In September 2014, the turnover went up in the manufacturing industry (+0.6%)Turnover in industry and construction - September 2014

In September 2014, the turnover grew in the manufacturing industry (+0.6%) after a stability in August (+0.1%). Exports bounced back (+2.0%). In the industry as a whole, the turnover increased more slightly than the previous months (+0.3% 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 September 2014, the turnover grew in the manufacturing industry (+0.6%) after a stability in August (+0.1%). Exports bounced back (+2.0%).

In the industry as a whole, the turnover increased more slightly than the previous months (+0.3% after +0.5%).

Stability over the last three months (–0.1%)

Over the last quarter (q-o-q), the turnover flattened out in the manufacturing industry (–0.1%) as well as in the industry as a whole (–0.1%).

The turnover rose in other manufacturing (+0.7%), particularly in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (+1.4%) and in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (+1.1%). It also went up in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+0.6%). On the other hand, it fell in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.0%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (–1.2%) owed to a sharp decline in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–2.4%). It decreased too in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–0.8%).

Decline compared to last year (–0.7%)

The turnover in the manufacturing industry went down in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter of 2013 (–0.7%).

Over this period, the turnover plunged in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–5.8%). It decreased in other industries (–0.5%) and in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.7%). It fell slightly in the manufacture of transport equipment (–0.2%). 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** Sep./ Aug. Aug./ July q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 0.3 0.5 –0.1 –0.8
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 0.6 0.1 –0.1 –0.7
Of which Exports 2731 2.0 –0.7 0.6 0.0
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1647 1.0 0.2 –1.0 –0.1
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 478 –0.6 4.4 –0.8 –5.8
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 –0.8 –0.1 0.6 –0.7
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1428 5.4 –3.4 –1.2 –0.2
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 –0.6 0.9 0.7 –0.5
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1627 –1.6 2.2 –0.1 –0.9
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 3.0 0.0 0.8 2.2
  • ** 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

Rebound in transport equipment (+5.4%)

In September, the turnover bounced back sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (+5.4%) after a significant fall for two months in a row. It recovered dramatically in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+11.5%), whereas it dropped in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (–2.8%).

Rise in food products and beverages (+1.0%)

In September, the turnover grew for the second month in a row in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.0%, after +0.2% in August).

Decline in other industries (–0.6%)

In September, the turnover went down in other industries (–0.6%) after a rise in August (+0.9%). It dropped mainly in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (–1.6%), in the manufacture of wood and paper products (–1.7%), in other manufacturing: repair and installation… (–0.8%) and in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (–1.5%).

Drop in equipments (–0.8%)

In September, the turnover declined in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.8%) after an almost stability in August (–0.1%). It dropped in the manufacture of electrical equipment (–2.5%) and in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (–0.6%). It flattened out in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (–0.1%)

Fall in coke and refined petroleum products (–0.6%)

The turnover in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products decreased in September (–0.6%) after a sharp rise in August.

Revisions: –0.1 point in August in the manufacturing industry

In the manufacturing industry, the change of the turnover in August is revised slightly downwards: it fell at +0.1% instead of +0.2% published previously.

IRtab8 – Indexes of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indexes of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Industries: Weight* Sep. 2014 Sep./ Aug. Aug./ July q-o-q (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 109.1 0.3 0.5 –0.1
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 109.4 0.6 0.1 –0.1
of which Exports 2731 106.8 2.0 –0.7 0.6
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1647 115.5 1.0 0.2 –1.0
of which Exports 284 122.1 1.3 0.4 0.5
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 478 120.1 –0.6 4.4 –0.8
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 105.2 –0.8 –0.1 0.6
of which Exports 483 103.6 1.8 –3.2 0.4
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 269 100.2 –0.6 1.4 0.6
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 302 99.4 –2.5 0.2 1.8
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 434 112.3 –0.1 –1.1 0.0
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1428 111.2 5.4 –3.4 –1.2
of which Exports 693 98.4 4.6 –0.2 –2.4
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 689 92.1 –2.8 6.0 0.5
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 739 128.9 11.5 –9.3 –2.4
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 106.0 –0.6 0.9 0.7
of which Exports 1213 106.6 –0.6 –0.2 1.7
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 191 108.8 –0.6 0.8 –0.7
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 427 101.6 –1.7 1.8 1.1
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 706 108.5 0.6 0.5 1.4
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 322 99.8 –1.5 0.4 0.9
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 620 101.5 –1.6 0.8 –0.8
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 900 106.0 –0.1 0.7 1.1
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 649 112.6 –0.8 1.6 0.7
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management 1627 107.4 –1.6 2.2 –0.1
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 69 103.8 1.0 –1.0 –1.6
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 1216 107.9 –1.7 2.6 –0.9
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 342 106.2 –1.9 1.2 2.8
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 110.8 3.0 0.0 0.8
  • ** 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
Aug./ July July/ June June/ May Q2 2014/ Q1 2014 2013/ 2012
Industry (BE) 0.00 0.00 –0.19 –0.06 0.02
raw serie 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. 0.00 0.00 –0.19 –0.06 0.02
Manufacturing industry (CZ) –0.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
raw serie 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. –0.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA evolution between July and August 2014 is revised by –0.09 point, due to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Source: INSEE