In August 2016, manufacturing output increased sharply (+2.2%)Industrial production index - August 2016

In August 2016, output rebounded sharply in the manufacturing industry (+2.2% after -0.2% in July). It also bounced back in the whole industry (+2.1% after -0.5%).

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Paru le : 07/10/2016
Prochaine parution le : 10/10/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

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 August 2016, output rebounded sharply in the manufacturing industry (+2.2% after −0.2% in July). It also bounced back in the whole industry (+2.1% after −0.5%).

Manufacturing output diminished slightly over the past three months (−0.2%)

Over the past three months, output decreased slightly in the manufacturing industry (−0.2% q-o-q). It diminished in the overall industry (−0.5% q-o-q).

Output shrank strongly in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply (−1.9%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (−1.8%), and more moderately in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−0.6%). It dropped sharply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−4.3%). Conversely, output grew in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+0.5%). It was stable in “other manufacturing”.

Over a year, manufacturing output was virtually stable (−0.1%)

Manufacturing output of the last three months was virtually stable compared to the same months of 2015 (−0.1% y-o-y), while overall industrial output faltered (−0.3% y-o-y).

Over the year, output shrank in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−3.2%). It decreased markedly in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply (−1.3%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−0.8%). Conversely, it went up sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.4%) and rose slightly in “other manufacturing” (+0.2%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+0.3%).

Graphique1a – Monthly Industrial Production Indices

  • Legend: CZ: Manufacturing - (C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages - (C3): Machinery and equipment goods - (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) Aug. / July July / June Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 2.1 –0.5 –0.5 –0.3
CZ: Manufacturing 2.2 –0.2 –0.2 –0.1
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 0.6 1.1 –0.6 –3.2
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –1.0 38.6 –4.3 0.3
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 7.4 –2.2 0.5 –0.8
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 3.2 –2.2 –1.8 3.4
(C5): Other manufacturing 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1.6 –2.5 –1.9 –1.3
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –2.6 3.4 2.4 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 or A64] Aug. 2016 Aug. / July July / June Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 101.7 2.1 –0.5 –0.5
CZ: Manufacturing 102.7 2.2 –0.2 –0.2
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 100.3 0.6 1.1 –0.6
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 86.2 –1.0 38.6 –4.3
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 103.9 7.4 –2.2 0.5
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 105.7 3.9 –4.7 2.5
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 90.9 4.2 –0.9 0.9
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 109.7 12.9 –0.1 –1.6
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 111.5 3.2 –2.2 –1.8
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 104.0 7.7 –3.4 –0.3
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 119.0 –0.5 –1.2 –3.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 101.6 1.1 0.1 0.0
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 100.1 10.6 –2.4 –2.5
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 87.2 0.9 –0.2 0.4
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 118.0 2.8 5.0 0.6
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 113.9 –3.1 1.3 4.9
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 99.9 3.7 –1.3 0.2
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 92.4 –1.7 –0.7 –0.9
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 102.5 1.9 –1.1 –1.7
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 94.9 1.6 –2.5 –1.9
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 91.8 0.4 1.4 2.1
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 94.3 0.9 –3.2 –1.9
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 102.2 8.7 0.8 –4.3
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 86.1 –2.6 3.4 2.4
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 103.9 1.7 –1.0 –1.8
Intermediate goods 99.2 3.1 –0.6 0.5
Consumer durables 113.9 13.6 –0.3 2.3
Consumer non-durables 105.3 0.7 0.7 1.0
Energy 94.4 1.6 –1.3 –2.2
  • (1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
  • (2) Main industrial groupings: definition in Commission regulation EC of 14 June 2007
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS

In August, output rebounded very sharply in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+7.4% after −2.2%)

Output soared in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+12.9% after −0.1%). It bounced back vigorously in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+3.9% after −4.7%) and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+4.2% after −0.9%).

Output accelerated in “other manufacturing” (+1.1% after +0.1%)

Output grew sharply in the manufacture of rubber, plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (+3.7%), in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+1.9%), in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (+10.6%) and in chemicals (+2.8%). Conversely, output fell markedly in pharmaceuticals (−3.1%) and in the manufacture of basic metals (−1.7%).

Output picked up in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.2% after −2.2%)

Output rallied sharply in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+7.7% after −3.4%), whereas it decreased again in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−0.5% after −1.2%).

Output recovered in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management (+1.6% after −2.5%)

Output recovered in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management in particular in water supply, sewerage, waste management.

Output increased again in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.6% after +1.1%)

Output rose again in the manufacture of food products and beverages, in particular in that of beverages.

Conversely, output slipped back a little in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−1.0% after +38.6%)

Output decreased moderately in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−1,0%), after a sharp rebound in July (+38,6%).

Revisions for July 2016

Tableau3a – Revisions of variations

(in percentage points)
Revisions of variations
July / June June / May May / April Q2 2016 / Q1 2016 2015 / 2014
Industry (BE) 0.13 –0.03 –0.03 0.03 –0.06
raw serie 0.08 –0.19 0.02 –0.07 –0.04
SA-WDA parameters 0.05 0.16 –0.05 0.10 –0.02
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.14 –0.08 –0.04 0.00 –0.07
raw serie 0.01 –0.22 0.01 –0.09 –0.05
SA-WDA parameters 0.13 0.14 –0.05 0.09 –0.02
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation between June 2016 and July 2016 is revised by +0.14 points, +0.01 are due to the revision of the raw series and +0.13 points to the updating of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS