In December 2015, the turnover fell back in the manufacturing industry (–1.1%)Turnover in industry and construction - December 2015

In December 2015, the turnover fell back in the manufacturing industry (–1.1%, after +1.3% in November). Exports declined too (–0.6%, after +1.4%).

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In December 2015, the turnover fell back in the manufacturing industry (–1.1%, after +1.3% in November). Exports declined too (–0.6%, after +1.4%).

In the industry as a whole, the turnover decreased as well (–1.0%, after +1.1%).

Decline over the fourth quarter (−0.4%)

Over the fourth quarter of 2015, the turnover went down by 0.4%, compared to the third quarter, both in the manufacturing industry and in the industry as a whole.

The turnover dropped considerably in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−5.2%). It fell, to a lesser extent, in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−1.1%), in the mining and quarrying; energy; water supply (–0.7%) and in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (−0.4%). On the contrary, the turnover grew in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.9%). It remained virtually stable in other manufacturing (+0.1%).

Slight rise over the year (+0.2%)

In the manufacturing industry, the turnover went up slightly over the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to the fourth quarter of 2014 (+0.2%, y-o-y). It climbed more substantially in the industry as a whole (+0.6%) owed to a sharp rise in the mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (+2.2%).

Over this period, the turnover slumped in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−18.3%), due to the fall of producer prices. On the contrary, it improved sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (+6.9%), and more moderately in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+1.3%). It remained virtually stable in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.1%) and it levelled off in other manufacturing.

IRgraph3 – Turnover in manufacturing industry

  • 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** Dec./ Nov. Nov./ Oct. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 –1.0 1.1 –0.4 0.6
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 –1.1 1.3 –0.4 0.2
Of which Exports 2731 –0.6 1.4 –0.7 1.9
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1647 –1.6 1.7 –1.1 –0.1
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 478 –3.4 6.6 –5.2 –18.3
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 0.3 –0.7 –0.4 1.3
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1428 –3.0 2.6 0.9 6.9
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 –0.2 0.6 0.1 0.0
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1627 –0.2 –0.1 –0.7 2.2
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 –1.2 0.7 0.6 –0.6
  • ** 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

IRGraph4 – Turnover in manufacturing industry by sector

  • Source: INSEE

Sharp downturn in transport equipment (–3.0%)

In December 2015, the turnover in the manufacture of transport equipment slipped back sharply (–3.0%, after +2.6% in November), in spite of a new rise in exports (+2.0%, after +3.3%). This decline was owed both to the manufacture of transport equipment (–2.7%) and to the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (–3.4%, following a rise for four months in a row).

Drop in food products and beverages (–1.6%)

The turnover fell back in December in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.6%, after +1.7% in November).

Sharp decline in coke and refined petroleum products (–3.4%)

In December, the turnover dipped considerably in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–3.4%) after a dramatic growth in November (+6.6%).

Slight decrease in other manufacturing (–0.2%)

The turnover fell slightly in December in other manufacturing (–0.2%) after a rise in November (+0.6%). It declined mainly in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (–1.6%), the manufacture of rubber and plastic products (–0.6%), and the manufacture of wood and paper products (–0.8%). On the other hand, it picked up sharply in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+2.8%) and more moderately in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (+0.9%).

Slight rebound in equipments (+0.3%)

The turnover in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment recovered slightly in December (+0.3%, after –0.7% in October). It bounced back in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+1.3%). Conversely, it decreased again in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (−0.7%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (–0.3%).

The rise in November is confirmed at +1.3%

In the manufacturing industry, the rise in November 2015 is confirmed at +1.3%. It has been revised upwards by 0.1 points in the industry as a whole (+1.1% instead of 1.0%).

IRtab8 – Indexes of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indexes of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Industries: Weight* Dec. 2015 Dec./ Nov. Nov./ Oct. q-o-q (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 109.3 –1.0 1.1 –0.4
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8373 109.0 –1.1 1.3 –0.4
of which Exports 2731 108.9 –0.6 1.4 –0.7
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1647 114.2 –1.6 1.7 –1.1
of which Exports 284 123.5 –0.2 1.1 –1.0
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 478 91.7 –3.4 6.6 –5.2
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 1005 106.2 0.3 –0.7 –0.4
of which Exports 483 101.1 –2.3 –1.3 –1.7
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 269 102.8 –0.7 –0.4 –0.4
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 302 99.7 –0.3 –0.6 –0.5
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 434 112.8 1.3 –0.8 –0.4
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1428 119.0 –3.0 2.6 0.9
of which Exports 693 114.3 2.0 3.3 1.6
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 689 98.3 –3.4 2.0 4.0
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 739 138.7 –2.7 3.0 –1.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 3815 106.0 –0.2 0.6 0.1
of which Exports 1213 106.0 –1.9 1.4 –1.8
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 191 110.1 0.5 0.6 0.5
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 427 101.3 –0.8 1.0 0.5
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 706 106.5 0.9 –0.5 –1.2
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 322 103.9 2.8 –0.6 –0.5
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 620 102.5 –0.6 0.8 0.9
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 900 104.1 –1.6 1.5 –0.2
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 649 114.2 –0.3 0.2 0.6
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management 1627 111.1 –0.2 –0.1 –0.7
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 69 99.7 –0.6 2.2 2.8
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 1216 116.1 0.3 –0.1 –0.2
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 342 96.0 –1.7 –0.3 –3.6
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 101.8 –1.2 0.7 0.6
  • ** 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
Nov./ Oct. Oct./ Sep. Sep./ Aug. Q3 2015/ Q2 2015 2014/ 2013
Industry (BE) 0.10 0.00 0.00 –0.03 –0.01
raw serie 0.36 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. –0.26 0.00 0.00 –0.03 –0.01
Manufacturing industry (CZ) 0.00 0.00 0.00 –0.03 –0.01
raw serie 0.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. –0.09 0.00 0.00 –0.03 –0.01
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing industry, the SA-WDA evolution between October and November 2015 is not revised, the raw serie's revision (+0.09 points) is balanced by the new calculation of the SA-WDA (–0.09 points).
  • Source: INSEE