In December 2012, new orders in industry were almost steady (-0.2%)Industrial new orders index - December 2012

Warning : This issue of new orders index in industry is the last one. In December 2012, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) were almost steady (-0.2%). They were already steady in November. Non-domestic new orders declined (-3.5%).

Warning : This issue of new orders index in industry is the last one.

New orders index has been issued since 2003 to reply 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 lighten the administrative burden on business, INSEE decided to no longer investigate new orders received monthly. Monthly business surveys will continue to provide qualitative information of the situation of order levels in industry.

In December 2012, new orders received in industry (except heavy transport equipment) were almost steady (-0.2%). They were already steady in November.

Non-domestic new orders declined (-3.5%).

During the last quarter, new orders improved in industry (+1.4%)

During the last quarter (q-o-q), new orders went up in the other manufacturing (+1.2%), in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+2.0%) and in the electrical and electronic equipment (+1.7%).

Compared to last year, new orders went up (+1.3%)

The level of new orders during the last quarter of 2012 increased by 1.3% compared to last year. New orders went up in the other manufacturing (+2.3%) and soared in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+6.7%). On the other hand, new orders fell considerably in the electrical and electronic equipment (-7.3%).

The level of non-domestic new orders rose (+3.9%).

tab_synt_en – Industrial new orders variations

2005 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Industrial new orders variations
NA : (A 17), [A 88] Industries : Weight * Dec. / Nov. Nov. / Oct. Quarter on quarter change Year on year change (1)
Manufacturing, for new orders (except heavy transport equipment) 931 –0.2 0.0 1.4 1.3
non domestic 477 –3.5 2.6 1.1 3.9
(C3) Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and machinery 212 2.6 –2.2 1.7 –7.3
[29] Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 240 –4.3 2.5 2.0 6.7
(C5) Other manufacturing 479 0.4 –0.1 1.2 2.3
  • *: 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