In July 2015, the turnover declined in the manufacturing industry (–0.4%)Turnover in industry and construction - July 2015

In July 2015, the turnover went down in the manufacturing industry (–0.4%), after a slight rise in June (+0.2%). Exports fell more sharply (–2.3%). In the industry as a whole, the turnover declined as well (–0.5%), after a rise for two months in a row.

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No 242
Paru le : 30/09/2015
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 12:00 - July 2017

Every index in this issue is in value (tax excluded), seasonally and working day adjusted. The commentary shows variations of subsections by decreasing contribution. The contribution of a subsection depends on the extent of the change and on its weight.

In July 2015, the turnover went down in the manufacturing industry (–0.4%), after a slight rise in June (+0.2%). Exports fell more sharply (–2.3%).

In the industry as a whole, the turnover declined as well (–0.5%), after a rise for two months in a row.

Rise over the last three months (+0.8%)

Over the last three months, the turnover went up in the manufacturing industry (+0.8% q-o-q) as well as in the industry as a whole (+0.9%).

The turnover grew sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.5%), mainly in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+3.0%). It also increased substantially in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+1.2%), particularly in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+3.1%). The rise was slighter in other manufacturing (+0.3%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.3%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+0.2%).

Increase compared to last year (+1.4%)

In the manufacturing industry the turnover went up by +1.4% over the last three months, compared to the same three months of previous year.

Over this period, the turnover rocketed in the manufacture of transport equipment (+10.0%). It also grew, more moderately, in other manufacturing (+0.7%) and in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+1.7%). On the other hand, it plunged in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–14.0%). It levelled off in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.1%).

IRgraph3 – Turnover in manufacturing industry

  • Source: INSEE

IRGraph4 – Turnover in manufacturing industry by sector

  • Source: INSEE

IRtab5 – Variation of the turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA value, Base year 2010
Variation of the turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
NA: A 10, (A 17) Weight** July/ June June/ May q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 –0.5 0.4 0.9 1.7
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 –0.4 0.2 0.8 1.4
Of which Exports 2731 –2.3 2.9 1.1 4.1
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1647 1.0 0.8 0.3 0.1
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 478 –1.4 –1.4 0.2 –14.0
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 0.3 –0.5 1.2 1.7
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1428 –4.0 1.8 2.5 10.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 0.4 –0.3 0.3 0.7
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1627 –1.7 1.3 1.5 3.5
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 –0.6 0.0 0.3 –0.9
  • ** 10000=B...E and F
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / same three months of previous year
  • The codes correspond to different levels of aggregation of the NACE classification.
  • Source: INSEE

Sharp decline in transport equipment (–4.0%)

The turnover in the manufacture of transport equipment fell sharply in July (–4.0%, after +1.8% in June). It shrunk significantly in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (–7.4%, after +3.6%) and, less considerably, in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–1.6%). Exports plummeted (–12.1%).

New decrease in coke and refined petroleum products (–1.4%)

The turnover went down in July in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–1.4%, as in June).

Rise in food products and beverages (+1.0%)

In July, the turnover grew in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.0%) for the second month in a row (+0.8% in June).

Slight growth in other manufacturing (+0.4%)

In July, the turnover rose slightly in other manufacturing (+0.4%) after a slight fall in June (–0.3%). It rebounded in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (+1.7% after –0.4%) and in the manufacture of rubber and plastic products, and other non-metallic mineral products (+1.6%, after –0.8%), but it fell in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (–1.0%).

Slight rebound in equipments (+0.3%)

The turnover in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment improved slightly in July (+0.3%), after a fall in June (–0.5%). It rebounded in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+1.9%, after –1.0%). Conversely, it went down in the manufacture of electrical equipments (–1.5%) and in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (–0.6%).

Revisions: +0.1 points in June in the manufacturing industry

In the manufacturing industry, the variation of the turnover in June 2015 is revised upwards at +0.2%, instead of +0.1% published previously. In the industry as a whole, the variation in June 2015 is revised by +0.3 points (+0.4% instead of +0.1%).

IRtab8 – Indexes of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indexes of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Industries: Weight* July 2015 July/ June June/ May q-o-q (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 110.4 –0.5 0.4 0.9
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 110.3 –0.4 0.2 0.8
of which Exports 2731 108.9 –2.3 2.9 1.1
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1647 116.6 1.0 0.8 0.3
of which Exports 284 123.8 –0.2 2.9 1.5
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 478 100.8 –1.4 –1.4 0.2
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 106.9 0.3 –0.5 1.2
of which Exports 483 105.3 0.3 –0.3 –0.1
[CI] Man. of computer. electronic and optical products 269 103.9 –0.6 –0.4 3.1
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 302 99.7 –1.5 0.0 –0.4
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 434 113.7 1.9 –1.0 1.2
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1428 118.9 –4.0 1.8 2.5
of which Exports 693 104.1 –12.1 9.8 2.9
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles. trailers and semi-trailers 689 93.1 –7.4 3.6 1.8
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 739 143.6 –1.6 0.6 3.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 106.4 0.4 –0.3 0.3
of which Exports 1213 110.3 1.9 1.0 1.1
[CB] Man. of textiles. wearing apparel. leather and related products 191 111.3 0.7 0.2 1.8
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 427 101.0 0.4 –0.3 –0.2
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 706 108.2 1.7 –0.4 0.8
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 322 101.3 0.8 –0.6 –1.1
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products. and other non-metallic mineral products 620 103.0 1.6 –0.8 1.0
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products. except machinery and equipment 900 104.7 –1.0 0.3 –0.3
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 649 115.1 0.1 –0.8 0.5
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy. water supply. sewerage. waste management 1627 111.0 –1.7 1.3 1.5
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 69 96.5 –0.1 –2.3 0.7
[DZ] Electricity. gas. steam and air-conditioning supply 1216 114.0 –2.0 2.0 1.8
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage. waste management and remediation 342 103.2 –0.7 –1.0 0.5
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 102.1 –0.6 0.0 0.3
  • ** 10000=B...E and F
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • Source: INSEE

IRtab7 – Measure of variations' revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations' revisions
June/ May May/ Apr. Apr./ Mar. Q2 2015/ Q1 2015 2014/ 2013
Industry (BE) 0.27 0.00 0.00 0.09 0.02
raw serie 0.30 0.00 0.00 0.09 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. –0.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02
Manufacturing industry (CZ) 0.09 0.09 0.00 0.06 –0.01
raw serie 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. –0.01 0.09 0.00 0.03 –0.01
  • Foot note: in the manufacturing industry. the SA-WDA evolution between May and June 2015 is revised by +0.09 points: +0.10 points is due to the raw serie's revision and –0.01 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA coefficients.
  • Source: INSEE