In April 2011, manufacturing output slightly increased (+0.2%)Industrial production index - April 2011

In April 2011, the manufacturing output increased in volume (+0.2%). It decreased in March 2011 ( 1.1%). In the industry, output decreased (-0.3%), due to a drop in energy production.

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Paru le : 10/06/2011
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In April 2011, the manufacturing output increased in volume (+0.2%). It decreased in March 2011 (–1.1%).

In the industry, output decreased (-0.3%), due to a drop in energy production.

In the last three months, the manufacturing output increased (+1.5%)…

In the last three months (quarter-on-quarter change), the output increased in the manufacturing sector (+1.5 %) and in the industry as a whole (+0.3%).

The output increased in the “other manufacturing” (+2.3%, q-o-q), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.6%) and in the electrical, electronic equipment and machine equipment (+0.5%).

…and exceeded it’s last year’s level by 5.3%

The manufacturing output rose by 5.3% (y-o-y). It soared in the “other manufacturing” (+5.7%), in the electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment (+7.2%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+6.3%).

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) April / March March / Feb. Quarter on quarter change Year on year change (1)
BE: INDUSTRY –0,3 –1,1 0,3 3,9
CZ: MANUFACTURING 0,2 –1,1 1,5 5,3
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1,4 0,2 1,5 2,9
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –7,5 –2,0 –4,3 –9,5
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1,3 –1,4 0,5 7,2
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –0,1 –4,6 0,6 6,3
(C5): Other manufacturing –0,1 –0,3 2,3 5,7
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –4,3 –1,1 –7,1 –5,1
FZ: Construction 0,7 –1,0 4,8 2,9
  • (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

In April 2011, the output increased in the Manufacture of electrical or electronic equipment and machine equipment (+1.3%)

The output increased in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+2.1%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+1.0%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+0.9%).

Tableau2a – Variation of the Industrial Production

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 ou A64] April 2011 April / March March / Feb. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 93,4 –0,3 –1,1 0,3
CZ: MANUFACTURING 93,7 0,2 –1,1 1,5
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 105,0 1,4 0,2 1,5
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 72,5 –7,5 –2,0 –4,3
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 92,0 1,3 –1,4 0,5
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 93,4 2,1 –3,4 –0,5
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 103,4 0,9 0,1 1,2
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 84,3 1,0 –0,8 0,8
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 88,4 –0,1 –4,6 0,6
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 70,6 –2,2 –4,9 –2,1
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 124,6 2,5 –4,4 4,1
(C5): Other manufacturing 93,7 –0,1 –0,3 2,3
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 63,7 0,8 1,6 1,0
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 81,5 –0,7 –0,4 –0,3
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 114,9 –1,4 1,6 4,7
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 115,1 0,6 1,0 3,0
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 89,9 –1,2 –0,8 3,7
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 84,1 –0,2 –0,5 1,8
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 108,4 1,8 –2,3 0,9
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 91,0 –4,3 –1,1 –7,1
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 88,2 0,8 –0,9 1,5
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 90,0 –5,6 –1,2 –8,5
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 102,1 2,9 –0,6 –0,1
FZ: Construction 97,0 0,7 –1,0 4,8
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 86,4 0,8 –3,2 0,9
Intermediate goods 84,9 –0,3 –0,2 2,0
Consumer durables 78,4 –0,7 0,0 –0,5
Consumer non-durables 105,4 0,8 0,5 2,3
  • (1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
  • (2) Main industrial groupings : definition in Commission regulation EC of 14 June 2007
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS

Nevertheless, output was barely stable in the « other manufacturing » (–0.1%)…

The output slightly decreased in the manufacture of rubber or plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (-1,2%), in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (-1.4%), in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media (-0.7%) and in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (-0.2%).

However, it increased in the “other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery” (+1.8%), in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+0.6%) and in the manufacture of textile (+0.8%).

… as well as in the manufacture of transport equipment (-0.1%)

The output decreased in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (-2.2%).

In the other hand, it increased in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+2.5%).

Revisions : -0.11 point in March

In March 2011, the manufacturing output decreased by 1.1%

The revisions are due to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.

Tableau3a – Measure of variations’ revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations’ revisions
March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Jan. / Dec. Q1 2011 / Q4 2010 2010 / 2009
Industry (BE) –0,11 –0,10 –0,11 –0,21 –0,03
raw serie 0,01 –0,32 0,11 0,03 0,01
SA-WDA coefficient –0,12 0,22 –0,22 –0,24 –0,04
Manufacturing (CZ) –0,11 –0,11 0,11 0,00 –0,04
raw serie 0,01 –0,34 0,22 0,11 –0,04
SA-WDA coefficient –0,12 0,23 –0,11 –0,11 0,00
  • Note of reading : in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA evolution between February and March is revised by -0.11 point : +0.01 is due to the raw serie's revision and -0.12 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS