In September 2011, manufacturing output sharply decreased (-1.6%)Industrial production index - September 2011

In September 2011, manufacturing output sharply decreased in volume (-1.6%). It had increased in Au-gust 2011 (+0.6%). In overall industrial production, output decreased as well (-1.7%), as well as in the construction (-5.8%).

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Paru le : 10/11/2011
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In September 2011, manufacturing output sharply decreased in volume (-1.6%). It had increased in August 2011 (+0.6%).

In overall industrial production, output decreased as well (-1.7%), as well as in the construction (-5.8%).

However, in the last three months, manufacturing output increased (+0.5%)…

In the last three months (quarter-on-quarter change), output increased in the manufacturing sector (+0.5%, q o-q) and in the industry as a whole (+0.8%).

Output increased in the electrical, electronic equipment and machine equipment (+2.2%) and was relatively steady in the “other manufacturing” (+0.3%). On the opposite, it decreased in the manufacture of transport equipment (-0.7%).

…and exceeded its last year’s level by 4.2%

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

It strongly increased in the “other manufacturing” (+3.9%), in the electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment (+7.5%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+3.9%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.6%).

On the other hand, output strongly decreased in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products ( 8.6%).

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 by activity (NA)

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production by activity (NA)
NA : A10, (A17) Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Quarter on quarter change Year on year change (1)
BE: INDUSTRY –1,7 0,5 0,8 3,4
CZ: MANUFACTURING –1,6 0,6 0,5 4,2
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 0,0 0,2 0,8 3,9
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –1,3 2,0 –0,9 –8,6
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –3,1 1,9 2,2 7,5
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –0,2 –2,5 –0,7 3,6
(C5): Other manufacturing –1,9 1,1 0,3 3,9
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –2,4 –0,2 2,8 –1,6
FZ: Construction –5,8 2,1 –0,4 0,1
  • (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

In September 2011, output decreased in the « other manufacturing » (-1.9%) …

Output decreased in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products (-3.8%), in the “other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment” ( 2.9%), in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (-1.5%), in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (-2.6%) as well as in the manufacture of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media (-3.1%).

On the opposite, output increased in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (+3.7%) and in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+0.6%).

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. 2011 Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 92,8 –1,7 0,5 0,8
CZ: MANUFACTURING 92,4 –1,6 0,6 0,5
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 105,9 0,0 0,2 0,8
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 74,6 –1,3 2,0 –0,9
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 92,5 –3,1 1,9 2,2
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 93,5 –2,7 –2,4 1,8
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 101,5 –1,9 1,8 0,1
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 86,5 –4,3 5,9 4,0
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 85,1 –0,2 –2,5 –0,7
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 68,0 –7,2 –0,3 –0,9
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 119,9 9,1 –5,3 –0,3
(C5): Other manufacturing 91,6 –1,9 1,1 0,3
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 59,6 3,7 –6,8 –4,8
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 79,1 –3,1 2,0 –0,4
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 109,7 –2,6 0,2 –2,6
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 119,9 0,6 0,6 2,0
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 86,7 –3,8 0,9 –1,7
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 83,2 –1,5 1,7 1,4
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 103,5 –2,9 2,6 3,4
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 95,5 –2,4 –0,2 2,8
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 86,7 –2,9 2,4 0,9
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 95,5 –2,9 –0,6 3,6
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 101,7 2,1 1,7 –2,8
FZ: Construction 88,9 –5,8 2,1 –0,4
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 86,4 –2,8 1,0 1,8
Intermediate goods 84,9 –2,2 0,9 –0,3
Consumer durables 78,4 –3,8 1,7 3,0
Consumer non-durables 105,4 0,6 –0,4 0,3
  • (1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
  • (2) Main industrial groupings : definition in Commission regulation EC of 14 June 2007
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS

… in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, machine equipment (-3.1%) …

Output strongly decreased in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (-4.3%). It also decreased in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (-2.7%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (-1.9%).

… as well as in the manufacture of transport equipment (-0.2%)

Output strongly decreased in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (-7.2%). On the other hand, it soared in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+9.1%).

Revisions : -0.10 point in August

Tableau 3 – Measure of variations’ revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations’ revisions
Aug. / July July / June June / May Q2 2011 / Q1 2011 2010 / 2009
Industry (BE) 0,01 –0,30 –0,12 –0,15 –0,48
raw series 0,24 0,06 –0,43 0,04 –0,48
SA-WDA coefficient –0,23 –0,36 0,31 –0,19 0,00
Manufacturing (CZ) –0,10 –0,30 –0,02 –0,25 –0,56
raw series 0,30 0,05 –0,31 0,06 –0,57
SA-WDA coefficient –0,40 –0,35 0,29 –0,31 0,01
  • Note of reading : in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA evolution between July and August is revised by -0.10 point : 0.30 is due to the raw series’ revision and -0.40 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SOeS

In 2010, the revision of the industrial production is mainly due to the new results given by the 2010 Annual Production Survey.