In April 2014, manufacturing output rebounded slightly (+0.3%)Industrial production index - April 2014

In April 2014, manufacturing output rebounded slightly by 0.3%, after a drop in March (–0.4%). Output increased as well in industrial production as a whole (+0.3%, after –0.4% in March 2014).

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Paru le : 10/06/2014
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In April 2014, manufacturing output rebounded slightly by 0.3%, after a drop in March (–0.4%). Output increased as well in industrial production as a whole (+0.3%, after –0.4% in March 2014).

Manufacturing output of the last three months improved by 0.5% in the quarter…

During the last three months (q-o-q), output improved in the manufacturing sector (+0.5%), but declined in industry as a whole (–0.6%) due to a slump in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning.

Output rose in other manufacturing (+0.7%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.6%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.5%) and, in a more sustained pace, in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+4.0%). On the other hand, output declined in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.8%).

… and progressed by 1.1% over the year.

Manufacturing output went up by 1.1% (y-o-y).

Output increased in other manufacturing (+1.2%), and soared in the manufacture of transport equipment (+4.3%). It increased more moderately in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.0%). On the opposite, output plummeted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–8.9%) and diminished in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.7%).

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) April / March March / Feb. Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 0,3 –0,4 –0,6 –1,0
CZ: Manufacturing 0,3 –0,4 0,5 1,1
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –0,7 –0,4 0,5 1,0
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –0,2 –0,1 4,0 –8,9
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –0,4 0,1 –0,8 –0,7
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –0,5 –0,4 0,6 4,3
(C5): Other manufacturing 0,7 –0,4 0,7 1,2
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 0,8 –0,9 –5,3 –9,7
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 0,2 –0,1 –1,0 1,7
  • (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] April 2014 April / March March / Feb. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 98,5 0,3 –0,4 –0,6
CZ: Manufacturing 100,1 0,3 –0,4 0,5
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 99,8 –0,7 –0,4 0,5
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 85,0 –0,2 –0,1 4,0
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 101,3 –0,4 0,1 –0,8
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 103,8 –1,2 –0,1 –0,1
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 96,2 0,5 1,4 –1,2
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 103,0 –0,4 –0,4 –1,0
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 102,3 –0,5 –0,4 0,6
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 89,5 –0,2 –2,3 –1,2
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 116,6 –0,9 1,4 2,1
(C5): Other manufacturing 99,8 0,7 –0,4 0,7
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 102,1 6,4 –0,7 2,1
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 88,4 –1,0 0,7 –0,4
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 108,8 0,2 0,9 –0,6
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 101,0 0,1 0,1 0,4
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 96,8 0,0 –1,4 0,2
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 99,5 0,7 –0,7 2,1
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 102,5 1,9 –0,7 0,4
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 91,9 0,8 –0,9 –5,3
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 94,9 –2,2 –2,0 –0,9
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 87,8 –0,6 –0,7 –6,5
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 118,8 9,5 –2,0 0,1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 96,7 0,2 –0,1 –1,0
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 101,9 0,3 –1,2 0,2
Intermediate goods 98,5 0,3 –0,2 0,2
Consumer durables 100,6 –1,7 2,9 0,8
Consumer non-durables 101,2 0,1 0,3 1,0
Energy 90,9 0,8 –0,8 –5,0
  • (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 April 2014, output went up in other manufacturing (+0.7%)…

The upturn concerned almost all products in other manufacturing. Output went up in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+1.9%). It jumped in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (+6.4%). It also improved in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment products (+0.7%) and very slightly in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (+0.2%). It was stable or almost stable in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+0.1%) and in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products. However, it decreased by 1.0% in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media.

… but declined in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.7%)…

Output weakened by 0.7% in the manufacture of food products and beverages.

… in the manufacture of transport equipment (–0.5%)…

Output dipped in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–0.9%) and, to a lesser extent, in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (–0.2%).

… as well as in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.4%).

Output decreased in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (–1.2%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (–0.4%), whereas it grew in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+0.5%).

Revisions in March

Tableau3a – Measure of variations’ revisions

(in point )
Measure of variations’ revisions
March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Jan. / Dec. Q1 2014 / Q4 2013 2013 / 2012
Industry (BE) 0,30 0,00 –0,20 –0,10 –0,03
raw serie 0,41 0,00 –0,10 0,07 –0,03
SA-WDA coefficient –0,11 0,00 –0,10 –0,17 0,00
Manufacturing (CZ) 0,30 0,00 –0,10 0,03 –0,06
raw serie 0,53 –0,10 –0,11 0,00 –0,06
SA-WDA coefficient –0,23 0,10 0,01 0,03 0,00
  • Note of reading: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA evolution between February 2014 and March 2014 is revised by 0.30 point: 0.53 is due to the raw serie's revision and –0.23 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources: Insee, SSP, SOeS