In June 2017, manufacturing output fell back (−0.9%)Industrial production index - June 2017

In June 2017, output fell back in the manufacturing industry (−0.9% after +2.0% in May), as well as in the whole industry (−1.1% after +1.9%).

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Paru le : 10/08/2017
Prochaine parution le : 08/09/2017 at 08:45 - July 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 June 2017, output fell back in the manufacturing industry (−0.9% after +2.0% in May), as well as in the whole industry (−1.1% after +1.9%).

Manufacturing output grew sharply over the second quarter of 2017 (+1.3%)

Over the second quarter of 2017, manufacturing output went up sharply in the manufacturing industry (+1.3%) as well as in the overall industry (+1.2%).

Output increased in all branches. It grew markedly in “other manufacturing” (+1.3%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+2.5%) and more moderately in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.6%). It bounced back in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+9.6%). Finally, it increased slightly in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.4%) and in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+0.3%).

Over a year, manufacturing output also rose sharply (+2.4%)

Manufacturing output of the second quarter increased sharply compared to the same quarter of 2016 (+2.4% y-o-y). It also went up in the whole industry (+1.9% y-o-y).

Over a year, output increased in most branches such as “other manufacturing” (+2.0%), manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+4.9%), manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.5%) and manufacture of transport equipment (+1.3%). It soared in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+18.2%). However, it shrank in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (−1.2%).

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, SDES

Tableau1a – Variation in the Industrial Production

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation in the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17) June / May May / April Q-o-Q change (1) Year-on-year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY –1.1 1.9 1.2 1.9
CZ: Manufacturing –0.9 2.0 1.3 2.4
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –0.7 1.6 0.6 1.5
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 4.4 2.1 9.6 18.2
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods –2.7 1.5 2.5 4.9
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –4.4 8.0 0.4 1.3
(C5): Other manufacturing 0.2 1.0 1.3 2.0
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –2.2 0.7 0.3 –1.2
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –0.6 –0.8 1.2 5.0
  • (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, SDES

Tableau2a – Variation in the Industrial Production

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation in the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 or A64] June 2017 June / May May / April Quarter-on-quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 102.9 –1.1 1.9 1.2
CZ: Manufacturing 104.2 –0.9 2.0 1.3
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 101.4 –0.7 1.6 0.6
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 92.7 4.4 2.1 9.6
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 102.7 –2.7 1.5 2.5
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 112.9 –2.1 4.7 3.0
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 88.4 –4.2 4.7 1.2
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 100.8 –2.4 –3.5 2.6
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 113.8 –4.4 8.0 0.4
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 105.7 –3.6 10.4 0.5
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 121.9 –5.2 6.1 0.3
(C5): Other manufacturing 103.6 0.2 1.0 1.3
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 90.7 –1.2 2.7 2.8
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 87.4 0.0 0.5 1.7
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 123.1 –1.0 1.9 2.2
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 123.8 3.0 –0.7 5.8
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 100.7 –1.4 2.4 1.0
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 97.9 –0.4 1.2 1.2
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 99.6 1.4 0.2 –1.4
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 94.4 –2.2 0.7 0.3
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 94.3 –2.3 2.1 1.8
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 93.0 –2.6 0.7 0.4
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 105.7 1.1 0.2 –1.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 89.1 –0.6 –0.8 1.2
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 105.1 –1.8 2.7 0.5
Intermediate goods 101.1 –0.9 2.1 1.3
Consumer durables 105.4 –2.3 –0.5 1.4
Consumer non-durables 107.4 0.1 1.3 2.4
Energy 93.9 –1.9 0.7 0.6
  • (1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
  • (2) Main industrial groupings: definition in Commission regulation EC of 14 June 2007
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SDES

In June, output fell back strongly in the manufacture of transport equipment (−4.4% after +8.0%)

After a clear rebound in May, output slipped back markedly in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−5.2% after +6.1%) and in that of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (−3.6% after +10.4%).

It declined sharply in machinery and equipment (−2.7% after +1.5%)

Output diminished again in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (−2.4% after −3.5%). It fell back in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (−2.1% after +4.7%) and in that of electrical equipment (−4.2% after +4.7%).

Output shrank markedly in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management (−2.2% after +0.7%)

Output dropped in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (−2.6% after +0.7%) and in quarrying (−2.3% after +2.1%) contrarily to water and waste management (+1.1% after +0.2%).

Output slipped back in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−0.7% after +1.6%)

Output fell back in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−0.7% after +1.6%), in particular for “other food products”.

Output grew slightly in “other manufacturing” (+0.2% after +1.0%)

Output grew sharply in pharmaceuticals (+3.0%) and in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+1.4%). Conversely, it slipped back in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products and other non-metallic mineral products (−1.4%), in chemicals (−1.0%), in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (−0.4%) and in that of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and footwear (−1.2%).

Output accelerated in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+4.4% after +2.1%)

Output went up further in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+4.4% after +2.1%), with the restart of a refinery after industrial action.

Tableau3a – Revision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations
May / April April / March March / Feb. Q1 2017 / Q4 2016 2016 / 2015
Industry (BE) –0.02 0.02 0.03 –0.03 0.00
raw serie 0.05 –0.13 0.13 0.02 0.00
SA-WDA parameters –0.07 0.15 –0.10 –0.05 0.00
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.01 0.00 0.06 0.01 0.00
raw serie 0.08 –0.14 0.14 0.02 0.00
SA-WDA parameters –0.07 0.14 –0.08 –0.01 0.00
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation between April 2017 and May 2017 is revised by +0.01 points, +0.08 points are due to the revision of the raw series and −0.07 points to the updating of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SDES