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9 novembre 2018
N° 2018-293

In September 2018, manufacturing output decreased (−2.1% )Industrial production index - September 2018

In September 2018, output decreased sharply in the manufacturing industry (−2.1% after +0.4% in August), as well as in the whole industry (−1.8% after +0.2%).

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Please note: all 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 2018, output decreased sharply in the manufacturing industry (−2.1% after +0.4% in August), as well as in the whole industry (−1.8% after +0.2%).

Manufacturing output increased over the last three months (+0.5%)

Manufacturing output increased over the last quarter (+0.5%), as well as in the whole industry (+0.7%).

Over the last quarter, output increased strongly in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+2.1%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.0%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+1.4%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+13.2%). It increased slightly in “other manufacturing” (+0.2%). Conversely, it diminished in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−1.8%).

Over a year, manufacturing output increased (+0.9%)

Manufacturing output of the last quarter increased compared to the same quarter of 2017 (+0.9%), as well as in the whole industry (+0.8%).

Over a year, output of the quarter expanded in “other manufacturing” (+0.9%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+2.6%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.2%). On the contrary, it kept decreasing in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−2.0%). It was virtually stable in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (−0.1%). At last, it diminished in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−0.6%).

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

2015 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 –1.8 0.2 0.7 0.8
CZ: Manufacturing –2.1 0.4 0.5 0.9
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –1.4 0.5 –1.8 –2.0
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 0.9 –1.3 13.2 –0.6
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods –3.5 1.1 1.4 2.6
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment –3.8 –3.1 2.0 2.2
(C5): Other manufacturing –1.5 1.3 0.2 0.9
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –0.1 –1.3 2.1 –0.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 3.8 0.0 1.9 1.4
  • (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

2015 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation in the Industrial Production
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 or A64] Sept. 2018 Sept. / Aug. Aug. / August Quarter-on-quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 102.6 –1.8 0.2 0.7
CZ: Manufacturing 103.1 –2.1 0.4 0.5
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 96.3 –1.4 0.5 –1.8
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 98.2 0.9 –1.3 13.2
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 103.2 –3.5 1.1 1.4
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 110.5 –1.8 2.8 2.5
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 95.7 –3.9 0.9 –1.7
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 100.5 –4.9 –0.5 2.0
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 110.6 –3.8 –3.1 2.0
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 108.8 –0.3 –5.2 –1.1
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 112.0 –6.2 –1.5 4.4
(C5): Other manufacturing 103.1 –1.5 1.3 0.2
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 91.3 –5.8 –0.3 0.7
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 99.5 –0.5 0.6 –1.1
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 105.1 –1.1 5.1 –2.1
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 107.2 –1.2 –3.5 1.4
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products 106.2 –0.8 0.0 0.5
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 102.4 –1.1 1.0 0.2
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 101.6 –2.2 2.8 1.3
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 100.3 –0.1 –1.3 2.1
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 104.7 –1.8 0.4 0.6
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 100.2 –0.3 –1.4 2.1
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 98.6 3.8 –0.9 2.9
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 106.5 3.8 0.0 1.9
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 106.6 –2.8 –0.4 1.8
Intermediate goods 101.8 –1.0 1.6 –0.9
Consumer durables 96.3 –6.3 2.9 –0.5
Consumer non-durables 100.3 –2.3 0.0 –0.2
Energy 99.9 0.1 –1.3 2.8
  • (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 slipped back in “other manufacturing” (−1.5% after +1.3%)

Output declined in other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment (−2.2% after +2.8%), in textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (−5.8% after −0.3%), in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (−1.1% after +1.0%) and in chemicals (−1.1% after +5.1%). Output decreased also in rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (−0.8% after a virtual stability), in pharmaceuticals (−1.2% after −3.5%) and in the manufacture of wood, paper and printing industries (−0.5% after +0.6%).

Output continued to shrink in the manufacture of transport equipment (−3.8% after −3.1%)

Output went down again markedly in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−6.2% after −1.5%). It decreased slightly in motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers too (−0.3% after −5.2%).

Output slipped back in machinery and equipment goods (−3.5% after +1.1%)

Output continued to diminish in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (–4.9% after –0.5%). It slipped back in that of electrical equipment (–3.9% after +0.9%) and in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (–1.8% after +2.8%).

Output slipped back in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−1.4% after +0.5%)

Output slipped back particularly in the manufacture of soft drinks; production of mineral waters and other bottled waters.

Output was virtually stable in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply (−0.1% after −1.3%)

Output was virtually stable in the sector.

Output bounced back in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+0.9% after −1.3%)

Output grew up in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products after a decrease in august.

Tableau3aRevision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations
Aug. / July July / June June / May Q2 2018 / Q1 2018 2017 / 2016
Industry (BE) –0.15 0.09 –0.08 –0.07 0.02
raw serie –0.19 0.09 0.00 0.00 0.02
SA-WDA parameters 0.04 0.00 –0.08 –0.07 0.00
Manufacturing (CZ) –0.16 0.09 –0.07 –0.10 0.02
raw serie –0.19 0.11 0.01 0.00 0.02
SA-WDA parameters 0.03 –0.02 –0.08 –0.10 0.00
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation between July 2018 and August 2018 is revised by –0.16 points, –0.19 points are due to the revision of the raw series and +0.03 points to the updating of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SDES

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