In November 2015, manufacturing output increased (+0.4%)Industrial production index - Novembre 2015

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

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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 November 2015, output recovered in the manufacturing industry (+0.4% after –0.4% in October), whereas it fell back in the industry as a whole (–0.9% after +0.7% in October).

Manufacturing output rose over the last three months (+0.9%)

Over the last three months, output grew in the manufacturing sector (+0.9% q-o-q), and even more in the overall industry (+1.1%), due to a strong growth in mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+1.9%).

Output increased in other manufacturing (+0.7%). It surged in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+17.8%). It rose markedly in the manufacture of transport equipment (+1.6%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (+0.9%). Conversely, output decreased slightly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.4%).

Over the year, manufacturing output increased sharply (+2.0%)

Manufacturing output of the last three months improved sharply compared to the same months of 2014 (+2.0% y-o-y). For that same period, overall industrial output grew even more (+2.8% y-o-y), due to mining, quarrying, energy and water supply (+6.1%).

Over the year, output rose in all sectors. It expanded markedly in other manufacturing (+1.5%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+4.9%) and in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (+2.4%). It went up more moderately in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.9%). It jumped in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+7.3%).

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) Nov. / Oct. Oct. / Sept. Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY –0.9 0.7 1.1 2.8
CZ: Manufacturing 0.4 –0.4 0.9 2.0
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 0.1 –0.6 –0.4 0.9
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –7.7 0.8 17.8 7.3
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment –0.5 –1.2 0.9 2.4
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 0.3 –0.6 1.6 4.9
(C5): Other manufacturing 1.0 –0.2 0.7 1.5
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –6.7 5.9 1.9 6.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 0.2 0.5 –0.4 –2.1
  • (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] Nov. 2015 Nov. / Oct. Oct. / Sept. Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 100.2 –0.9 0.7 1.1
CZ: Manufacturing 101.1 0.4 –0.4 0.9
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 100.7 0.1 –0.6 –0.4
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 87.5 –7.7 0.8 17.8
(C3): Electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment 99.4 –0.5 –1.2 0.9
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 114.4 1.8 –2.6 5.3
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 87.4 –0.8 –2.4 –0.8
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 98.0 –1.9 0.4 –1.1
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 108.2 0.3 –0.6 1.6
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 99.4 1.8 2.5 1.5
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 118.2 –1.1 –3.3 1.7
(C5): Other manufacturing 100.6 1.0 –0.2 0.7
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 100.2 3.2 –0.4 1.8
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 89.0 1.4 –0.6 0.3
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 112.0 2.6 –0.5 –1.0
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 113.1 0.6 0.9 1.7
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 98.5 0.9 0.1 1.8
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 97.8 0.6 –0.2 2.2
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 101.0 0.4 –0.3 –1.8
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 96.3 –6.7 5.9 1.9
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 98.2 3.3 0.0 0.8
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 93.3 –8.1 6.8 2.4
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 116.9 –2.0 2.8 –0.2
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 86.5 0.2 0.5 –0.4
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 102.1 0.0 –0.9 0.6
Intermediate goods 98.4 1.0 –0.3 1.0
Consumer durables 104.9 –0.8 2.7 1.6
Consumer non-durables 104.8 0.9 –0.3 0.3
Energy 95.4 –7.2 5.8 3.0
  • (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 November 2015, output fell back in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (–6.7% after +5.9% in October)

Output tumbled in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (–8.1% after +6.8%), as a result of warmer than average temperatures in November.

Output fell steeply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–7.7% after +0.8%)

Output plummeted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products, due to a maintenance shutdown of a refinery.

Output declined in the electrical and electronic equipment; machine equipment (–0.5% after –1.2%)

Output fell back in the manufacture of machinery and equipment (–1.9% after +0.4%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (–0.8% after –2.4%). On the contrary, it recovered in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+1.8% after –2.6%).

Output expanded in other manufacturing (+1.0% after –0.2%)

Output grew strongly in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (+2.6%), and more moderately in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery (+0.6%), and in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, etc. (+0.9%). It picked up in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (+3.2%).

Output recovered slightly in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.3% after –0.6%)

Output went on growing in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+1.8% after +2.5%), whereas it continued to decline in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–1.1% after –3.3%).

Output was virtually stable in the manufacture of food products and beverages

Output remained almost unchanged in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.1% after –0.6%).

Revisions in October 2015

Tableau3a – Measure of variations' revisions

(inpercentage points)
Measure of variations' revisions
Oct. / Sept. Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Q3 2015 / Q2 2015 2014 / 2013
Industry (BE) 0.18 0.02 0.05 0.06 –0.01
raw serie 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.03 –0.02
SA-WDA coefficient 0.18 –0.01 0.05 0.03 0.01
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.07 0.02 0.07 0.09 –0.01
raw serie –0.01 0.04 –0.01 0.04 –0.03
SA-WDA coefficient 0.08 –0.02 0.08 0.05 0.02
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA evolution between September and October 2015 is revised by +0.07 points, -0.01 due to the revision of the raw serie and +0.08 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS