In May 2012, new orders in industry decreased (-1.7%)Industrial new orders index - May 2012

In May 2012, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) decreased (-1.7%), after an increase in April (+1.7%). Non-domestic new orders increased by 1.7%.

In May 2012, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) decreased (-1.7%), after an increase in April (+1.7%).

Non-domestic new orders increased by 1.7%.

Over the last quarter, new orders increased in industry (+1.2%)

During the last quarter (q-o-q), new orders increased in the “other manufacturing” sector (+2.8%) and a more sustained pace in the car industry (+0.8%). However, new orders decreased in the “electrical and electronic equipment” (-3.7%).

Compared to last year, new orders are higher (+3.1%)

The level of new orders during the last three months was 3.1% higher than a year ago, and the level of non-domestic new orders was 5.2% higher.

Tableau 1 – Industrial new orders variations

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Industrial new orders variations
NA : (A 17), [A 88] Industries : Weight * May / April April / March Quarter on quarter change Year on year change (1)
Manufacturing, for new orders (except heavy transport equipment) 931 –1.7 1.7 1.2 3.1
non domestic 477 1.7 3.5 1.3 5.2
(C3) Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machinery 212 –1.0 0.5 –3.7 –5.3
[29] Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 240 –3.1 2.8 0.8 6.1
(C5) Other manufacturing 479 –1.4 1.6 2.8 4.9
  • *: 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