In March 2011, the turnover in manufacturing industry decreased by 0.7%Turnover in industry and construction - March 2011

In March 2011, the turnover weakened (-0,7%) in the manufacturing industry, after a growth (+1,3%) in Feb-ruary. Exports went down in March (–1.2%, after +0,7% in February).

Every indices in this issue are in value, seasonally and working-day adjusted.

In March 2011, the turnover weakened (-0,7%) in the manufacturing industry, after a growth (+1,3%) in February. Exports went down in March (–1.2%, after +0,7% in February).

In March, the turnover fell in the manufacture of transport equipment (–3.0%), particularly in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–6.2%).

The turnover also decreased in the electrical and electronic equipment ; machine equipment (–0.8%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–1.0%).

It went up in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.4%) and was broadly stable in the other manufacturing (–0.1%)

The turnover of the industry as a whole (B to E) declined in March (–0.6%).

IRgraph3 – Turnover in manufacturing industry

  • Source: Insee

Quarter-on-quarter (Q/Q–1), the turnover in the manufacturing industry grew by 4.8%. It was mostly up in the other manufacturing (+4.6%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+5.6%).

Year-on-year (Q/Q–4), the turnover in manufacturing industry rose by 10.9%. It particularly grew in the other manufacturing (+11.2%).

IRtab5 – Turnover in industry and construction

s.a. and w-d.a. data –2005 = 100
Turnover in industry and construction
Nace Classification Change in %
Sectors Weight** March/ Feb. Feb./ Jan. Q/Q–1 (1) Q/Q–4 (1)
BE : INDUSTRY 8022 –0,6 0,5 4,3 10,1
CZ : MANUFACTURING 7167 –0,7 1,3 4,8 10,9
Of which Exports 1017 –1,2 0,7 6,8 13,4
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1131 0,4 1,0 1,8 7,9
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 461 –1,0 1,6 16,6 27,5
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 927 –0,8 2,0 2,8 9,6
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1383 –3,0 2,0 5,6 8,5
(C5): Other manufacturing 3265 –0,1 0,9 4,6 11,2
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 855 0,4 –4,6 1,1 5,5
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 1978 1,4 0,4 1,1 3,8
  • ** 10000=B..F
  • (1) Last three months / three previous months
  • (2) Last three months / three same months of previous year
  • The codes correspond to different levels of aggregation of the NACE classification.
  • Source: INSEE