In September 2012, manufacturing output decreased strongly (-3.2%)Industrial production index - September 2012

In September 2012, manufacturing output decreased strongly in volume (-3.2%). It rose in August (+2.1%). Output decreased in industry as a whole (-2.7%).

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Paru le : 09/11/2012
Prochaine parution le : 10/10/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In September 2012, manufacturing output decreased strongly in volume (-3.2%). It rose in August (+2.1%).

Output decreased in industry as a whole (-2.7%).

During the third quarter, manufacturing output improved (+0.9%)…

During the third quarter (q-o-q), output improved in the manufacturing sector by 0.9%, whereas industry as a whole stayed stable.

Output increased in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.2%), in other manufacturing (+0.5%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (+1.2%). Output rose strongly in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+4.9%).

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

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

It decreased in other manufacturing (-2.6%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment (-2.8%). It declined sharply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (-5.3%). To a lesser extent, it also decreased in the manufacture of transport equipment (-0.2%).

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) Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Q-o-Q change Year on year change (1)
BE: INDUSTRY –2.7 1.9 0.0 –2.1
CZ: Manufacturing –3.2 2.1 0.9 –1.9
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –1.6 4.0 –0.2 0.6
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –12.1 2.6 4.9 –5.3
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –1.0 0.4 1.2 –2.8
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –11.3 7.7 3.2 –0,2
(C5): Other manufacturing –2.0 1.1 0.5 –2.6
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 0.6 0.0 –6.0 –3.7
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –0.5 0.4 0.9 –1.1
  • (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] Sept. 2012 Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 89.4 –2.7 1.9 0.0
CZ: Manufacturing 88.7 –3.2 2.1 0.9
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 107.0 –1.6 4.0 –0.2
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 63.4 –12.1 –2.6 4.9
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 87.9 –1.0 –0.4 1.2
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 87.5 –3.1 –1.0 0.3
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 98.2 1.8 –0.5 2.2
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 82.3 –1.2 0.1 1.4
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 81.0 –11.3 7.7 3.2
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 61.5 –16.2 12.7 4.3
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 120.7 –5.5 2.3 2.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 87.3 –2.0 1.1 0.5
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 56.6 –4.6 1.0 –0.1
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 73.4 –2.9 2.2 –0.7
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 110.5 1.9 –2.7 –2.3
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 114.3 0.6 0.5 0.9
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 80.9 –3.0 3.7 0.2
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 77.8 –4.1 2.4 0.5
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 101.6 –1.2 –1.0 3.1
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 94.1 0.6 0.0 –6.0
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 81.6 –8.1 –2.0 0.4
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 93.4 1.9 –0.1 –7.5
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 109.9 –3.0 2.0 2.4
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 95.4 –0.5 0.4 0.9
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 86.7 –5.9 2.9 2.6
Intermediate goods 82.9 –2.7 2.0 0.0
Consumer durables 82.7 –1.7 –0.5 1.7
Consumer non-durables 103.3 –0.5 1.7 –0.2
  • (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 decreased sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (-11.3%)

Output decreased sharply in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (-16.2%). It also decreased in the manufacture of other transport equipment (-5.5%).

Output decreased in “other manufacturing” (-2.0%)…

Output went down in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (-4.1%), in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (-3.0%), in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of record media (-2.9%), in other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment (-1.2%) and in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (-4.6%).

… and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (-1.6%)

Output went down in the manufacture of food products and beverages by 1.6%, due to a fall of oil production and a decrease of beverages production, after the heatwave observed in August.

Output fall in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (-12.1%)

Output fall in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (-12.1%), because of maintenance operations in a refinery.

It decreased moderately in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, machine equipment (-1.0%)

Output went down in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (-3.1%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (-1.2%). On the contrary, output increased in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+1.8%).

Revisions: +0.35 in August

Tableau 3 – Measure of variations’ revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations’ revisions
Aug. / July July / June June / May Q2 2012 / Q1 2012 2011 / 2010
Industry (BE) 0.34 –0.33 0.11 –0.11 –0.18
raw serie 0.17 –0.01 –0.11 0.09 –0.21
SA-WDA coefficient 0.17 –0.32 0.22 –0.20 0.03
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.35 –0.22 0.00 0.00 –0.24
raw serie 0.27 –0.01 0.03 0.07 –0.24
SA-WDA coefficient 0.08 –0.21 –0.03 –0.07 0.00
  • Note of reading : in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA evolution between July and August is revised by 0.35 point : 0.27 is due to the raw serie's revision and 0.08 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS
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