In September 2017, manufacturing output increased slightly (+0.4%)Industrial production index - September 2017

In September 2017, output bounced back slightly in the manufacturing industry (+0.4% after −0.3% in August) and in the whole industry (+0.6% after −0.2%).

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Paru le : 10/11/2017
Prochaine parution le : 08/12/2017 at 08:45 - October 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 2017, output bounced back slightly in the manufacturing industry (+0.4% after −0.3% in August) and in the whole industry (+0.6% after −0.2%).

Manufacturing output grew over the third quarter of 2017 (+0.6%)

Over the third quarter of 2017, output increased in the manufacturing industry (+0.6%) as well as in the overall industry (+0.6%).

Output grew strongly in the manufacture of transport equipment (+4.8%). It went up in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+1.0%) and more moderately in “other manufacturing” (+0.2%). It remained stable in the manufacture of food products and beverages. Conversely, it decreased in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−0.9%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−2.1%).

Over a year, manufacturing output expanded sharply (+2.7%)

Manufacturing output of the third quarter of 2017 increased markedly compared to the same quarter of 2016 (+2.7%), as well as in the whole industry (+2.7%).

Over a year, output rose markedly in “other manufacturing” (+2.1%). It soared in the manufacture of transport equipment (+8.7%). It increased sharply in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+2.9%) and in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+2.3%), and more slightly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.4%). On the contrary, it diminished in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−0.8%).

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) Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Q-o-Q change (1) Year-on-year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 0.6 –0.2 0.6 2.7
CZ: Manufacturing 0.4 –0.3 0.6 2.7
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.4
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 0.4 –0.1 –2.1 –0.8
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 0.1 –0.9 –0.9 2.9
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –4.3 5.3 4.8 8.7
(C5): Other manufacturing 1.7 –1.6 0.2 2.1
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1.8 –0.1 1.0 2.3
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –0.6 0.0 –0.3 1.0
  • (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] Sept. 2017 Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July Quarter-on-quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 103.8 0.6 –0.2 0.6
CZ: Manufacturing 104.8 0.4 –0.3 0.6
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 101.7 0.3 0.5 0.0
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 87.8 0.4 –0.1 –2.1
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 102.9 0.1 –0.9 –0.9
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 112.3 0.9 –1.5 –0.3
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 86.7 2.4 –2.4 –2.4
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 102.9 –1.7 0.3 –0.9
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 118.8 –4.3 5.3 4.8
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 109.6 3.8 –2.6 2.7
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 127.9 –10.3 12.1 6.6
(C5): Other manufacturing 103.5 1.7 –1.6 0.2
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 85.8 –3.1 0.0 –2.1
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 87.2 –0.1 0.9 0.0
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 125.9 0.7 1.8 0.6
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 117.4 12.1 –13.9 –4.6
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 102.9 1.2 –1.0 1.4
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 98.5 –1.0 1.4 1.3
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 99.5 1.5 –1.1 1.2
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 97.6 1.8 –0.1 1.0
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 93.4 –0.1 –2.1 0.0
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 97.6 2.3 –0.3 1.9
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 100.4 –0.2 3.3 –4.8
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 89.1 –0.6 0.0 –0.3
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 106.3 –1.4 1.4 1.6
Intermediate goods 102.3 0.2 0.5 1.0
Consumer durables 112.0 5.4 –5.3 3.0
Consumer non-durables 105.6 2.9 –3.3 –1.5
Energy 97.0 1.9 0.1 0.9
  • (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 September, output bounced back in “other manufacturing” (+1.7% after −1.6%)

Output recovered strongly in pharmaceuticals (+12.1% after −13.9%). It picked up in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+1.5%) and in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products and other non-metallic mineral products (+1.2%). It grew again in chemicals (+0.7%). Conversely, it slipped back in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (−1.0%) and in textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (−3.1%). It remained virtually stable in wood, paper and printing industries (−0.1%).

Output rose in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management (+1.8% after −0.1%)

Output went up sharply in electricity, gas (+2.3%) after a slight fall in August (−0.3%).

Output grew again in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.3% after +0.5%)

Output rose further in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.3% after +0.5%) due to the manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery.

Output was virtually stable in machinery and equipment goods (+0.1% after −0.9%)

Output bounced back in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+2.4% after −2.4%) and in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+0.9% after −1.5%). Conversely, it fell back in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (−1.7% after +0.3%).

Output grew slightly in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+0.4%)

Output increased slightly in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+0.4%) after a virtual stability in August.

Output slipped back in the manufacture of transport equipment (−4.3% after +5.3%)

Output slipped back markedly in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−10.3% after +12.1%). By contrast, it bounced back in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+3.8% after −2.6%).

Tableau3a – Revision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations
Aug. / July July / June June / May Q2 2017 / Q1 2017 2016 / 2015
Industry (BE) 0.08 0.00 0.04 –0.01 0.05
raw serie 0.10 0.07 –0.03 –0.03 0.05
SA-WDA parameters –0.02 –0.07 0.07 0.02 0.00
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.11 –0.01 0.04 0.00 0.06
raw serie 0.12 0.07 –0.03 –0.02 0.05
SA-WDA parameters –0.01 –0.08 0.07 0.02 0.01
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation between July 2017 and August 2017 is revised by +0.11 points, +0.12 points are due to the revision of the raw series and −0.01 points to the updating of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SDES