In May 2014, the turnover in manufacturing industry dropped compared to April (–1.4%)Turnover in industry and construction - May 2014

In May 2014, the turnover fell sharply in the manufacturing industry (–1.4%) after a slight decrease in April (–0.2%). Exports plunged even more (–3.0%). The turnover dropped in the industry as a whole (–1.1%).

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No 177
Paru le : 30/07/2014
Prochaine parution le : 23/02/2018 at 12:00 - December 2017

Every index in this issue is in value, seasonally and working day adjusted. Bridging days (Fridays 2nd, 9th and 30th May) were considered like normal working days for SA-WDA treatment. The commentary shows variations of subsections by decreasing contribution. The contribution of a subsection depends on the extent of the change and on its weight.

In May 2014, the turnover fell sharply in the manufacturing industry (–1.4%) after a slight decrease in April (–0.2%). Exports plunged even more (–3.0%).

The turnover dropped in the industry as a whole (–1.1%).

Decline over the last three months (–0.7%)…

Over the quarter (q-o-q), the turnover dipped in the manufacturing industry (–0.7%) as in the industry as a whole (–1.1%).

The turnover went down in other manufacturing (–1.1%), mainly in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (–1.7%) and in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (–1.8%). It dropped in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–3.9%) and in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–1.3%). Conversely, it grew in the manufacture of transport equipment (+1.4%) owed to a sharp rise in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+4.3%). It stabilized in the manufacture of food products and beverages (0.0%).

…and over the last year (–0.5%)

Year-on-year, the turnover declined in the manufacturing industry (–0.5%).

Over this period, the turnover dipped in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–4.2%) and in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–1.8%); it fell slightly in other manufacturing (–0.3%). On the contrary, it rose in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.6%) and, slightly, in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.2%).

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 %
Nace classification Weight** May/ Apr. Apr./ Mar. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 –1.1 –0.2 –1.1 –1.1
CZ: MANUFACTURING 8373 –1.4 –0.2 –0.7 –0.5
Of which Exports 2731 –3.0 1.9 –0.1 –2.8
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1647 –2.7 2.5 0.0 0.6
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 478 7.0 –3.3 –3.9 –4.2
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 –2.7 0.9 –1.3 –1.8
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1428 –0.2 –1.9 1.4 0.2
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 –2.0 –0.6 –1.1 –0.3
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1627 0.1 –0.3 –3.7 –4.5
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 –0.5 0.3 0.4 1.5
  • ** 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 the previous year
  • The codes correspond to different levels of aggregation of the NACE classification.
  • Source: INSEE

In May 2014, the turnover fell sharply in other manufacturing (–2.0%)

In May, the turnover decreased notably in other manufacturing for the third month in a row (–2.0%, after –0.6% in April and –0.5% in March). It declined in all sectors, mainly in the manufacture of rubber and plastic products, and other non-mineral products (–3.5%), in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (–1.8%) and in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (–1.9%).

Considerable fall in food products (–2.7%)…

In May, the turnover plummeted in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–2.7%) after a substantial rise in April (+2.5%).

…and in equipment (–2.7%)

The turnover went down considerably in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–2.7%), after a growth in April (+0.9%). It plunged in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (–5.1%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (–3.2%). It dropped in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (–1.2%).

Slight fall in transport equipment (–0.2%)

The turnover went down slightly in the manufacture of transport equipment (–0.2%) after a sharp decrease in April (–1.9%). It declined significantly in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (–2.0%). Conversely, it climbed in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+1.1%). Exports fell dramatically (–3.4%).

Rebound in coke and refined petroleum products (+7.0%)

The turnover recovered dramatically in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+7.0%) after a two-month-in-a-row fall.

Revisions: –0.3 point in April

In the manufacturing industry, the change of the turnover is revised at –0.2%, instead of +0.1% calculated previously.

IRtab8 – Indexes of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indexes of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Nace classification Weight* May 2014 May/ Apr. Apr./ Mar. q-o-q (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 107.5 –1.1 –0.2 –1.1
CZ: MANUFACTURING 8373 107.6 –1.4 –0.2 –0.7
of which Exports 2731 102.2 –3.0 1.9 –0.1
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1647 113.7 –2.7 2.5 0.0
of which Exports 284 116.1 –5.9 3.8 –1.0
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 478 124.2 7.0 –3.3 –3.9
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 103.5 –2.7 0.9 –1.3
of which Exports 483 100.7 –3.5 –1.2 1.3
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 269 97.4 –5.1 6.7 –2.1
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 302 98.1 –3.2 –2.9 –0.7
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 434 111.1 –1.2 0.2 –1.3
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1428 107.8 –0.2 –1.9 1.4
of which Exports 693 92.8 –3.4 9.0 –1.0
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 689 89.6 –2.0 –0.4 –2.4
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 739 124.8 1.1 –2.9 4.3
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 103.9 –2.0 –0.6 –1.1
of which Exports 1213 103.7 –2.4 –0.6 –0.3
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 191 109.2 –1.1 0.0 0.2
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 427 99.8 –1.4 –0.5 –1.1
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 706 104.4 –1.9 –0.4 –1.8
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 322 98.5 –2.5 0.3 1.9
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 620 101.2 –3.5 –0.8 –1.8
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 900 103.2 –1.8 –0.6 –1.7
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 649 110.9 –1.4 –0.9 –0.7
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management 1627 106.5 0.1 –0.3 –3.7
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 69 104.2 –3.1 0.3 –2.3
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 1216 107.9 0.6 –0.7 –4.1
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 342 102.2 –0.8 1.3 –2.3
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 106.6 –0.5 0.3 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
Apr./ Mar. Mar./ Feb. Feb./ Jan. Q1 2014/ Q4 2013 2013/ 2012
Industry (BE) –0.46 0.00 –0.09 –0.12 –0.02
raw serie –0.27 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. –0.19 0.00 –0.09 –0.12 –0.02
Manufacturing industry (CZ) –0.27 –0.09 –0.09 –0.18 –0.04
raw serie 0.00 –0.20 0.10 0.00 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. –0.27 0.11 –0.19 –0.18 –0.04
  • Foot note: in the manufacturing industry, the SA-WDA change between March and April 2014 is revised by –0.27 point, owed to the recalculation of the SA-WDA coefficients.
  • Source: INSEE