In June 2016, the turnover fell back in the manufacturing industry (−4.5%)Turnover in industry and construction - June 2016

In June 2016, the turnover fell back in the manufacturing industry (-4.5%). It returned to a level close to that of April, after a sharp rebound in May (+5.0%) owing to major deliveries of transport equipment abroad. Thus, exports went down dramatically (-15.3%, after +19.3%).

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No 229
Paru le : 31/08/2016

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 June 2016, the turnover fell back in the manufacturing industry (−4.5%). It returned to a level close to that of April, after a sharp rebound in May (+5.0%) owing to major deliveries of transport equipment abroad. Thus, exports went down dramatically (−15.3%, after +19.3%).

In the industry as a whole, the turnover declined sharply as well (−3.8%).

Rise over the second quarter (+0.6%)

Over the second quarter of 2016, the turnover rose in the manufacturing industry (+0.6%). This rise was only due to the manufacture of transport equipment (+8.4%), with an exceptionnel increase in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+14.0%). On the other hand, over this period, the turnover fell in all the others sectors: “other manufacturing” (−0.8%), the manufacture of food products and beverages (−1.1%), the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−3.1%) and the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−0.6%).

The turnover grew more considerably in the industry as a whole (+0.9%) thanks to the buoyancy of the mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management sector (+2.2%).

Decline compared to the previous year (−1.2%)

In the manufacturing industry as well as in the industry as a whole, the turnover declined over the second quarter of 2016, compared to the same quarter of 2015 (resp. −1.2% and −1.0% q-o-q).

Over this period, the turnover tumbled in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−23.3%). It declined in “other manufacturing” (−1.2%), the manufacture of food products and beverages (−1.0%) and the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−1.9%). Among the main sectors, the turnover climbed only in the manufacture of transport equipment rising, sharply compared to last year (+6.2%).

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** June/ May May/ Apr. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 –3.8 4.0 0.9 –1.0
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8346 –4.5 5.0 0.6 –1.2
Of which Exports 2677 –15.3 19.3 4.6 1.3
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1685 –0.5 1.7 –1.1 –1.0
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 561 –0.5 –0.9 –3.1 –23.3
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 953 –1.3 0.5 –0.6 –1.9
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1265 –19.5 27.1 8.4 6.2
(C5): Other manufacturing 3881 –0.7 0.3 –0.8 –1.2
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1654 –0.4 –0.9 2.2 –0.5
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 –2.5 1.9 –0.4 0.0
  • ** 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

Slump in transport equipment (−19.5%)

The turnover in the manufacture of transport equipment plummeted in June (−19.5%). It came back to its level of April after an exceptional bound in May (+27.1%) thanks to a major ship delivery. Then, the turnover tumbled in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−31.2%, after +50.8%). It fell too in the manufacture of motor vehicles ship (−1.5%, after +2.4%).

Decline in “other manufacturing” (–0.7%)

The turnover went down in June in “other manufacturing“ (−0.7%, after +0.3% in May). It decreased mainly in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (−1.2%), the manufacture of rubber, plastics and non-metallic mineral products (−1.1%), the other manufacturing industry: repair and installation (−0.9%) and the manufacture of textiles and wearing apparels (−1.5%). Conversely, it grew once again in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+0.9%, after +2.3%).

Drop in machinery and equipment goods (−1.3%)

The turnover in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods shrank in June (−1.3%, after +0.5%). It slipped back in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (−1.9% after +3.1%) and it went on falling in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (−1.5%, after −1.2%).

Fall in food products and beverages (−0.5%)

The turnover decreased in the manufacture of food products and beverages in June (−0.5%) after a rebound in May (+1.7%).

Slight fall in coke and refined petroleum products (−0.5%)

In June, the turnover fell again in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−0.5% after −0.9%).

Revisions: −0.1 points in May in the manufacturing industry

In the manufacturing industry, the variation in the turnover in May 2016 has been revised downwards by 0.1 points, at +5.0% instead of +5.1% published previously. It has also been revised by −0.1 points in the industry as a whole.

IRtab8 – Indexes of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indexes of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Industries: Weight* June 2016 June/ May May/ Apr. q-o-q (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 105.6 –3.8 4.0 0.9
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8346 104.0 –4.5 5.0 0.6
of which Exports 2677 108.2 –15.3 19.3 4.6
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1685 112.1 –0.5 1.7 –1.1
of which Exports 285 115.4 1.1 2.2 –1.7
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 561 61.5 –0.5 –0.9 –3.1
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 953 102.6 –1.3 0.5 –0.6
of which Exports 469 99.0 –1.9 0.4 –1.9
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 306 101.9 –1.9 3.1 0.7
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 245 97.2 –0.2 0.3 –0.4
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 402 106.5 –1.5 –1.2 –1.7
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1265 115.7 –19.5 27.1 8.4
of which Exports 617 121.6 –41.1 76.4 22.7
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 702 100.4 –1.5 2.4 2.3
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 562 134.8 –31.2 50.8 14.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 3881 103.2 –0.7 0.3 –0.8
of which Exports 1237 106.0 0.4 –0.5 –1.5
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 188 108.5 –1.5 2.1 0.9
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 436 96.2 –0.5 0.7 –0.7
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 745 96.2 –1.2 –1.0 –2.6
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 304 113.9 0.9 2.3 3.8
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 629 101.7 –1.1 0.9 0.2
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 926 99.2 –0.2 –0.6 –2.2
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 653 116.2 –0.9 0.7 –0.7
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management 1654 113.5 –0.4 –0.9 2.2
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 70 87.7 1.5 –3.8 –3.9
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 1205 116.9 1.1 –2.4 3.1
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 379 107.3 –5.7 5.0 0.2
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 101.6 –2.5 1.9 –0.4
  • ** 10000=B...E and F
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • Source: INSEE

IRtab7 – Revisions of variations

(in point %)
Revisions of variations
May/ Apr. Apr./ Mar. Mar./ Feb. Q4 2014/ Q3 2014 2014/ 2013
Industry (BE) –0.14 0.00 –0.04 0.00 0.01
raw serie –0.24 –0.02 –0.09 0.08 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. 0.10 0.01 0.05 –0.08 0.01
Manufacturing industry (CZ) –0.04 –0.01 –0.04 0.04 0.00
raw serie –0.06 –0.02 –0.12 0.09 0.00
SA-WDA coeff. 0.02 0.00 0.08 –0.05 0.00
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing indsutry, the SA-WDA variation between April and May 2016 is revised by −0.04 points: −0.06 points are due to the revision of the raw series and +0.02 points to the new calculation of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Source: INSEE