In April 2015, the turnover declined in the manufacturing industry (–0.5%)Turnover in industry and construction - April 2015

In April 2015, the turnover went down in the manufacturing industry (–0.5%), after a stability in March (–0.1%). However, exports rallied considerably (+2.5%, after –5.2% in March). In the industry as a whole, the turnover shrunk as well (–0.7%, after +0.5%).

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 April 2015, the turnover went down in the manufacturing industry (–0.5%), after a stability in March (–0.1%). However, exports rallied considerably (+2.5%, after –5.2% in March).

In the industry as a whole, the turnover shrunk as well (–0.7%, after +0.5%).

Rise over the last three months (+0.6%)

Over the last three months, the turnover went up in the manufacturing industry (+0.6% q-o-q) as well as in the industry as a whole (+0.7%).

The turnover grew dramatically in the manufacture of transport equipment (+5.2%), mainly in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+7.3%). It also increased in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.6%). On the other hand, it decreased sharply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–4.9%). It levelled off in the electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment (–0.1%) and in other manufacturing (–0.1%), particularly with a rise in the other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+1.3%) and a fall in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (–0.5%).

Fall compared to last year (–0.6%)

The turnover in the manufacturing industry went down over the last three months, compared to the same months of previous year (–0.6% y-o-y). It stabilized in the industry as a whole (–0.1%), owed to the dynamism of the mining and quarrying; energy, etc (+1.9%).

Over this period, the turnover plummeted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–17.8%). It declined in other manufacturing (–1.2%) and in the electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment (–1.3%) and more moderatly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.4%).

Conversely, it rose sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (+8.0%).

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** Apr./ Mar. Mar./ Feb. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 –0.7 0.5 0.7 –0.1
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 –0.5 –0.1 0.6 –0.6
Of which Exports 2731 2.5 –5.2 2.2 3.2
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1647 –0.9 0.3 0.6 –0.4
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 478 –4.2 –1.0 –4.9 –17.8
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 0.9 0.0 –0.1 –1.3
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1428 –0.6 –1.3 5.2 8.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 –0.3 0.4 –0.1 –1.2
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1627 –1.7 3.3 0.7 1.9
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 0.2 –1.9 –1.1 –3.8
  • ** 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 coke and refined petroleum products (–4.2%)

In April, the turnover fell sharply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–4.2%) after a milder decrease in March (–1.0%).

Decrease in food products and beverages (–0.9%)

The turnover went down in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.9%) after a rise for two months in a row.

Slight fall in other manufacturing (–0.3%)

In April, the turnover declined slightly in other manufacturing (–0.3%), after a growth in March (+0.4%).

New downturn in transport equipment (–0.6%)

The turnover dropped again in April in the manufacture of transport equipment (–0.6%, after –1.3% in March), in spite of a sharp rebound in exports (+14.4%, after –24.2% in March). It dipped in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (–1.4%) whereas it held steady in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–0.1%).

Rise in equipments

The turnover in the electrical and electronic equipment and machine equipment climbed in April (+0.9%) after a stability in March.

Sharp fall in mining and quarrying (–1.7%)

In April, the turnover dropped sharply in mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management (–1.7%), after a considerable rise in March (+3.3%). It plunged mainly in the electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (–1.8%, after +3.5% in March).

Revisions: –0.1 point in March 2015 in the manufacturing industry

In the manufacturing industry, the variation of the turnover in March 2015 is downwarded, at –0.1% instead of 0.0% published previously. The variation in the industry as a whole is not revised (+0.5%).

IRtab8 – Indexes of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indexes of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Industries: Weight* Apr. 2015 Apr./ Mar. Mar./ Feb. q-o-q (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 109.1 –0.7 0.5 0.7
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 108.9 –0.5 –0.1 0.6
of which Exports 2731 107.9 2.5 –5.2 2.2
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1647 114.6 –0.9 0.3 0.6
of which Exports 284 119.8 –2.4 2.1 –0.3
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 478 98.0 –4.2 –1.0 –4.9
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 105.9 0.9 0.0 –0.1
of which Exports 483 105.0 –1.7 3.0 2.4
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 269 103.2 4.1 –1.0 0.2
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 302 99.6 –2.6 1.2 0.7
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 434 112.0 1.4 –0.4 –0.6
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1428 116.7 –0.6 –1.3 5.2
of which Exports 693 105.4 14.4 –24.2 4.4
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 689 94.5 –1.4 1.3 2.0
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 739 138.0 –0.1 –2.9 7.3
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 105.8 –0.3 0.4 –0.1
of which Exports 1213 107.5 0.3 0.5 0.9
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 191 109.0 0.5 0.5 –2.1
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 427 101.0 –0.2 0.3 –0.4
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 706 106.0 –0.5 0.5 –0.5
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 322 102.6 –0.3 1.6 1.5
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 620 101.0 –0.8 1.4 –0.6
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 900 105.2 –0.5 –0.4 –0.5
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 649 114.5 –0.2 0.1 1.3
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management 1627 109.8 –1.7 3.3 0.7
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 69 96.6 0.2 0.2 –2.3
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 1216 112.3 –1.8 3.5 1.4
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 342 103.4 –1.5 2.7 –1.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 101.5 0.2 –1.9 –1.1
  • ** 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
Mar./ Feb. Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. Q1 2015/ Q4 2014 2014/ 2013
Industry (BE) 0.00 0.09 –0.09 –0.06 0.01
raw serie 0.19 0.00 0.00 0.06 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. –0.19 0.09 –0.09 –0.12 0.01
Manufacturing industry (CZ) –0.09 0.10 –0.18 –0.18 0.00
raw serie 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. –0.19 0.10 –0.18 –0.21 0.00
  • Foot note: in the manufacturing industry, the SA-WDA evolution between February and March 2015 is revised by –0.09 point: +0.10 point is due to the raw serie's revision and –0.19 point to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Source: INSEE