In March 2014, manufacturing output decreased (-0.7%)Industrial production index - March 2014

In March 2014, manufacturing output dropped by 0.7%, after an upward trend begun in October 2013. Output decreased as well in industrial production as a whole (–0.7%, after +0.1% in February 2014).

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No 108
Paru le : 07/05/2014
Prochaine parution le : 10/10/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In March 2014, manufacturing output dropped by 0.7%, after an upward trend begun in October 2013. Output decreased as well in industrial production as a whole (–0.7%, after +0.1% in February 2014).

During the last quarter, manufacturing output improved (+0.7%)…

During the last quarter (q-o-q), output improved in the manufacturing sector (+0.7%), but declined in industry as a whole (–0.3%).

Output rose in other manufacturing (+0.8%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.2%) as well as in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.7%). It soared in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+10.8%). On the other hand, output declined in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–1.2%).

… and was higher than its last year’s level by 1.8%.

Manufacturing output went up by 1.8% (y-o-y).

Output jumped in the manufacture of transport equipment (+7.8%). It increased in a less sustained pace in other manufacturing (+1.3%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.8%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+0.5%). On the opposite, output plummeted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–5.2%).

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

Graphique1a – Monthly Industrial Production Indices

  • 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

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17) March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY –0.7 0.1 –0.3 –0.2
CZ: Manufacturing –0.7 0.3 0.7 1.8
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –1.1 0.6 1.2 0.8
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 0.0 –0.4 10.8 –5.2
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 0.1 0.4 –1.2 0.5
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –0.4 0.6 0.7 7.8
(C5): Other manufacturing –0.9 0.3 0.8 1.3
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –1.0 –0.8 –4.9 –8.4
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –0.5 0.7 –0.2 3.6
  • (1) Last three months / three previous months
  • (2) 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 – Variation of the Industrial Production

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 ou A64] March 2014 March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 98.1 –0.7 0.1 –0.3
CZ: Manufacturing 99.6 –0.7 0.3 0.7
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 99.4 –1.1 0.6 1.2
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 85.1 0.0 –0.4 10.8
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 102.6 0.1 0.4 –1.2
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 106.6 0.3 2.3 –1.0
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 96.4 0.5 –0.1 –2.6
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 104.1 –0.2 –0.4 –0.4
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 102.8 –0.4 0.6 0.7
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 89.8 –2.3 1.1 0.5
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 117.5 1.3 0.2 0.8
(C5): Other manufacturing 98.7 –0.9 0.3 0.8
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 92.6 –1.9 0.7 –3.5
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 88.6 –0.2 0.3 –0.2
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 109.6 –0.6 –1.9 2.4
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 100.0 –0.2 –0.1 0.1
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 96.6 –1.3 –0.1 1.9
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 98.4 –0.9 1.5 1.5
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 100.0 –1.3 0.0 –0.4
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 91.6 –1.0 –0.8 –4.9
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 92.1 –7.0 –1.0 0.5
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 89.2 –0.6 –0.3 –5.6
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 108.0 –1.0 –2.4 –2.4
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 97.1 –0.5 0.7 –0.2
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 101.6 –1.4 0.9 0.1
Intermediate goods 98.0 –0.5 0.1 0.7
Consumer durables 103.0 2.7 0.6 0.7
Consumer non-durables 100.0 –0.9 –0.1 1.0
Energy 90.8 –0.7 –0.5 –4.2
  • (1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
  • (2) Main industrial groupings: definition in Commission regulation EC of June 14th 2007
  • Sources: Insee, SSP, SOeS

In March 2014, output went down in other manufacturing (–0.9%)…

The downturn concerned all products in other manufacturing. In particular, output shrank in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (–1.3%), in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment products (–0.9%), in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (–1.3%) as well as in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (–0.6%). It decreased also by 1.9% in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products.

… in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.1%)…

Output weakened by 1.1% in the manufacture of food products and beverages.

… and in the manufacture of transport equipment (–0.4%).

Output dipped substantially in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (–2.3%), but grew by 1.3% in the manufacture of other transport equipment .

Output was almost stable in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+0.1%).

Output grew in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+0.5%) and in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+0.3%) whereas it slipped in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (–0.2%).

Production decreased in « Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management » (–1.0 %)

Production decreased slightly in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (–0.6%), due to the clement climate in March and more strongly in mining and quarrying (–7.0 %).

Revisions in February

Tableau3a – Measure of variations’ revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations’ revisions
Feb. / Jan. Jan. / Dec. Dec. / Nov. Q4 2013 / Q3 2013 2013 / 2012
Industry (BE) 0.00 –0.10 0.20 0.17 –0.06
raw serie –0.10 –0.53 0.60 0.34 –0.05
SA-WDA coefficient 0.10 0.43 –0.40 –0.17 –0.01
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.00 0.10 0.10 0.17 –0.06
raw serie 0.00 –0.67 0.71 0.33 –0.04
SA-WDA coefficient 0.00 0.77 –0.61 –0.16 –0.02
  • Note of reading: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA evolution between January and February 2014 is not revised.
  • Sources: Insee, SSP, SOeS