In April 2016, the turnover declined in the manufacturing industry (–1.2%)Turnover in industry and construction - April 2016

In April 2016, the turnover declined in the manufacturing industry (-1.2%) after a virtual stability in March (–0.1%). Exports continued to decline, more substantially than in March (-1.6% after -0.6%).

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No 172
Paru le : 30/06/2016
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 12:00 - July 2017

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 April 2016, the turnover declined in the manufacturing industry (−1.2%) after a virtual stability in March (–0.1%). Exports continued to decline, more substantially than in March (−1.6% after −0.6%).

In the industry as a whole, the turnover decreased more moderately than in the manufacturing industry in April (–0.7%), owing to a rebound in the mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management sector (+1.7%, after –1.2% in March).

Fall over the last three months (–1.6%)

Over the last three months, the turnover dropped in the manufacturing industry (–1.6%) as well as in the industry as a whole (−1.1%).

Over this period, it plummeted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−11.1%). It declined sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (−3.4%), owing to the manufacture of other transport equipment (–5.9%). It fell more moderately in other manufacturing (−0.7%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.7%) and in the capital goods industry (–0.5%). Conversely, it recovered in the mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management (+1.2% over three months, after –1.3% in March).

Decline compared to the previous year (−1.6%)

In the manufacturing industry, the turnover declined over the last three months, compared to the same months of 2015 (−1.6%, y-o-y). It dropped as well in the industry as a whole (–1.3%).

Over this period, the turnover plummetted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−25.2%). It went down in other manufacturing (–0.7%) and more moderately in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–0.3%) and the mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management sector (–0.4%). On the other hand, it went up in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.5%) and in the capital goods industry (+0.6%).

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** Apr./ Mar. Mar./ Feb. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 –0.7 –0.3 –1.1 –1.3
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8346 –1.2 –0.1 –1.6 –1.6
Of which Exports 2677 –1.6 –0.6 –3.2 –3.6
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1685 –1.8 –0.7 –0.7 –0.3
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 561 –1.5 –0.4 –11.1 –25.2
(C3): Capital goods industry 953 0.0 –0.5 –0.5 0.6
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1265 –1.6 0.2 –3.4 0.5
(C5): Other manufacturing 3881 –0.9 0.1 –0.7 –0.7
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1654 1.7 –1.2 1.2 –0.4
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 –0.2 –1.7 –0.5 0.1
  • ** 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

Decline in “other manufacturing” (–0.9%)

The turnover in “other manufacturing” fell in April (−0.9%) after a virtual stability in March (+0.1%). Except for the pharmaceutical products, it went down in all sectors, mainly in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (–3.3%) and, to a lesser extent, in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (–0.7%) and the manufacture of wood and paper products and printing(–0.6%). Conversely, it grew substantially in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+1.3%).

New decline in food products and beverages (–1.8%)

The turnover declined again in the manufacture of food products and beverages (–1.8% in April, after –0.7%).

Decline in transport equipments (–1.6%)

The turnover in the manufacture of transport equipment shrunk in April (–1.6%, after +0.2% in March), owing to a dramatic fall in exports (–4.5%, after +1.7%). It dropped sharply in the manufacture of other transport equipment (–3.5%, after +1.2%) while it bounced back moderately in the manufacture of motor vehicles. (+0.4%, after –0.8%).

New fall in coke and refined petroleum products (−1.5%)

In April, the turnover fell once again in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (–1.5%), more considerably than in March (–0.4%).

Stability in capital goods

The turnover in the capital goods industry levelled off in April after a fall for two months in a row (–0.5% in March and –0.4% in February). It rebounded in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+1.1%) while it fell back in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (–0.9%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (–1.0%).

Revisions: +0.1 points in March in the manufacturing industry

In the manufacturing industry, the variation of the turnover in March 2016 has been revised upwards, at –0.1% instead of –0.2% published previously. It has been revised downwards by –0.1 points in the industry as a whole.

IRtab8 – Indices of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indices of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Industries: Weight* Apr. 2016 Apr./ Mar. Mar./ Feb. q-o-q (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 105.5 –0.7 –0.3 –1.1
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8346 103.7 –1.2 –0.1 –1.6
of which Exports 2677 107.1 –1.6 –0.6 –3.2
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1685 110.9 –1.8 –0.7 –0.7
of which Exports 285 113.0 –1.9 –2.4 –0.3
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 561 61.8 –1.5 –0.4 –11.1
(C3): Capital goods industry 953 103.5 0.0 –0.5 –0.5
of which Exports 469 100.6 –0.2 –1.4 –1.4
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 306 100.7 –0.9 1.2 –0.4
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 245 97.1 –1.0 0.4 –0.7
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 402 109.4 1.1 –2.1 –0.5
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1265 113.1 –1.6 0.2 –3.4
of which Exports 617 116.8 –4.5 1.7 –5.8
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 702 99.2 0.4 –0.8 –0.4
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 562 130.5 –3.5 1.2 –5.9
(C5): Other manufacturing 3881 103.6 –0.9 0.1 –0.7
of which Exports 1237 105.9 –0.4 –1.0 –2.3
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 188 108.3 –0.2 0.6 –1.0
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 436 96.2 –0.6 –0.9 –1.5
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 745 98.8 –0.7 –0.3 –1.9
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 304 109.7 1.3 –0.2 –0.5
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 629 102.0 –0.1 –0.7 –0.9
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 926 99.9 –3.3 2.3 –0.4
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 653 116.8 –0.2 –0.9 0.8
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management 1654 114.3 1.7 –1.2 1.2
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 70 90.6 0.0 –0.8 –3.7
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 1205 117.5 2.8 –1.1 1.7
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 379 108.4 –1.8 –1.5 0.2
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 102.5 –0.2 –1.7 –0.5
  • ** 10000=B...E and F
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • Source: INSEE

IRtab7 – Measure of variation revisions

(in percentage points)
Measure of variation revisions
Mar./ Feb. Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. Q4 2014/ Q3 2014 2014/ 2013
Industry (BE) –0.10 –0.06 0.01 –0.12 –0.05
raw serie –0.45 –0.03 0.04 –0.12 –0.04
SA-WDA coeff. 0.35 –0.03 –0.03 0.00 –0.01
Manufacturing industry (CZ) 0.02 –0.04 0.00 –0.11 –0.06
raw serie –0.07 –0.02 0.05 0.00 –0.05
SA-WDA coeff. 0.10 –0.02 –0.05 –0.11 –0.01
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA variation between February and March 2016 is revised by +0.02 points: –0.07 points are due to the revision of raw series and +0.10 points to the new calculation of the SA-WDA coefficients.
  • Source: INSEE