In March 2013, manufacturing output decreased (-1.0%)Industrial production index - March 2013

In March 2013, manufacturing output decreased ( 1.0%), as well as in industrial production as a whole (-0.9%).

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No 107
Paru le : 07/05/2013
Prochaine parution le : 10/10/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In March 2013, manufacturing output decreased ( 1.0%), as well as in industrial production as a whole (-0.9%).

During the last quarter, manufacturing output decreased (-0.9%)…

During the last quarter (q-o-q), output decreased in the manufacturing sector (-0.9%), as well as industry as a whole (-0.4%).

Output declined in other manufacturing (-0.6%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (-2.4%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (-2.1%) as well as in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (-0.7%). On the contrary, output increased in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+7.9%).

…and was lower than its last year’s level by 4.2%.

Manufacturing output fell by 4.2% (y-o-y).

Output went down sharply in other manufacturing (-3.8%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (-9.8%), in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment (-3.6%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (-2.6%). On the opposite, manufacturing output bounced by 4.8% in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products.

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

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17) March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Q-o-Q change Year on year change (1)
BE: INDUSTRY –0,9 0,8 –0,4 –3,2
CZ: Manufacturing –1,0 0,8 –0,9 –4,2
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –1,0 –0,3 –2,1 –2,6
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –3,2 16,6 7,9 4,8
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 0,5 0,4 –0,7 –3,6
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –0,1 3,7 –2,4 –9,8
(C5): Other manufacturing –1,6 0,3 –0,6 –3,8
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –0,3 0,8 1,5 1,7
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –0,7 2,0 –3,8 –2,9
  • (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

Tableau 2 – Variation of the Industrial Production

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 ou A64] March 2013 March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 97,2 –0,9 0,8 –0,4
CZ: Manufacturing 97,0 –1,0 0,8 –0,9
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 98,7 –1,0 –0,3 –2,1
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 92,9 –3,2 16,6 7,9
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 102,1 0,5 0,4 –0,7
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 105,4 3,2 0,1 5,3
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 98,0 0,3 2,5 –1,5
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 102,7 –0,9 –0,8 –3,4
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 93,2 –0,1 3,7 –2,4
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 84,1 4,0 2,7 –4,0
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 103,5 –3,6 4,7 –0,9
(C5): Other manufacturing 96,1 –1,6 0,3 –0,6
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 93,0 –2,0 –2,8 –6,3
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 90,4 –1,5 0,2 0,6
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 106,2 –1,5 –0,6 –0,4
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 100,8 0,1 0,3 0,6
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 93,0 –1,1 1,1 –0,7
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 94,5 –2,2 1,7 –0,6
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 97,0 –2,0 –1,2 –0,8
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 98,2 –0,3 0,8 1,5
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 92,5 –1,5 0,3 –5,2
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 98,1 –0,1 0,8 2,0
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 101,1 –1,0 0,4 0,7
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 94,7 –0,7 2,0 –3,8
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 97,2 –0,6 0,3 –1,7
Intermediate goods 94,9 –1,5 1,2 –0,6
Consumer durables 102,8 –1,1 1,8 1,1
Consumer non-durables 99,9 –0,8 –0,4 –1,1
  • (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 decreased in “other manufacturing” ( 1.6%)…

Output went down in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (-2.2%), in other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment (-2.0%), in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (-1.5%), in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products and other non-metallic mineral products (-1.1%), in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media (-1.5%) as well as in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (-2.0%).

… and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (-1.0%)…

Output declined in the manufacture of food products and beverages (-1.0%), because of a decrease in dairy produces and beverages.

Output was almost steady in the manufacture of transport equipment (-0.1%)…

Output dropped in the manufacture of other transport equipment (-3.6%) and increased in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+4.0%).

…and improved in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, machine equipment (+0.5%).

Output increased by 3.2% in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical product and to a lesser extent in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+0.3%). Output diminished in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (-0.9%).

Revisions in February

Tableau 3 – Measure of variations’ revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations’ revisions
Feb. / Jan. Jan. / Dec. Dec. / Nov. Q4 2012 / Q3 2012 2012 / 2011
Industry (BE) 0,10 –0,20 –0,10 –0,13 0,41
raw serie 0,20 –0,22 –0,35 –0,20 0,42
SA-WDA coefficient –0,10 0,02 0,25 0,07 –0,01
Manufacturing (CZ) 0,00 –0,20 –0,11 –0,22 0,52
raw serie 0,11 –0,24 –0,32 –0,25 0,53
SA-WDA coefficient –0,11 0,04 0,21 0,03 –0,01
  • Note of reading : in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA evolution between January 2013 and February 2013 remains unchanged : the raw serie's revision is offset by the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS
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