In January 2017, manufacturing output decreased again (–1.0%)Industrial production index - January 2017

In January 2017, output decreased sharply again in the manufacturing industry (−1.0% as in the previous month). It diminished more moderately in the whole industry (−0.3% after −1.1%).

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No 36
Paru le : 10/03/2017
Prochaine parution le : 10/10/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

Please note: all the series are seasonally (SA) and working-day adjusted (WDA) and SA-WDA models have been updated for this publication.

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 January 2017, output decreased sharply again in the manufacturing industry (−1.0% as in the previous month). It diminished more moderately in the whole industry (−0.3% after −1.1%).

Manufacturing output increased by 0.6% over the past three months

Over the past three months, output grew in the manufacturing industry (+0.6% q-o-q), as well as in the overall industry (+0.9% q-o-q).

Output went up in “other manufacturing” (+0.9%). It increased sharply in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+3.1%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.3%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+3.0%). Conversely, it went down in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−1.1%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−0.4%).

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 the previous year (+0.1%, y-o-y). It increased in the whole industry (+0.8%, y-o-y).

Over this period, output soared in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+5.7%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+4.4%). It increased sharply in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+1.7%). Output jumped in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+7.5%). Conversely, it decreased in “other manufacturing” (−0.8%) and dropped sharply in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−2.0%).

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) Jan. / Dec. Dec. / Nov. Q-o-Q change (1) Year-on-year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY –0.3 –1.1 0.9 0.8
CZ: Manufacturing –1.0 –1.0 0.6 0.1
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –2.1 –0.5 –1.1 –2.0
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –8.1 –4.4 3.0 7.5
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods –1.6 –0.1 –0.4 1.7
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –0.1 –1.9 2.3 4.4
(C5): Other manufacturing –0.6 –1.1 0.9 –0.8
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 4.4 –2.2 3.1 5.7
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –3.4 –1.4 –0.9 –0.2
  • (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] Jan. 2017 Jan. / Dec. Dec. / Nov. Quarter-on-quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 101.6 –0.3 –1.1 0.9
CZ: Manufacturing 101.7 –1.0 –1.0 0.6
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 98.1 –2.1 –0.5 –1.1
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 85.5 –8.1 –4.4 3.0
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 100.5 –1.6 –0.1 –0.4
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 107.1 4.1 –3.2 1.4
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 87.2 –5.5 –2.5 1.5
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 101.7 –5.1 4.4 –3.0
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 113.3 –0.1 –1.9 2.3
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 104.2 –3.7 0.8 3.2
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 122.3 3.1 –4.1 1.5
(C5): Other manufacturing 100.9 –0.6 –1.1 0.9
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 89.5 –1.8 –0.5 –2.0
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 83.7 –0.9 –0.8 –1.2
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 119.7 –2.2 1.2 1.6
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 121.5 4.0 –1.7 8.7
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 96.1 –2.8 –0.7 0.1
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 95.1 –0.1 –2.3 0.4
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 98.3 –0.9 –1.3 –1.3
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 100.9 4.4 –2.2 3.1
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 86.5 –8.8 –3.2 –1.2
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 101.8 6.1 –2.4 3.8
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 104.2 0.1 0.4 0.4
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 85.6 –3.4 –1.4 –0.9
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 103.3 –0.2 –1.7 0.2
Intermediate goods 97.9 –2.5 –0.7 0.6
Consumer durables 103.6 –3.9 5.0 –1.8
Consumer non-durables 104.6 –0.1 –0.7 1.4
Energy 100.7 4.6 –2.2 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 January, output continued to decline in “other manufacturing” (−0.6% after −1.1%)

Output diminished sharply in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products and other non-metallic mineral products (−2.8%), in chemicals (−2.2%), in other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment (−0.9%) and in textiles, clothing and footwear (−1.8%). By contrast, it bounced back in pharmaceuticals (+4.0%).

Output went down sharply in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−2.1% after −0.5%)

Output shrank markedly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−2.1% after −0.5%), in particular in that of other food products.

Output fell sharply in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−1.6% after −0.1%)

Output fell back sharply in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (−5.1% after +4.4%) and diminished strongly in the manufacture of electrical equipment (−5.5% after −2.5%). By contrast, it bounced back in that of computer, electronic and optical products (+4.1% after −3.2%).

Output dropped further in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−8.1% after −4.4%)

Output dropped sharply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−8.1%), following a fall already significant in December (−4.4%).

Output was virtually stable in the manufacture of transport equipment (−0.1% after −1.9%)

The sharp fall in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (−3.7% after +0.8%) was offset by a strong rebound in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+3.1% after −4.1%).

Output surged in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management (+4.4% after −2.2%)

Output picked up markedly in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply due to a cold spell in January.

Tableau3a – Revision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations
Dec. / Nov. Nov. / Oct. Oct. / Sept. Q4 2016 / Q3 2016 2016 / 2015
Industry (BE) –0.21 –0.03 0.26 –0.01 –0.14
raw serie –0.07 0.13 0.05 0.05 –0.12
SA-WDA parameters –0.14 –0.16 0.21 –0.06 –0.02
Manufacturing (CZ) –0.21 0.05 0.22 –0.05 –0.17
raw serie –0.07 0.14 0.06 0.06 –0.13
SA-WDA parameters –0.14 –0.09 0.16 –0.11 –0.04
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation in output between November 2016 and December 2016 is revised by −0.21 points, −0.07 are due to the revision of the raw series and −0.14 to the updating of the SA-WDA parameters and models.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SOeS