In January 2012, new orders in industry increased (+0.7%)Industrial new orders index - January 2012

In January 2012, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) increased by 0.7% after a slight decrease in December (-0.2%). However, non-domestic new orders decreased by 0.6% after a strong increase in December (+2.8%).

In January 2012, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) increased by 0.7% after a slight decrease in December (-0.2%).

However, non-domestic new orders decreased by 0.6% after a strong increase in December (+2.8%).

Over the last quarter, new orders increased in industry (+0.4%)

During the last quarter (q-o-q), new orders strongly increased in the car industry (+3.7%). On the other hand, new orders slightly decreased in the “other manufacturing” sector (-0.2%) and in the “electrical and electronic equipment” (-0.5%).

Compared to last year, new orders are lower (-0.4%)

The last three months’ level of new orders is 0.4% lower than a year ago.

Meanwhile, non-domestic new orders remained higher by 1.8%.

Tableau 1 – Industrial new orders variations

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Industrial new orders variations
NA : (A 17), [A 88] Industries : Weight * Jan. / Dec. Dec. / Nov. Quarter on quarter change Year on year change (1)
Manufacturing, for new orders (except heavy transport equipment) 931 0.7 –0.2 0.4 –0.4
non domestic 477 –0.6 2.8 1.9 1.8
(C3) Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machinery 212 –2.4 –1.2 –0.5 –5.3
[29] Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 240 0.9 8.6 3.7 –9.4
(C5) Other manufacturing 479 1.5 –2.5 –0.2 4.6
  • *: Total Manufacturing for new orders = 1000
  • (1) Last three months / three same months of previous year
  • The codes correspond to the level of aggregation (A 17) and [A 88] of the "NA" aggregate classification based on NAF rev.2.
  • Source: INSEE