In January 2016, manufacturing output increased markedly (+0.8%)Industrial production index - January 2016

In January 2016, output increased markedly in the manufacturing industry (+0.8% after 0.0% in December 2015). It bounced back significantly in the industry as a whole (+1.3% after -0.6% in December).

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Paru le : 10/03/2016
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Please note: all the series are seasonally (SA) and working-day adjusted (WDA).

The models used to calculate the SA and WDA series, as well as the weights, have been updated for this publication of the industrial production indices of January 2016.

In January 2016, output increased markedly in the manufacturing industry (+0.8% after 0.0% in December 2015). It bounced back significantly in the industry as a whole (+1.3% after −0.6% in December).

Manufacturing output rose over the last three months (+0.5%)

Output rose over the last three months (+0.5% q-o-q) in the manufacturing industry, whereas it diminished slightly in the whole industry (–0.3%).

Output grew sharply in other manufacturing (+1.9%). Conversely, it fell steeply in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (−5.0 %), as well as in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (−2.6%). It weakened in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−0.9%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (−0.4%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−0.8%).

Over the year, manufacturing output increased sharply (+2.6%)

Manufacturing output of the last three months increased sharply compared to the same months of the previous year (+2.6%, y-o-y). For that same period, overall industrial output also grew markedly (+1.9% y-o-y).

Manufacturing output soared in other manufacturing (+3.0%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.7%), and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (+2.3%). It rose more moderately in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.0%). Conversely, it went down in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−0.7%) and it declined sharply in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (−2.8%)

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) Jan. / Dec. Dec. / Nov. Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 1.3 –0.6 –0.3 1.9
CZ: Manufacturing 0.8 0.0 0.5 2.6
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 0.9 –1.5 –0.9 1.0
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 2.6 –4.4 –0.8 –0.7
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –0.8 –0.4 –2.6 2.3
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 7.5 –2.6 –0.4 3.7
(C5): Other manufacturing –0.2 1.1 1.9 3.0
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 4.9 –4.4 –5.0 –2.8
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 7.3 –3.1 2.8 0.3
  • (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" aggregated classification based on the French classification of activities 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] Jan. 2016 Jan. / Dec. Dec. / Nov. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 102.9 1.3 –0.6 –0.3
CZ: Manufacturing 104.2 0.8 0.0 0.5
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 102.3 0.9 –1.5 –0.9
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 88.1 2.6 –4.4 –0.8
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 100.4 –0.8 –0.4 –2.6
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 103.2 –4.4 –3.3 –2.3
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 87.3 2.1 –1.4 –1.8
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 105.2 1.6 3.3 –3.4
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 114.3 7.5 –2.6 –0.4
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 99.1 3.3 –3.1 –0.9
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 129.5 11.0 –2.1 0.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 103.9 –0.2 1.1 1.9
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 96.2 –2.2 –3.4 0.5
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 88.3 0.5 –0.3 0.5
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 118.3 0.1 0.7 3.2
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 117.7 –3.2 5.6 7.6
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 98.8 2.9 –1.4 1.5
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 97.3 0.8 0.5 0.9
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 106.5 –1.3 2.5 0.3
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 94.7 4.9 –4.4 –5.0
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 93.2 –0.1 –1.5 1.2
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 93.5 6.4 –5.6 –5.8
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 105.8 –1.8 1.9 –3.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 91.6 7.3 –3.1 2.8
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 107.0 2.1 0.5 –0.9
Intermediate goods 99.6 0.0 0.0 1.3
Consumer durables 102.2 –2.0 –5.3 –1.6
Consumer non-durables 107.0 0.4 –0.1 1.5
Energy 94.1 5.2 –4.6 –5.1
  • (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 January 2016, output surged in the manufacture of transport equipment (+7.5% after −2.6%)

Output picked up sharply in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+11.0% after −2.1%) and in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+3.3% after −3.1%).

Output soared in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (+4.9% after −4.4%)

Output recovered markedly in January in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (+6.4% after −5.6%), in the aftermath of a drop in December, due to exceptionally mild temperatures in December.

Output increased in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.9% after −1.5%)

Output rallied in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.9%), in particular in the manufacture of other food products.

Output went up in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+2.6% after −4.4%).

Output rebounded in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+2.6% after –4.4% in December).

Output continued to decline in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (−0.8% after −0.4%)

Output fell sharply again in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (−4.4% after −3.3%). Conversely, it expanded in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+1.6%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+2.1%).

Output decreased slightly in other manufacturing (−0.2% after +1.1%)

Output fell back in pharmaceuticals (–3.2% after +5.6%) and in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (–1.3% after +2.5%). It declined again in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (−2.2%). Conversely, output recovered in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, etc. (+2.9%), and rose in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (+0.8%).

Revisions in December 2015: new weights and new SA-WDA models

Tableau3a – Measure of variations' revisions

(in point %)
Measure of variations' revisions
Dec. / Nov. Nov. / Oct. Oct. / Sept. Q4 2015 / Q3 2015 2015 / 2014
Industry (BE) 1.04 0.43 –0.32 0.49 0.59
raw serie 0.12 –0.53 –0.94 –1.27 0.38
SA-WDA coefficient 0.92 0.96 0.62 1.76 0.21
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.82 –0.17 0.24 0.61 0.98
raw serie 0.53 0.06 –0.40 –0.90 0.67
SA-WDA coefficient 0.29 –0.23 0.64 1.51 0.31
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation between November 2015 and December 2015 has been revised upwards by +0.82 points. +0.53 points are due to the revision of the raw serie and +0.29 points to the new calculation of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS