In April 2014, the turnover in manufacturing industry levelled off compared to March (+0.1%)Turnover in industry and construction - April 2014

In April 2014, the turnover stabilized in the manufacturing industry (+0.1%) after a slight fall in March (–0.4%). Exports rebounded (+2.1%). The turnover increased slightly in the industry as a whole (+0.3%).

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No 154
Paru le : 30/06/2014
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 12:00 - July 2017

Every index in this issue is in value, seasonally and working day adjusted. The commentary shows variations of subsections by decreasing contribution. The contribution of a subsection depends on the extent of the variation and on its weight.

In April 2014, the turnover stabilized in the manufacturing industry (+0.1%) after a slight fall in March (–0.4%). Exports rebounded (+2.1%).

The turnover increased slightly in the industry as a whole (+0.3%).

Rise over the last three months (+0.5%)…

Over the quarter (q-o-q), the turnover grew in the manufacturing industry (+0.5%) and fell slightly in the industry as a whole (–0.2%).

The turnover went up in other manufacturing (+0.5%), mainly in other manufacturing: repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+1.6%) and in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+1.6%). It grew in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.9%) and in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+0.6%). It levelled off in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+0.1%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (–0.1%): the small rise in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+0.2%) did not balance the decline in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (–0.5%).

…and over the last year (+0.3%)

Year-on-year, the turnover rose moderately in the manufacturing industry (+0.3%).

It grew in other manufacturing (+1.0%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.3%). Conversely, it declined in the manufacture of transport equipment (–1.0%) and more significantly in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–2.2%). It went down slightly in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.3%).

IRgraph3 – Turnover in manufacturing industry

  • Source: INSEE

IRGraph4 – Turnover in manufacturing industry by sector

  • Source: INSEE

IRtab5 – Variation of the turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA value, Base year 2010
Variation of the turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
NA : A 10, (A 17) Weight** Apr./ Mar. Mar./ Feb. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 0.3 –0.5 –0.2 –0.4
CZ: MANUFACTURING 8373 0.1 –0.4 0.5 0.3
Of which Exports 2731 2.1 –1.0 0.9 –2.0
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1647 2.6 –0.9 0.9 1.3
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 478 –1.9 –9.4 0.1 –2.2
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 1.3 –1.2 0.6 –0.3
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1428 –1.5 3.7 –0.1 –1.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 –0.4 –0.2 0.5 1.0
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1627 0.7 –0.6 –3.2 –4.0
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 0.4 0.4 0.4 1.4
  • ** 10000=B...E and F
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / same three months of previous year
  • The codes correspond to different levels of aggregation of the NACE classification.
  • Source: INSEE

In April 2014, the turnover rebounded in food products and beverages (+2.6%)

In April, the turnover increased sharply in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+2.6%), after a two-months-in-a-row fall.

Rise in equipments (+1.3%)

In April, the turnover bounced back in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+1.3%) after a decline in March (–1.2%). It soared in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+7.2%) and it increased significantly in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+1.0%). Conversely, it plunged in the manufacture of electrical equipment (–2.9%).

Decline in transport equipment (–1.5%)

The turnover went down in the manufacture of transport equipment (–1.5%, after +3.7% in March), owed to the manufacture of other transport equipment (–2.7%). It stabilized in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+0.1%). However, exports recovered dramatically (+9.3%)

Fall again in other manufacturing (–0.4%)

The turnover declined for the second month in a row in other manufacturing (–0.4%, after –0.2% in March). It dropped in other manufacturing: repair and installation of machinery (–0.8%), in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (–0.3%) and in the manufacture of rubber and plastic products, and other non-metallic mineral products (–0.6%). On the other hand, it rose moderately in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+0.5%).

New decrease in coke and refined petroleum products (–1.9%)

The turnover dipped again in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–1.9%, after –9.4% in March).

Revisions: +0.1 point in March

In the manufacturing industry, the evolution of the turnover is revised at –0.4%, instead of –0.5% calculated previously.

IRtab8 – Indexes of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indexes of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Industries : Weight* Apr. 2014 Apr./ Mar. Mar./ Feb. q-o-q (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 109.4 0.3 –0.5 –0.2
CZ: MANUFACTURING 8373 109.7 0.1 –0.4 0.5
of which Exports 2731 105.9 2.1 –1.0 0.9
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1647 117.1 2.6 –0.9 0.9
of which Exports 284 123.9 3.9 –2.7 2.2
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 478 116.9 –1.9 –9.4 0.1
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 107.3 1.3 –1.2 0.6
of which Exports 483 105.6 –0.6 1.3 3.7
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 269 103.4 7.2 –3.4 –0.9
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 302 101.6 –2.9 1.5 1.3
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 434 113.6 1.0 –1.7 0.9
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1428 108.7 –1.5 3.7 –0.1
of which Exports 693 96.0 9.3 –5.6 –1.7
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 689 92.2 0.1 –1.3 –0.5
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 739 124.0 –2.7 7.4 0.2
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 106.7 –0.4 –0.2 0.5
of which Exports 1213 106.8 –0.6 0.4 0.9
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 191 110.7 0.1 0.2 0.8
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 427 101.8 –0.3 –0.7 0.5
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 706 106.8 –0.2 –0.7 –0.9
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 322 101.6 0.5 2.7 1.6
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 620 105.6 –0.6 0.1 0.6
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 900 106.3 –0.3 –0.4 0.2
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 649 112.9 –0.8 –0.9 1.6
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management 1627 107.6 0.7 –0.6 –3.2
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 69 109.4 1.5 1.0 –0.3
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 1216 108.7 0.4 –0.8 –3.2
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 342 103.0 1.3 –0.1 –3.8
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 107.2 0.4 0.4 0.4
  • ** 10000=B...E and F
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • Source: INSEE

IRtab7 – Measure of variations' revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations' revisions
Mar./ Feb. Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. Q1 2014/ Q4 2013 2013/ 2012
Industry (BE) –0.27 0.00 –0.09 –0.18 –0.03
raw serie –0.65 –0.09 0.00 –0.26 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. 0.38 0.09 –0.09 0.08 –0.03
Manufacturing industry (CZ) 0.09 –0.09 0.00 –0.06 0.02
raw serie 0.20 –0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. –0.11 0.00 0.00 –0.06 0.02
  • Foot note: in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA evolution between February and March 2014 is revised by +0.09 point: +0.20 point is due to the raw serie's revision and –0.11 point to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Source: INSEE