In March 2012, new orders in industry were almost stable (-0.1%)Industrial new orders index - March 2012

In March 2012, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) were almost stable (-0.1%) after a slight increase in February (+0.2%). Non-domestic new orders decreased by 1.3%.

In March 2012, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) were almost stable (-0.1%) after a slight increase in February (+0.2%).

Non-domestic new orders decreased by 1.3%.

Over the last quarter, new orders increased in industry (+1.6%)

During the last quarter (q-o-q), new orders increased in the “other manufacturing” sector (+2.0%) and in the car industry (+4.7%). However, new orders decreased in the “electrical and electronic equipment” (-3.0%).

Compared to last year, new orders are higher (+0.7%)

The last three months’ level of new orders is 0.7% higher than a year ago, as well as non-domestic new orders (+0.4%).

Tableau 1 – Industrial new orders variations

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Industrial new orders variations
NA : (A 17), [A 88] Industries : Weight * March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Quarter on quarter change Year on year change (1)
Manufacturing, for new orders (except heavy transport equipment) 931 –0.1 0.2 1.6 0.7
non domestic 477 –1.3 –1.4 1.0 0.4
(C3) Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machinery 212 –3.7 –1.0 –3.0 –6.9
[29] Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 240 2.1 –3.4 4.7 –0.5
(C5) Other manufacturing 479 0.2 1.7 2.0 3.6
  • *: 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