In September 2012, new orders in industry decreased (-1.1%)Industrial new orders index - September 2012

In September 2012, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) decreased by 0.8%. They had increased in August (+0.8%). Non-domestic new orders declined moderatly (-0.3%).

Warning : “New orders received in industry – December 2012” will be the last issue of new orders index in industry.

New orders index has been issued since 2003 to meet a new European requirement. Eurostat intended to build a leading indicator of industrial production in the European Union. As the index obtained had not achieved its aim, Eurostat removed the requirement in 2012.

In order to cut the administrative burden on business, INSEE decided to no longer investigate new orders received monthly. Monthly business surveys will continue to provide qualitative information on the state of order levels in industry.

In September 2012, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) decreased by 0.8%. They had increased in August (+0.8%).

Non-domestic new orders declined moderatly (-0.3%).

During the last quarter, new orders decreased in industry (-2.2%)

During the last quarter (q-o-q), new orders went down in the “other manufacturing” sector (-2.1%), in the “electrical and electronic equipment” sector (-3.0%), and in the “manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers “ sector (-1.7%).

Compared to last year, new orders went down (-1.1%)

The level of new orders during the last quarter fell by 1.1% compared to last year. New orders fell dramatically in the “electrical and electronic equipment” sector (-10.6%) and decreased slightly in the “other manufacturing” sector (-0.2%). In the contrary, new orders soared in the “manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers “ sector (+5.5%). The level of non-domestic new orders rose significantly (+2.6%).

Tableau 1 – Industrial new orders variations

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Industrial new orders variations
NA : (A 17), [A 88] Industries : Weight * Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Quarter on quarter change Year on year change (1)
Manufacturing, for new orders (except heavy transport equipment) 931 –1.1 0.8 –2.2 –1.1
non domestic 477 –0.3 –0.1 –0.8 2.6
(C3) Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machinery 212 –1.9 –1.0 –3.0 –10.6
[29] Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 240 –1.5 0.5 –1.7 5.5
(C5) Other manufacturing 479 –0.7 1.5 –2.1 –0.2
  • *: 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