In May 2015, the turnover went up in the manufacturing industry (+1.2%)Turnover in industry and construction - May 2015

In May 2015, the turnover increased in the manufacturing industry (+1.2%), after a decrease in April (–0.5%). Exports grew slightly (+0.2%, after +2.5%). In the industry as a whole, the turnover rebounded as well (+1.2%, after –0.7%).

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 May 2015, the turnover increased in the manufacturing industry (+1.2%), after a decrease in April (–0.5%). Exports grew slightly (+0.2%, after +2.5%).

In the industry as a whole, the turnover rebounded as well (+1.2%, after –0.7%).

Rise over the last three months (+0.7%)…

Over the last three months, the turnover went up in the manufacturing industry (+0.7% q-o-q) as well as in the industry as a whole (+0.9%).

The turnover grew sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (+4.0%), mainly in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+5.7%). It also increased, more slightly, in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+0.5%). On the other hand, it declined in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–0.6%). It levelled off in other manufacturing (+0.1%), with a rise in other manufacturing: repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+1.1%) but a fall in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (–0.8%). It stabilized too in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.1%).

…and compared to last year (+0.5%)

The turnover went up over the last three months, compared to the same months of previous year in the manufacturing industry (+0.5% y-o-y) and even more in the industry as a whole (+1.0%).

Over this period, the turnover took off in the manufacture of transport equipment (+8.5%). It also climbed in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+0.7%). Conversely, it crashed in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–15.4%). It went down in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.6%). Il flattened out in other manufacturing (+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** May/ Apr. Apr./ Mar. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 1.2 –0.7 0.9 1.0
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 1.2 –0.5 0.7 0.5
Of which Exports 2731 0.2 2.5 –0.1 2.7
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1647 –0.2 –0.8 0.1 –0.6
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 478 5.6 –4.9 –0.6 –15.4
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 0.8 1.0 0.5 0.7
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1428 3.8 –0.5 4.0 8.5
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 0.4 –0.3 0.1 0.1
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1627 1.5 –1.7 1.8 3.7
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 0.8 0.2 –1.5 –3.2
  • ** 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

Sharp rebound in transport equipment (+3.8%)

The turnover in the manufacture of transport equipment recovered sharply in May (+3.8%), after a fall for two months in a row. It climbed substantially in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+4.9%) and patently in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+2.0%). Exports grew once more (+0.6%), but much less than the previous month (+14.6%).

Considerable rebound in coke and refined petroleum products (+5.6%)

In May, the turnover bounced back considerably in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+5.6%) after a decrease for two months in a row.

Growth in other manufacturing (+0.4%)

In May, the turnover increased in other manufacturing (+0.4%), after a slight fall in April (–0.3%). It grew mainly in other manufacturing: repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+1.0%) and in the manufacture of rubber and plastic products, and other non-metallic mineral products (+0.7%). Conversely, it declined in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (–1.2%).

New rise in equipments (+0.8%)

The turnover dipped again in May in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+0.8%, after +1.0% in April). It went up in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+1.6%), in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+1.0%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+0.3%).

Slight fall in food products and beverages (–0.2%)

The turnover in the manufacture of food products and beverages dropped slightly in May (–0.2%), after a more significant declined in April (–0.8%).

The fall in April 2015 is confirmed

In the manufacturing industry, the decrease of the turnover in April 2015 is confirmed at –0.5%. The decline is confirmed as well in the industry as a whole (–0.7%).

IRtab8 – Indexes of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indexes of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Industries: Weight* May 2015 May/ Apr. Apr./ Mar. q-o-q (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 110.6 1.2 –0.7 0.9
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 110.4 1.2 –0.5 0.7
of which Exports 2731 108.2 0.2 2.5 –0.1
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1647 114.3 –0.2 –0.8 0.1
of which Exports 284 119.5 –0.1 –2.6 0.3
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 478 104.0 5.6 –4.9 –0.6
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 107.1 0.8 1.0 0.5
of which Exports 483 105.5 0.2 –1.5 2.5
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 269 104.9 1.0 4.4 2.2
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 302 101.6 1.6 –2.4 0.9
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 434 112.4 0.3 1.4 –0.6
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1428 121.7 3.8 –0.5 4.0
of which Exports 693 106.4 0.6 14.6 –5.5
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 689 96.8 2.0 –1.2 1.5
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 739 145.4 4.9 –0.1 5.7
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 106.3 0.4 –0.3 0.1
of which Exports 1213 107.5 –0.1 0.4 0.9
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 191 109.8 0.5 0.5 –0.7
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 427 100.9 –0.1 –0.2 –0.3
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 706 106.6 0.6 –0.5 0.1
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 322 101.2 –1.2 –0.4 0.3
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 620 102.0 0.7 –0.5 0.3
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 900 105.6 0.3 –0.4 –0.8
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 649 116.0 1.0 –0.1 1.1
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management 1627 111.7 1.5 –1.7 1.8
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 69 99.3 2.4 0.3 –0.6
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 1216 114.1 1.2 –1.7 2.1
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 342 105.6 1.8 –1.5 1.3
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 102.5 0.8 0.2 –1.5
  • ** 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
Apr./ Mar. Mar./ Feb. Feb./ Jan. Q1 2015/ Q4 2014 2014/ 2013
Industry (BE) 0.00 0.09 0.00 0.09 0.00
raw serie 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. 0.00 0.09 0.00 0.09 0.00
Manufacturing industry (CZ) 0.00 0.09 –0.10 0.15 –0.01
raw serie 0.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. –0.09 0.09 –0.10 0.15 –0.01
  • Footnote: in the manufacturing industry, the SA-WDA evolution is not revised; the raw serie revision (+0.09 point) is balanced by the new calculation of the SA-WDA (–0.09 point).
  • Source: INSEE