In September 2015, manufacturing output remained stableIndustrial production index - September 2015

Warnings: Please note: all the series are seasonally (SA) and working-day adjusted (WDA).

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Paru le : 10/11/2015
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Warnings: Please note: all the series are seasonally (SA) and working-day adjusted (WDA).

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 September 2015, output stagnated in the manufacturing industry (0.0% after +2.2% in August), and remained virtually stable in the industry as a whole (+0.1% after +1.7% in August).

Manufacturing output was almost unchanged over the third quarter of 2015 (+0.1%)

Over the third quarter of 2015, output remained virtually stable in the manufacturing sector (+0.1% q-o-q) and increased modestly in the overall industry (+0.4%). Output increased in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+1.5%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+1.9%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.6%), as well as in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+0.6%). Conversely, output decreased in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.9%). It held roughly stable in other manufacturing (–0.1%).

Over the year, manufacturing output increased (+0.6%)

Manufacturing output of the last three months increased compared to the same quarter of 2014 (+0.6% y-o-y); so did overall industrial output (+0.7% y-o-y).

Over the year, output increased moderately in other manufacturing (+0.5%). It rose more substantially in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+1.3%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.3%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.9%). It was virtually flat in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (+0.1%). It went down in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–1.0%).

Graphique1a – Monthly Industrial Production Indices

  • Legend: CZ: Manufacturing - (C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages - (C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment - (C4): Manufacture of transport equipment - (C5): Other manufacturing
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS

Tableau1a – Variation of the Industrial Production

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17) Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 0.1 1.7 0.4 0.7
CZ: Manufacturing 0.0 2.2 0.1 0.6
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –0.2 0.0 0.6 1.3
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 22.4 –0.5 0.6 –1.0
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1.8 0.8 –0.9 0.1
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –1.5 6.8 1.9 0.9
(C5): Other manufacturing –0.7 2.3 –0.1 0.5
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 0.7 –0.9 1.5 1.3
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –1.7 1.1 –0.3 –4.3
  • (1) Last three months / previous three months
  • (2) Last three months / same three months of previous year
  • The codes correspond to the level of aggregation A 10 (A 17) of the "NA" aggregate classification based on NAF rev.2.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS

Tableau2a – Variation of the Industrial Production

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation of the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 ou A64] Sept. 2015 Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 100.2 0.1 1.7 0.4
CZ: Manufacturing 100.8 0.0 2.2 0.1
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 100.8 –0.2 0.0 0.6
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 96.5 22.4 –0.5 0.6
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 99.8 1.8 0.8 –0.9
[CI] Man. of computer. electronic and optical products 111.3 5.7 1.0 –0.5
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 91.0 1.7 1.5 –0.4
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 98.3 –0.6 0.3 –1.4
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 108.6 –1.5 6.8 1.9
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 94.7 –8.1 14.5 2.5
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 124.2 4.9 0.2 1.4
(C5): Other manufacturing 99.7 –0.7 2.3 –0.1
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 97.0 –4.2 8.0 0.9
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 87.9 –1.9 2.4 0.7
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 110.0 –3.1 2.1 2.4
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 110.0 0.3 0.0 –0.8
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 97.1 0.3 2.0 0.0
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 97.2 1.4 1.8 –0.7
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 101.9 –2.3 3.3 –0.8
(DE): Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 97.5 0.7 –0.9 1.5
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 95.8 1.0 –1.0 –1.4
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 95.1 1.2 –1.0 1.8
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 115.3 –1.8 0.1 0.9
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 85.7 –1.7 1.1 –0.3
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 103.0 –0.4 4.0 0.3
Intermediate goods 97.7 0.5 1.0 –0.3
Consumer durables 96.8 –2.3 1.4 –2.4
Consumer non-durables 103.6 –1.3 1.9 0.6
Energy 97.3 2.1 –0.9 1.6
  • (1) n.e.c.: not elsewhere classifiable
  • (2) Main industrial groupings: definition in Commission regulation EC of June 14th 2007
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS

In September 2015, output surged in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+22.4%)

Output increased strongly in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+22.4%), as several refineries went back to full production.

Output went up further in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+1.8%)

Output went up sharply in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+5.7% after +1.0% in August), and kept rising in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+1.7% after +1.5% in August). However, it declined slightly in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (–0.6% after +0.3%).

Output improved in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (+0.7%)

Output recovered in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (+1.2% after –1.0% in August).

Conversely, output fell back in other manufacturing (–0.7% after +2.3% in August)

Output dropped in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (–2.3%), in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (–3.1%), as well as in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (–4.2%). Conversely, output went up in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (+1.4%).

Output turned down in the manufacture of transport equipment (–1.5% after +6.8% in August)

Output dipped in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (–8.1% after a jump of +14.5% in August) whereas it rose strongly in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+4.9%).

Output went down slightly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.2%)

Output diminished slightly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.2%), in particular in the manufacture of bakery and farinaceous products.

Revisions in August 2015

Tableau3a – Measure of variations' revisions

(in percentage points)
Measure of variations' revisions
Aug. / July July / June June / May Q2 2015 / Q1 2015 2014 / 2013
Industry (BE) 0.04 0.11 –0.09 –0.05 0.22
raw serie 0.06 0.06 0.13 –0.04 0.20
SA-WDA coefficient –0.02 0.05 –0.22 –0.01 0.02
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.01 –0.01 0.01 –0.02 0.28
raw serie 0.03 0.09 0.09 –0.07 0.25
SA-WDA coefficient –0.02 –0.10 –0.08 0.05 0.03
  • Note of reading: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation between July and August 2015 is revised by +0.01 points, +0.03 is due to the raw serie's revision and –0.02 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA..
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS