In December 2016, manufacturing output fell back (–0.8%)Industrial production index - December 2016

In December 2016, output fell back in the manufacturing industry (−0.8% after +2.4%), as well as in the whole industry (−0.9% after +2.4%).

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Paru le : 10/02/2017
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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 December 2016, output fell back in the manufacturing industry (−0.8% after +2.4%), as well as in the whole industry (−0.9% after +2.4%).

Manufacturing output increased by 0.8% over the fourth quarter of 2016

Over the last quarter of 2016, output grew in the manufacturing industry (+0.8% q-o-q), as well as in the overall industry (+1.1% q-o-q).

Output increased markedly in the mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+3.1%), in that of transport equipment (+2.8%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+2.1%), and slightly in the “other manufacturing” (+0.3%). It soared in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+7.4%). Conversely, it decreased in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−0.7%).

Over a year, manufacturing output increased slightly (+0.2%)

Manufacturing output of the last quarter of 2016 grew slightly compared to the last quarter of 2015 (+0.2% y-o-y). It also went up in the whole industry (+0.4%).

Over the year, output rose sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (+4.7%) and in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+2.1%). It jumped in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+6.8%). It went up slightly in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+0.3%). By contrast, it decreased in “other manufacturing” (−0.4%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−1.6%).

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) Dec. / Nov. Nov. / Oct. Q-o-Q change (1) Year-on-year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY –0.9 2.4 1.1 0.4
CZ: Manufacturing –0.8 2.4 0.8 0.2
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –0.7 1.0 –0.7 –1.6
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –4.3 6.0 7.4 6.8
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 0.2 0.6 2.1 0.3
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –1.6 3.7 2.8 4.7
(C5): Other manufacturing –0.8 3.0 0.3 –0.4
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –2.0 1.8 3.1 2.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –0.9 0.3 1.3 3.0
  • (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] Dec. 2016 Dec. / Nov. Nov. / Oct. Quarter -on-quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 102.1 –0.9 2.4 1.1
CZ: Manufacturing 103.0 –0.8 2.4 0.8
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 100.2 –0.7 1.0 –0.7
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 93.5 –4.3 6.0 7.4
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 103.0 0.2 0.6 2.1
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 104.5 –2.2 5.3 0.2
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 92.9 –1.9 6.8 2.4
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 107.5 3.9 –6.7 3.8
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 113.1 –1.6 3.7 2.8
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 107.8 1.4 4.2 4.8
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 118.4 –4.1 3.3 1.1
(C5): Other manufacturing 101.8 –0.8 3.0 0.3
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 92.5 –0.8 2.0 –0.7
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 84.3 –0.9 –0.2 –0.9
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 123.3 1.5 5.0 0.4
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 114.6 –1.3 8.3 1.1
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 99.1 –0.8 2.3 0.7
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 96.0 –1.9 3.3 0.4
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 99.8 –1.0 0.5 0.0
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 96.5 –2.0 1.8 3.1
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 95.7 –2.6 4.9 1.7
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 95.6 –2.2 1.7 3.3
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 104.4 0.5 0.7 2.9
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 89.2 –0.9 0.3 1.3
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 104.0 –1.3 0.8 1.8
Intermediate goods 100.9 –0.5 3.8 0.8
Consumer durables 108.0 4.9 3.4 –3.0
Consumer non-durables 104.1 –0.8 3.0 –0.5
Energy 96.0 –2.0 1.8 3.4
  • (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 December, output slipped back in “other manufacturing” (−0.8% after +3.0%)

Output fell back sharply in the manufacture of basic metals (−1.9% after +3.3%), in other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment (−1.0%), in pharmaceuticals (−1.3%) and in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (−0.8%). Conversely, it grew again in chemicals (+1.5% after +5.0%).

Output shrank in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management (−2.0% after +1.8%)

Output declined sharply in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (−2.2%) after a rise in November (+1.7%).

Output fell back in the manufacture of transport equipment (−1.6% after +3.7%)

Output fell back markedly in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−4.1% after +3.3%). It slowed in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+1.4% after +4.2%).

Output decreased in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−0.7% after +1.0%)

Output went down in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−0.7% after +1.0%), in particular in the processing and preserving of meat and production of meat product.

Output fell back in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−4.3% after +6.0%)

Output plummeted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−4.3% after +6.0%), due to the shutdown of a refinery.

Output rose slightly in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+0.2% after +0.6%)

Output bounced back in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+3.9% after −6.7%). By contrast, it slipped back in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (−2.2% after +5.3%) and in that of electrical equipment (−1.9% after +6.8%).

Tableau3a – Revision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations
Nov. / Oct. Oct. / Sept. Sept. / Aug. Q3 2016 / Q2 2016 2015 / 2014
Industry (BE) 0.15 0.01 0.06 –0.02 0.00
raw serie 0.08 –0.01 0.20 –0.09 –0.01
SA-WDA parameters 0.07 0.02 –0.14 0.07 0.01
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.12 0.08 0.08 –0.03 0.00
raw serie 0.12 –0.01 0.23 –0.11 –0.01
SA-WDA parameters 0.00 0.09 –0.15 0.08 0.01
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation in output between October 2016 and November 2016 is revised by +0.12 points, due to the revision of the raw series.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS