 –1,3 1,3
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 115,6 0,8 1,0 7,1
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 116,8 1,0 1,3 3,6
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 90,6 –0,7 0,0 6,3
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 84,4 –0,5 1,3 3,1
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 108,0 –0,7 5,7 –1,6
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 96,9 –0,7 –1,2 –3,8
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 87,8 6,8 –4,9 0,1
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 97,6 –1,2 –0,9 –4,4
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 98,3 –1,0 –1,3 –0,7
FZ: Construction 96,4 –0,3 –0,2 6,4
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 86,4 –2,6 2,9 1,7
Intermediate goods 84,9 0,1 –0,2 3,9
Consumer durables 78,4 0,6 –1,0 0,7
Consumer non-durables 105,4 0,1 0,0 2,7
  • (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 the manufacture of electrical or electronic equipment and machine equipment (–1.0%) …

Output decreased in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (–1.5%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (–1.2%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (0.4%).

… as well as in the « other manufacturing » (–0.2%)

Output slightly decreased in the manufacture of rubber or plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (-0,7%), the “other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery” (-0.7%), the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (-0.5%).

In the other hand, it increased in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (+0.8%) and in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+1.0%).

Revisions : +0.11 point in February

In February 2011, manufacturing output increased by 0.9%

The raw series’ revisions especially apply to the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products, revised since 2010 to take a better observation of the non- industrials ordering parties.

The industrial production index is henceforth seasonal adjusted with the X12-ARIMA program and no longer with the TRAMO-SEATS program. This method may lead to revisions more important than usually.

Tableau3a – Measure of variations’ revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations’ revisions
Feb. / Jan. Jan. / Dec. Dec. / Nov. Q4 2010 / Q3 2010 2010 / 2009
Industry (BE) 0,11 0,22 0,00 –0,21 –0,61
raw serie 0,31 –0,32 0,31 0,25 –0,60
SA-WDA coefficient –0,20 0,54 –0,31 –0,46 –0,01
Manufacturing (CZ) 0,11 0,45 0,00 –0,25 –0,69
raw serie 0,35 –0,44 0,40 0,22 –0,69
SA-WDA coefficient –0,24 0,89 –0,40 –0,47 0,00
  • Note of reading : in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA evolution between January and February is revised by +0.11 point : +0.35 is due to the raw serie's revision and -0.24 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS