In September 2016, manufacturing output fell back (–1.1%)Industrial production index - September 2016

In September 2016, output fell back in the manufacturing industry (−1.1% after +2.4% in August), as well as in the whole industry (−1.1% after +2.3%).

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Paru le : 10/11/2016
Prochaine parution le : 07/07/2017 at 08:45 - May 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 September 2016, output fell back in the manufacturing industry (−1.1% after +2.4% in August), as well as in the whole industry (−1.1% after +2.3%).

Manufacturing output grew slightly over the third quarter (+0.2%)

Over the third quarter of 2016, output grew slightly in the manufacturing industry (+0.2%) compared to the previous quarter. It was virtually stable in the overall industry (−0.1% q-o-q), due to a sharp fall in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply (−2.0%).

Output grew in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.7%) and bounced back strongly in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+14.9%). It was virtually stable in “other manufacturing” (+0.1%) and increased slightly in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+0.3%). Conversely, it fell sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (−2.3%).

Over a year, manufacturing output was stable

Manufacturing output of the third quarter of 2016 was stable compared to the third quarter of 2015, while overall industrial output edged down (−0.3% y-o-y).

Over a year, output decreased sharply in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply (−2.0%) and, to a lesser extent, in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−1.3%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−0.8%). In contrast, it increased sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (+1.9%). It was virtually stable in “other manufacturing” (+0.1%). Finally, it soared in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+5.0%).

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 in the Industrial Production

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation in the Industrial Production
NA: A10, (A17) Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Q-o-Q change (1) Year on year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY –1.1 2.3 –0.1 –0.3
CZ: Manufacturing –1.1 2.4 0.2 0.0
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 0.9 1.3 1.7 –1.3
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 1.3 –1.6 14.9 5.0
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods –4.9 7.2 0.3 –0.8
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –1.8 3.2 –2.3 1.9
(C5): Other manufacturing –0.4 1.3 0.1 0.1
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –1.3. 1.7 –2.0 –2.0
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –0.9 0.6 3.2 3.1
  • (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" aggregated classification based on the French classification of activities NAF rev.2.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS

Tableau2a – Variation in the Industrial Production

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation in the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 or A64] Sept. 2016 Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Quarter on quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 100.6 –1.1 2.3 –0.1
CZ: Manufacturing 101.7 –1.1 2.4 0.2
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 102.3 0.9 1.3 1.7
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 86.8 1.3 –1.6 14.9
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 98.4 –4.9 7.2 0.3
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 102.7 –3.5 6.2 0.2
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 89.0 –2.8 4.3 0.9
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 99.7 –7.4 9.7 0.1
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 109.5 –1.8 3.2 –2.3
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 98.5 –5.7 8.3 –0.9
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 120.4 1.6 –0.9 –3.5
(C5): Other manufacturing 101.1 –0.4 1.3 0.1
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 89.1 –11.3 11.5 –3.2
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 86.6 –1.2 0.9 0.0
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 116.3 –0.4 2.8 3.9
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 109.5 –2.7 –3.4 1.5
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 97.7 –3.0 4.6 0.3
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 97.6 5.1 –1.3 0.3
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 101.9 –0.4 1.9 –2.2
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 93.7 –1.3 1.7 –2.0
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 92.3 –0.4 1.1 2.4
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 92.9 –1.5 0.9 –2.8
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 101.6 –0.7 9.0 1.4
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 88.2 –0.9 0.6 3.2
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 103.0 –0.3 1.3 –2.2
Intermediate goods 99.4 –0.4 3.8 1.7
Consumer durables 96.0 –16.8 17.1 1.7
Consumer non-durables 103.8 –1.4 1.1 1.2
Energy 93.1 –1.3 1.6 –1.6
  • (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 September, output shrank sharply in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−4.9% after +7.2%)

After a sharp rebound in August, output plunged in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (−7.4% after +9.7%), in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (−3.5% after +6.2%), and in the manufacture of electrical equipment (−2.8% after +4.3%).

Output fell back in the manufacture of transport equipment (−1.8% after +3.2%)

Output fell strongly in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (−5.7% after +8.3%), whereas it picked up in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+1.6% after −0.9%).

Output weakened in “other manufacturing” (−0.4% after +1.3%)

Output slipped back significantly in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (−11.3% after +11.5%) and more moderately in that of rubber, plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (−3.0% after +4.6%). It declined in pharmaceuticals (−2.7%), in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (−0.4%) and in wood and papers products; printing and reproduction of recorded media (−1.2%). Conversely, output rebounded in the manufacture of basic metals (+5.1% after −1.3%).

Output fell back in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management (−1.3% after +1.7%)

Output fell back in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management (−1.3%), in particular in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (−1.5%).

Output increased again in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.9% after +1.3%)

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

Output recovered in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+1.3% after −1.6%)

Output picked up in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+1.3% after −1.6% in August).

Revisions for August 2016

Tableau3a – Revision of variations

(in percentage points)
Revision of variations
Aug. / July July / June June / May Q2 2016 / Q1 2016 2015 / 2014
Industry (BE) 0,21 0,02 –0,14 –0,11 0,05
raw serie 0,19 –0,01 –0,05 –0,02 0,05
SA-WDA parameters 0,02 0,03 –0,09 –0,09 0,00
Manufacturing (CZ) 0,22 0,02 –0,14 –0,13 0,05
raw serie 0,18 –0,01 –0,05 –0,02 0,06
SA-WDA parameters 0,04 0,03 –0,09 –0,11 –0,01
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation between July 2016 and August 2016 is revised by +0.22 points, +0.18 are due to the revision of the raw serie and +0.04 to the updating of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS