In October 2016, the turnover fell again in the manufacturing industry (−0.4%)Turnover in industry and construction - October 2016

In October 2016, the turnover decreased again in the manufacturing industry (−0.4% as in September). The export turnover remained virtually stable (−0.1% after +0.1%).

In the industry as a whole, the turnover also went on falling but slightly (−0.2% after −0.7% in September).

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In October 2016, the turnover decreased again in the manufacturing industry (−0.4% as in September). The export turnover remained virtually stable (−0.1% after +0.1%).

In the industry as a whole, the turnover also went on falling but slightly (−0.2% after −0.7% in September).

Rise over the last three months (+0.9%)

Over the last three months, the turnover rose in the manufacturing industry (+0.9%) as well as in the industry a whole (+1.2%). Within the manufacturing industry, the turnover increased in the “other manufacturing” sector (+1.1%), in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+9.4%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.8%) and in that of machinery and equipment goods (+1.0%). On the other hand, it fell sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (−2.5%).

Increase compared to the previous year (+1.6%)

In the manufacturing industry as well as in the industry as a whole, the turnover of the last three months was higher than in the same three months of the previous year (+1.6%). Over this period, the turnover rose strongly in the manufacture of transport equipment (+10.0%) and more slightly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.5%) and in the machinery and equipment goods (+0.6%). By contrast, it decreased in the “other manufacturing” sector (−0.8%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−1.4%).

Graph1 – Turnover in manufacturing industry

  • Source: INSEE

Graph2 – Turnover in manufacturing industry by sector

  • Source: INSEE

Table1 – 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 Oct./ Sept. Sept./ Aug. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 −0.2 −0.7 1.2 1.6
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8346 −0.4 −0.4 0.9 1.6
Of which Exports 2677 −0.1 0.1 −2.9 0.3
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1685 0.6 −1.1 1.8 1.5
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 561 9.0 −0.9 9.4 −1.4
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 953 −1.5 −1.7 1.0 0.6
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1265 −2.8 0.4 −2.5 10.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 3881 −0.4 0.0 1.1 −0.8
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1654 0.5 −1.9 2.3 1.7
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 −0.4 1.2 1.2 0.5
  • (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

Significant decline in transport equipment (−2.8%)

The turnover in the manufacture of transport equipment fell back markedly in October (−2.8%) after two months of increase (+0.4 % in September et +5.6% in August). The fall was due to a significant downturn in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−8.5% after +9.2%) which was not offset by the strong rebound in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+4.7% after −9.3%).

Decrease in “other manufacturing” (−0.4%)

The turnover in “other manufacturing” declined in October (−0.4%) after a stability in September. It shrank in the other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (−1.7%), in the manufacture of chemicals and chemicals products (−0.8%) and in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (−0.9%). By contrast, it rose again in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipement (+1.2%).

Further decrease in the machinery and equipment goods (−1.5%)

The turnover in the machinery and equipment goods decreased again in October (−1.5% after −1.7% in September). It declined in the three sectors of the manufacture of machinery and equipment, especially in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (−3.6%).

Sharp rebound in coke and refined petroleum products (+9.0%)

In October, the turnover recovered vigorously in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+9.0% after −0.9%).

Recovery in the food and beverage industry (+0.6%)

In October, the turnover picked up in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.6% after −1.1%).

Revisions:

In the industry as a whole, the variation in the turnover for September 2016 has been lowered by 0.1 points, at −0.7% instead of −0.6% published previously. It is unchanged in the manufacturing industry (−0.4%).

Table2 – Indexes of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indexes of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Industries: Weight Oct. 2016 Oct./ Sept. Sep./ Aug. q-o-q (1)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 108.1 −0.2 −0.7 1.2
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8346 106.4 −0.4 −0.4 0.9
of which Exports 2677 111.8 −0.1 0.1 −2.9
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1685 114.5 0.6 −1.1 1.8
of which Exports 285 117.9 −0.5 0.0 2.8
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 561 73.2 9.0 −0.9 9.4
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 953 102.4 −1.5 −1.7 1.0
of which Exports 469 101.4 1.0 −2.4 0.4
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 306 100.5 −3.6 −5.0 1.8
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 245 98.4 −0.5 −1.8 3.2
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 402 106.4 −0.6 1.1 −0.7
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1265 121.6 −2.8 0.4 −2.5
of which Exports 617 125.5 −4.7 2.2 −14.5
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 702 101.4 4.7 −9.3 1.1
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 562 146.8 −8.5 9.2 −5.3
(C5): Other manufacturing 3881 103.8 −0.4 0.0 1.1
of which Exports 1237 107.7 0.8 −0.1 1.8
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 188 109.7 1.0 −0.9 −0.4
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 436 95.6 −0.5 −0.2 0.1
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 745 100.0 −0.8 0.1 3.5
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 304 106.6 −0.4 −6.5 −0.7
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 629 101.4 −0.9 0.0 −0.1
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 926 101.3 1.2 0.9 1.5
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 653 116.3 −1.7 1.8 1.1
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management 1654 116.4 0.5 −1.9 2.3
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 70 88.7 −2.1 −0.3 1.2
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 1205 119.9 0.8 −1.1 2.5
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 379 110.4 0.1 −5.1 1.8
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 103.7 −0.4 1.2 1.2
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • Source: INSEE

Table3 – Revisions of variations

(in point %)
Revisions of variations
Sept./ Aug. Aug./ July July/ June Q3 2016 / Q2 2016 2015/ 2014
Industry (BE) −0.09 0.11 0.05 0.11 −0.01
raw serie −0.18 0.07 −0.03 −0.06 0.00
SA-WDA parameters 0.09 0.04 0.08 0.18 −0.01
Manufacturing industry (CZ) −0.01 0.12 0.03 0.11 −0.01
raw serie −0.06 0.09 −0.03 −0.02 0.00
SA-WDA parameters 0.05 0.03 0.06 0.14 −0.01
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing industry, the SA-WDA variation between September and October 2016 is revised by −0.01 points: −0.06 points are due to the raw series' revision and +0.05 to the new calculation of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Source: INSEE