In April 2012, manufacturing output decreased (-0.7%)Industrial production index - April 2012

In April 2012, manufacturing output decreased in volume (-0.7%). It had strongly increased in March (+1.4%). Output increased in total industry (+1.5%), supported by electricity and gas consumption linked to relatively low temperatures in April.

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Paru le : 11/06/2012
Prochaine parution le : 08/12/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

In April 2012, manufacturing output decreased in volume (-0.7%). It had strongly increased in March (+1.4%).

Output increased in total industry (+1.5%), supported by electricity and gas consumption linked to relatively low temperatures in April.

During the last quarter, manufacturing output decreased (-0.7%)…

During the last quarter (quarter-on-quarter change), output decreased in the manufacturing sector (-0.7%) and increased in the industry as a whole (+0.4%).

Output decreased in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (-1.5%), in the “other manufacturing” (-0.5%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (-0.2%).

Again, the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (-11.7%) has suffered of closing for maintenance.

…and was lower than its last year’s level by 1.8%

Manufacturing output decreased by 1.8% (y-o-y).

It decreased in the “other manufacturing“ (-2.4%), in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment (-2.1%). The manufacture of transport equipment is almost unchanged (-0.3%). Output strongly decreased in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (-16.2%).

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 %NA : A10, (A17)
Variation of the Industrial Production
April / March March / Feb. Quarter on quarter change Year on year change (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 1.5 –1.0 0.4 –0.6
CZ: MANUFACTURING –0.7 1.4 –0.7 –1.8
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –0.6 0.7 0.4 1.1
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 0.3 3.6 –11.7 –16.2
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –0.2 1.1 –1.5 –2.1
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –2.2 1.0 –0.2 –0.3
(C5): Other manufacturing –0.6 1.9 –0.5 –2.4
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 16.6 –15.0 7.4 7.6
FZ: Construction 2.3 17.1 –5.0 –3.9
  • (1) 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] April 2012 April / March March / Feb. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 93.0 1.5 –1.0 0.4
CZ: MANUFACTURING 91.2 –0.7 1.4 –0.7
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 105.6 –0.6 0.7 0.4
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 66.7 0.3 3.6 –11.7
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 91.3 –0.2 1.1 –1.5
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 96.2 –0.6 1.5 0.7
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 99.3 0.2 2.3 –4.5
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 83.0 –0.4 0.2 –1.5
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 86.3 –2.2 1.0 –0.2
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 67.4 0.3 –2.5 –1.5
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 124.9 –4.7 5.0 1.3
(C5): Other manufacturing 89.8 –0.6 1.9 –0.5
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 58.4 0.7 0.7 –0.2
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 75.7 –1.4 2.1 –0.4
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 115.0 1.1 1.3 1.9
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 110.3 –0.5 –0.4 –0.6
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 84.4 –1.7 5.9 –3.6
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 79.8 –1.1 1.5 –1.1
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 107.2 0.6 0.6 2.2
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 105.3 16.6 –15.0 7.4
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 86.2 0.3 24.0 –9.9
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 106.8 20.7 –19.0 9.5
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 106.6 –2.6 1.6 2.2
FZ: Construction 98.7 2.3 17.1 –5.0
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 91.4 –0.9 0.8 0.4
Intermediate goods 85.9 –0.7 3.6 –1.9
Consumer durables 83.1 0.5 –0.4 –1.5
Consumer non-durables 102.2 –0.7 0.4 0.0
  • (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 strongly decreased in the manufacture of transport equipment (-2.2%)

Output strongly decreased in the manufacture of other transport equipment (-4.7%). However, it moderately increased in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+0.3%).

Output also decreased in the « other manufacturing » (-0.6%)…

Output decreased in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products (-1.7%), in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (-1.1%), in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of record media (-1.4%) and less importantly in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (-0.5%). Meanwhile, it increased in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (+1.1%), in the other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+0.6%) and in the manufacture of textiles. wearing apparel, leather and related products (+0.7%).

…and was almost stable in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, machine equipment (-0.2%)

Output decreased in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (-0.6%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. ( 0.4%). On the other hand, output slightly increased in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+0.2%).

By contrast, output strongly soared in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management

Output soared in the electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply by 20.7%, due to climate’s harshness in April, following a very mild weather in March.

Revisions: null in March

Tableau 3 – Measure of variations’ revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations’ revisions
March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Jan. / Dec. Q1 2012 / Q4 2011 2011 / 2010
Industry (BE) –0.11 0.00 0.00 –0.14 –0.06
raw serie –0.10 0.11 0.00 –0.03 –0.04
SA-WDA coefficient –0.01 –0.11 0.00 –0.11 –0.02
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.00 0.00 –0.11 –0.22 –0.04
raw serie 0.13 0.00 0.00 –0.04 –0.04
SA-WDA coefficient –0.13 0.00 –0.11 –0.18 0.00
  • Note : in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA evolution between February and March is revised by 0.00 point : 0.13 is due to the raw serie's revision and -0.13 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS
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