In August 2013, manufacturing output improved slightly (+0.3%)Industrial production index - August 2013

In August 2013, manufacturing output increased slightly (+0.3%, after –0.8% in July). This rise is related to the manufacture of transport equipment, sector in which production fell in July. Output increased as well in industrial production as a whole (+0.2%, after –0.6% last month).

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No 233
Paru le : 10/10/2013
Prochaine parution le : 08/12/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

In August 2013, manufacturing output increased slightly (+0.3%, after –0.8% in July). This rise is related to the manufacture of transport equipment, sector in which production fell in July. Output increased as well in industrial production as a whole (+0.2%, after –0.6% last month).

During the last three months, manufacturing output decreased (–0.7%)…

During the last three months (q-o-q), output declined in the manufacturing sector (–0.7%), as well as in industry as a whole (–1.1%).

Output decreased in other manufacturing (–0.6%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–1.3%). It dropped by 6.7% in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products. On the other hand, output increased in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.4%).

…and was lower than its last year’s level by 2.4%

Manufacturing output decreased sharply by 2.4% (y-o-y).

Output went down significantly in other manufacturing (–2.6%), in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–2.6%), in the manufacture of food products and beverage (–2.9%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–6.3%). On the opposite, output improved in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.6%).

Please note: all the series 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

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17) Aug. / July July / June Q-o-Q change Year on year change (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 0.2 –0.6 –1.1 –1.6
CZ: Manufacturing 0.3 –0.8 –0.7 –2.4
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1.1 0.5 –0.6 –2.9
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –5.3 –6.1 –6.7 –6.3
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –3.3 0.2 –1.3 –2.6
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 8.6 –6.9 0.4 0.6
(C5): Other manufacturing –0.3 0.1 –0.6 –2.6
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –0.2 0.4 –3.2 2.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 1.1 –0.3 2.0 –1.9
  • (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] Aug. 2013 Aug. / July July / June Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 98.0 0.2 –0.6 –1.1
CZ: Manufacturing 98.1 0.3 –0.8 –0.7
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 100.1 1.1 0.5 –0.6
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 83.0 –5.3 –6.1 –6.7
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 98.9 –3.3 0.2 –1.3
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 96.6 –3.7 –0.9 –3.1
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 94.5 –4.9 2.2 –1.4
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 103.0 –2.3 –0.1 –0.2
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 102.6 8.6 –6.9 0.4
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 91.2 19.5 –12.6 –5.0
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 115.3 0.3 –2.2 5.4
(C5): Other manufacturing 97.1 –0.3 0.1 –0.6
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 94.2 –4.8 0.4 0.3
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 92.0 3.4 –2.1 –0.9
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 104.4 –1.6 –0.7 –0.4
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 95.8 –0.5 –1.0 –2.9
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 94.8 0.6 –1.4 –0.2
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 98.5 1.8 0.9 0.9
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 96.5 –3.6 1.4 –2.1
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 97.5 –0.2 0.4 –3.2
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 103.3 –0.2 13.2 5.6
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 95.4 0.0 –0.5 –4.6
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 109.3 –1.2 1.0 1.9
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 98.8 1.1 –0.3 2.0
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 100.0 0.5 –1.5 –0.5
Intermediate goods 96.8 0.6 0.3 0.0
Consumer durables 94.1 –3.7 1.2 –3.8
Consumer non-durables 99.5 0.0 –0.7 –1.0
  • (1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
  • (2) Main industrial groupings : definition in Commission regulation EC of 14 June 2007
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS

Output increased in the manufacture of transport equipment (+8.6%)…

Output rebounded very strongly in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+19.5%, after –12.6% in July) and increased slightly in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+0.3%).

… as well as in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1,1%).

Once again, output improved by 1.1% in the manufacture of food products and beverages.

On the contrary, output decreased in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–3.3%)…

Output decreased sharply in the manufacture of electrical equipment (–4.9%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (–2.3%) as well as in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (–3.7%).

… and in other manufacturing (–0.3%).

Output slowed down in other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment (–3.6%) and in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (–4.8%). Output lessened in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (–1.6%) and in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (–0.5%). However, output improved in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (+1.8%), in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media (+3.4%) and in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (+0.6%).

Output decreased in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–5.3%).

Output dropped by 5.3% in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products.

Revisions in July

Tableau3a – Measure of variations’ revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations’ revisions
July / June June / May May / April Q2 2013 / Q1 2013 2012 / 2011
Industry (BE) 0.00 0.10 0.10 –0.14 0.01
raw serie 0.20 0.11 0.00 0.03 0.00
SA-WDA coefficient –0.20 –0.01 0.10 –0.17 0.01
Manufacturing (CZ) –0.10 0.10 –0.10 –0.20 0.03
raw serie 0.28 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.00
SA-WDA coefficient –0.38 0.10 –0.10 –0.24 0.03
  • Note of reading : in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA evolution between June 2013 and July 2013 is revised by –0.10 point: 0.28 is due to the raw serie's revision and –0.38 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS