Insee conjoncture
8 décembre 2017
N° 2017-323

In October 2017, manufacturing output grew sharply (+2.7%)Industrial production index - October 2017

In October 2017, output grew sharply in the manufacturing industry (+2.7% after +0.6% in September) as well as in the whole industry (+1.9% after +0.8%).

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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 October 2017, output grew sharply in the manufacturing industry (+2.7% after +0.6% in September) as well as in the whole industry (+1.9% after +0.8%).

Manufacturing output increased strongly over the last three months (+1.2%)

Over the last three months, output increased in the manufacturing industry (+1.2%) as well as in the overall industry (+1.1%).

Output went up strongly in “other manufacturing” (+1.1%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+3.8%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+0.9%) and more moderately in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+0.5%). Conversely, it decreased slightly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−0.3%) and more sharply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−3.9%).

Over a year, manufacturing output expanded significantly (+3.7%)

Manufacturing output of the last three months increased strongly compared to the same months of 2016 (+3.7%), as well as in the whole industry (+3.2%).

Over a year, output rose sharply in “other manufacturing” (+3.7%). It soared in the manufacture of transport equipment (+9.0%). It increased strongly in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+3.4%). It was virtually stable in the manufacture of food products and beverages and in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply. Conversely, it fell sharply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−2.2%).

Graphique1aMonthly 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

Tableau1aVariation in the Industrial Production

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation in the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17) Oct. / Sept. Sept. / Aug. Q-o-Q change (1) Year-on-year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 1.9 0.8 1.1 3.2
CZ: Manufacturing 2.7 0.6 1.2 3.7
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 0.0 –0.4 –0.3 0.1
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –3.4 0.1 –3.9 –2.2
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 6.1 0.1 0.9 3.4
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 1.9 –3.8 3.8 9.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 2.7 2.1 1.1 3.7
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –3.4 1.9 0.5 0.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –0.3 –0.2 –0.1 0.9
  • (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

Tableau2aVariation in the Industrial Production

2010 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation in the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 or A64] Oct. 2017 Oct. / Sept. Sept. / Aug. Quarter-on-quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 106.0 1.9 0.8 1.1
CZ: Manufacturing 107.9 2.7 0.6 1.2
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 101.0 0.0 –0.4 –0.3
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 84.3 –3.4 0.1 –3.9
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 109.2 6.1 0.1 0.9
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 116.1 3.5 1.0 –0.1
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 88.0 0.9 2.6 –1.8
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 114.7 11.7 –2.1 3.3
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 121.7 1.9 –3.8 3.8
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 117.1 5.7 4.8 2.6
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 126.3 –1.5 –10.1 4.9
(C5): Other manufacturing 107.0 2.7 2.1 1.1
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 88.1 2.5 –1.7 –2.7
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 87.5 0.4 –0.1 0.5
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 129.8 2.7 0.9 2.6
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 129.2 8.2 14.4 –2.7
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 106.1 2.6 1.7 1.5
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 98.9 0.2 –1.0 1.3
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 103.3 2.9 1.6 2.4
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 94.2 –3.4 1.9 0.5
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 97.6 4.7 –0.5 0.1
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 92.4 –5.2 2.4 0.6
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 106.5 5.5 –0.3 0.3
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 89.4 –0.3 –0.2 –0.1
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 111.9 4.6 –1.2 2.8
Intermediate goods 104.1 1.5 0.4 1.3
Consumer durables 103.0 –7.0 4.3 –0.7
Consumer non-durables 108.5 2.6 3.2 –1.0
Energy 93.1 –3.9 2.0 0.3
  • (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 October, output sped up markedly in “other manufacturing” (+2.7% after +2.1%)

Output soared again in pharmaceuticals (+8.2%). It grew strongly in other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment (+2.9%), in chemicals (+2.7%), in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products and other non-metallic mineral products (+2.6%) and in textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (+2.5%). It went up more moderately in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (+0.2%) and in wood, paper and printing industries (+0.4%).

Output grew strongly in machinery and equipment goods (+6.1% after +0.1%)

Output surged in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (+11.7%). It accelerated in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+3.5%) and went up again in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+0.9%).

Output bounced back in the manufacture of transport equipment (+1.9% after −3.8%)

Output gained momentum in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+5.7% after +4.8%). By contrast, it decreased again in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−1.5% after −10.1%).

Output was stable in the manufacture of food products and beverages (after −0.4%)

Output remained stable in the manufacture of food products and beverages, as a rebound in the manufacture of beverages was set off, in particular, by a decrease in the processing and preserving of meat and production of meat products.

Output fell back in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply (−3.4% after +1.9%)

Output dropped in electricity, gas (−5.2% after +2.4%) due to warmer than average temperatures in October.

Output fell in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−3.4% after +0.1%)

Output diminished in coke and refined petroleum productions (−3.4%) after remaining practically stable in September (+0.1%).

Tableau3aRevision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations
Sept. / Aug. Aug. / July July / June Q3 2017 / Q2 2017 2016 / 2015
Industry (BE) 0.17 0.05 –0.04 0.10 0.01
raw serie 0.01 0.05 –0.05 –0.02 0.02
SA-WDA parameters 0.16 0.00 0.01 0.12 –0.01
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.19 0.06 –0.04 0.12 0.02
raw serie 0.06 0.05 –0.05 0.00 0.02
SA-WDA parameters 0.13 0.01 0.01 0.12 0.00
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation between August 2017 and September 2017 is revised by +0.19 points, +0.06 points are due to the revision of the raw series and +0.13 points to the updating of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SDES

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