In August 2012, manufacturing output increased (+1.8%)Industrial production index - August 2012

In August 2012, manufacturing output increased sharply in volume (+1.8%). This rise concerns to very small volumes, in particular in the manufacture of transport equipment. Output increased as well in total industry (+1.5%).

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Paru le : 10/10/2012
Prochaine parution le : 10/11/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

In August 2012, manufacturing output increased sharply in volume (+1.8%). This rise concerns to very small volumes, in particular in the manufacture of transport equipment.

Output increased as well in total industry (+1.5%).

During the last three months, manufacturing output went up (+0.7%)…

During the last three months (quarter-on-quarter change), output went up in the manufacturing sector by 0.7%, as well as in the industry as a whole (+0.2%).

Output increased in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.1%), and, in a more sustained pace, in the other manufacturing (+0.4%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (+0.3%).

Output rose considerably in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+11.5%) through the recovery of refineries since June.

…and was lower than its last year’s level by 1.9%

Manufacturing output decreased by 1.9% (y-o-y).

It decreased significantly in the other manufacturing ( 2.6%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment (-2.7%). To a lesser extent, it also decreased in the manufacture of transport equipment (-0.5%).

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

Tableau 1 – Variation of the Industrial Production

2005 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 1.5 0.6 0.2 –2.0
CZ: Manufacturing 1.8 1.0 0.7 –1.9
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 3.6 –2.6 –0.3 0.5
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –2.6 4.1 11.5 –2.6
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –0.7 3.0 0.3 –2.7
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 6.5 3.9 2.1 –0.5
(C5): Other manufacturing 1.0 0.7 0.4 –2.6
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 0.2 –2.2 –3.0 –2.7
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 1.4 –0.1 0.4 –1.0
  • (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

Tableau 2 – Variation of the Industrial Production

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 ou A64] Aug. 2012 Aug. / July July / June Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 92.2 1.5 0.6 0.2
CZ: Manufacturing 91.9 1.8 1.0 0.7
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 108.1 3.6 –2.6 –0.3
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 72.5 –2.6 4.1 11.5
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 88.9 –0.7 3.0 0.3
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 91.3 –0.9 6.5 –2.4
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 94.9 –1.4 0.4 1.1
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 83.6 0.0 1.7 2.0
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 91.2 6.5 3.9 2.1
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 72.4 9.9 4.9 4.3
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 129.4 2.9 2.9 –0.3
(C5): Other manufacturing 89.8 1.0 0.7 0.4
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 59.8 1.4 –0.7 2.4
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 75.5 1.5 –3.0 –0.3
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 110.2 –1.3 –0.2 –1.8
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 114.7 0.6 0.5 0.5
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 83.6 3.9 –0.1 –1.2
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 81.2 1.9 0.6 0.7
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 105.2 –1.5 4.4 3.3
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 94.2 0.2 –2.2 –3.0
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 89.0 –1.4 7.6 0.2
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 92.1 –0.1 –3.6 –4.1
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 117.2 3.4 2.5 4.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 96.0 1.4 –0.1 0.4
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 92.7 2.1 4.4 1.7
Intermediate goods 85.1 1.6 0.0 –0.3
Consumer durables 85.3 0.4 1.6 3.3
Consumer non-durables 104.2 1.9 –1.5 –0.1
  • (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 strongly in the manufacture of transport equipment (+6.5%)…

Output increased dramatically in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+9.9%). It also increased in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+2.9%).

…and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+3.6%)

The rise in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+3.6%) was attributable to a rebound from oils and the rise of drinks due to the temperature increase in August.

Output also rose in the « other manufacturing » (+1.0%)

Output increased in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (+3.9%), in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (+1.9%), in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of record media (+1.5%) and in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+0.6%). On the other hand, output went down in the other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment (-1.5%) and in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (-1.3%).

On the contrary, output decreased moderatly in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, machine equipment (-0.7%)

Output went down in the manufacture of electrical equipment (-1.4%) and in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (-0.9%). It was stable in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. .

Revisions: +0.11 in July

Tableau 3 – Measure of variations’ revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations’ revisions
July / June June / May May / April Q2 2012 / Q1 2012 2011 / 2010
Industry (BE) 0.33 0.11 0.22 0.29 0.02
raw serie 0.01 0.24 0.00 0.10 0.01
SA-WDA coefficient 0.32 –0.13 0.22 0.19 0.01
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.11 0.34 0.11 0.26 0.04
raw serie –0.10 0.24 0.00 0.11 0.02
SA-WDA coefficient 0.21 0.10 0.11 0.15 0.02
  • Note of reading : in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA evolution between June and July is revised by 0.11 point : -0.10 is due to the raw serie's revision and 0.21 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS
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