In September 2017, the turnover in the manufacturing industry rose slightly (+0.2%)Turnover in industry and construction - September 2017

In September 2017, the turnover rose slightly in the manufacturing industry (+0.2 % after +0.4% in August). It recovered in export (+0.6% after −0.3%).

In industry as a whole, the turnover was virtually stable in September (+0.1% after +0.5% in August).

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Paru le : 30/11/2017
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The commentary shows variations of subsections by decreasing contribution to the overall evolution. The contribution of a subsection depends on the extent of the change and on its weight.

In September 2017, the turnover rose slightly in the manufacturing industry (+0.2 % after +0.4% in August). It recovered in export (+0.6% after −0.3%).

In industry as a whole, the turnover was virtually stable in September (+0.1% after +0.5% in August).

Sharp increase on the third quarter (+1.2%)

Over the third quarter, the turnover rose sharply in the manufacturing industry (+1.2%) as in industry as a whole (+1.3%). In the manufacturing industry, the turnover grew strongly in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.5%). It rose also in “other manufacturing” (+0.8%), in the machinery and equipment goods (+1.9%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.4%). Conversely, it fell in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−1.5%).

Strong growth compared to the previous year (+6.3%)

In the manufacturing industry, the turnover rose sharply from the same three months of the previous year (+6.3%). This growth was also marked in industry as a whole (+7.1%) due to the strong increase in the mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management (+11.2%). Over this period, the turnover rose sharply in every main sectors of the manufacturing industry − “other manufacturing” (+6.0%), the manufacture of transport equipment (+8.3%), the manufacture of food products and beverages (+4.2%), the machinery and equipment sector (+6.2%) and the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+10.7%).

Graph1 – Turnover in manufacturing industry

  • Sources: DGFiP, 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 (1) Sept./ Aug. Aug./ July q-o-q (2) y-o-y (3)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 0.1 0.5 1.3 7.1
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8346 0.2 0.4 1.2 6.3
Of which Exports 2677 0.6 −0.3 1.5 7.2
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1685 −1.6 2.1 0.4 4.2
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 561 5.7 −0.2 −1.5 10.7
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 953 −1.1 2.7 1.9 6.2
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1265 3.8 −3.5 3.5 8.3
(C5): Other manufacturing 3881 −0.5 0.6 0.8 6.0
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 1654 −0.4 0.9 1.6 11.2
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 −0.6 3.1 −0.1 6.7
  • (1) 10000=B...E and F
  • (2) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • (3) Year-on-year: last three months / same three months of previous year
  • The codes correspond to different levels of aggregation of the french aggregated classification of activites (NA 2008).
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

Sharp rebound in transport equipment (+3.8%)

The turnover in the manufacture of transport equipment recovered sharply in September (+3.8% after −3.5% in August). This rebound was driven by the manufacture of other transport equipment (+4.7% after −4.8%) and the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+2.8% after −2.0%). It was also very marked in export sales (+6.8% after −6.9%).

Sharp increase in coke and refined petroleum products (+5.7%)

The turnover in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products bounced back sharply in September (+5.7% after −0.2% in August).

Downturn in food products and beverages (−1.6%)

In September, the turnover in the manufacture of food products and beverages fell back (−1.6% after +2.1% in August). It also slipped back in export sales (−2.2% after +2.9%).

Moderate decrease in “other manufacturing” (−0.5%)

The turnover in “other manufacturing” edged down in September (−0.5% after +0.6% in August). It fell again in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (−1.5% after −2.6%). It decreased in the manufacture of textiles (−1.6%) after a stability in August. It fell back in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipement (−0.7% after 1.1%) as well as in the manufacture of rubber and plastic products (−0.3% after +1.2%) and in the manufacture of wood and paper products (−0.7% after +1.5%). Conversely, it rose again in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+1.6% after +2.4%) and to a lesser extent in the other manufacturing (+0.2% after +1.3%). In export sales, the turnover fell back in “other manufacturing” (−1.2% after +2.1%).

Contraction in machinery and equipment (−1.1%)

In September, the turnover in machinery and equipment slipped back (−1.1% after +2.7%). It fell back sharply in the manufacture of electrical equipment (−2.9% after +5.5%) and to a lesser extent in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (−0.7% after +2.1%) and in the manufacture of other machinery and equipment (−0.3% after +1.6%). The turnover in machinery and equipment also fell back in export sales (−1.9% after +1.4%).

Revisions

The variation in the turnover index in August 2017 has been raised by 0.1 points in the manufacturing industry, at 0.4% instead of 0.3%, and in industry as a whole, at 0.5% instead of 0.4%.

Table2 – Indices of turnover in industry and construction

SA-WDA, based year 2010
Indices of turnover in industry and construction
Change in %
Industries: Weight (1) Sept. 2017 Sept./ Aug. Aug./ July q-o-q (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 10000 116.4 0.1 0.5 1.3
CZ: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 8346 113.6 0.2 0.4 1.2
of which Exports 2677 120.7 0.6 –0.3 1.5
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 1685 118.7 –1.6 2.1 0.4
of which Exports 285 125.4 –2.2 2.9 −0.7
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 561 78.8 5.7 −0.2 −1.5
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 953 110.9 −1.1 2.7 1.9
of which Exports 469 108.1 −1.9 1.4 1.7
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 306 109.8 −0.7 2.1 3.5
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 245 103.6 −2.9 5.5 1.0
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 402 116.2 −0.3 1.6 1.2
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 1265 133.6 3.8 −3.5 3.5
of which Exports 617 140.0 6.8 −6.9 2.2
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 702 111.2 2.8 −2.0 2.8
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 562 161.6 4.7 −4.8 4.1
(C5): Other manufacturing 3881 110.5 −0.5 0.6 0.8
of which Exports 1237 116.2 −1.2 2.1 1.1
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 188 111.6 −1.6 0.0 0.5
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 436 100.6 −0.7 1.5 0.8
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 745 106.2 −1.5 −2.6 0.8
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 304 118.3 1.6 2.4 0.5
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 629 108.9 −0.3 1.2 0.8
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 926 109.4 −0.7 1.1 1.4
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 653 121.2 0.2 1.3 0.3
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy, water supply, sewerage, waste management 1654 130.5 −0.4 0.9 1.6
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 70 95.1 1.5 1.0 −0.3
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 1205 134.9 −0.8 1.2 1.2
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 379 122.7 0.8 0.0 3.2
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 10000 111.3 −0.6 3.1 −0.1
  • (1) 10000=B...E and F
  • (2) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

Table3 – Revision of variations

(in point %)
Revision of variations
Aug./ July July/ June June/ May Q2 2017/ Q1 2017 2016/ 2015
Industry (BE) 0.02 0.22 0.02 0.02 0.00
raw serie 0.00 0.19 −0.08 −0.02 0.00
SA-WDA parameters 0.02 0.03 0.10 0.04 0.00
Manufacturing industry (CZ) 0.05 0.26 0.03 0.06 0.00
raw serie −0.10 0.22 −0.10 −0.02 0.00
SA-WDA parameters 0.15 0.04 0.13 0.08 0.00
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing, the SA-WDA variation between July and August 2017 is revised by +0.05 points: −0.10 points are due to the raw series' revision and +0.15 points to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE