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10 mai 2019
N° 2019-

In March 2019, manufacturing output decreased (-1.0%)Industrial production index - March 2019

In March 2019, output slipped back in the manufacturing industry (−1.0% after +0.8% in January) and in the whole industry (−0.9% after a virtual stability).

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Paru le : 10/05/2019
Prochaine parution le : 07/06/2019 at 08:45 - April 2019
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 March 2019, output slipped back in the manufacturing industry (−1.0% after +0.8% in January) and in the whole industry (−0.9% after a virtual stability).

Manufacturing output increased over the last three months (+1.1%)

Manufacturing output increased over the last quarter (+1.1%), as well as in the whole industry (+0.9%).

Over the last quarter, output kept growing in most branches: in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+3.2%), in “other manufacturing” (+0.8%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.8%), in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+4.1%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+0.2%). It was virtually stable in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (−0.1%).

Monthly Industrial Production Indices

Monthly Industrial Production Indices ()
(C1) (C3) (C4) (C5) CZ
2014-01 99.51 99.45 96.94 98.13 98.34
2014-02 100.85 102.04 96.52 100.18 99.96
2014-03 98.5 102.1 97.28 99.64 99.45
2014-04 100.58 99.29 97.72 99.94 99.58
2014-05 98.7 96.17 94.56 96.78 96.61
2014-06 99.09 100.04 99.04 98.88 99.03
2014-07 99.54 101.22 102.78 99.47 100.13
2014-08 98.78 94.46 99.68 98.74 98.22
2014-09 99.97 98.94 97.14 99.57 99.19
2014-10 98.91 97.2 97.59 97.99 97.96
2014-11 97.63 98.2 92.4 97.58 96.95
2014-12 99.14 103.58 98.58 98.6 99.44
2015-01 99.06 98.26 98.91 99.21 99.04
2015-02 98.28 97.28 102.12 99.39 99.35
2015-03 100.16 98.65 100.0 99.54 99.77
2015-04 99.73 99.8 96.89 99.79 99.41
2015-05 100.25 103.57 100.27 100.46 100.84
2015-06 100.81 102.4 99.59 99.47 100.02
2015-07 100.37 96.51 97.02 99.3 98.67
2015-08 99.81 100.71 102.74 99.91 100.26
2015-09 100.7 104.26 102.56 100.05 101.17
2015-10 100.35 101.69 102.12 99.96 100.63
2015-11 99.89 99.14 98.68 100.54 99.95
2015-12 100.62 97.72 99.09 102.38 100.88
2016-01 101.08 100.73 106.47 102.26 102.39
2016-02 99.93 101.03 105.2 99.88 100.79
2016-03 99.53 97.73 102.31 99.28 99.55
2016-04 98.19 99.42 108.0 99.97 100.75
2016-05 97.43 99.01 103.88 100.46 100.01
2016-06 97.31 96.33 104.25 99.35 98.93
2016-07 98.48 97.3 101.87 100.07 99.68
2016-08 99.52 101.91 105.06 101.35 101.62
2016-09 100.06 99.85 101.43 100.19 100.28
2016-10 99.18 97.19 104.25 98.66 99.35
2016-11 99.95 102.08 106.29 102.49 102.65
2016-12 99.93 99.73 104.76 100.5 100.95
2017-01 97.64 99.13 104.85 100.34 100.28
2017-02 99.33 101.57 103.79 101.05 101.07
2017-03 99.48 102.3 109.54 102.4 102.76
2017-04 98.69 102.88 102.45 102.26 101.78
2017-05 99.88 105.51 110.37 103.49 104.08
2017-06 99.9 103.19 106.38 102.6 102.79
2017-07 99.55 104.32 109.18 103.32 103.56
2017-08 100.1 102.03 115.43 102.08 103.47
2017-09 99.54 103.36 112.74 103.86 104.18
2017-10 99.08 107.72 112.72 105.56 105.64
2017-11 99.32 104.2 115.64 105.3 105.48
2017-12 97.95 107.54 113.91 105.91 105.78
2018-01 98.6 105.75 112.51 102.9 103.82
2018-02 98.19 104.45 108.27 102.86 102.96
2018-03 98.68 106.8 107.9 104.44 104.15
2018-04 98.94 103.09 113.01 103.91 103.97
2018-05 99.02 104.0 110.34 103.23 103.23
2018-06 98.24 103.18 114.06 103.89 104.06
2018-07 97.26 104.95 117.13 103.36 104.3
2018-08 97.97 105.32 112.67 104.62 104.58
2018-09 96.48 102.84 111.63 103.53 103.25
2018-10 97.25 106.35 111.6 104.65 104.47
2018-11 96.73 104.19 114.08 103.01 103.41
2018-12 97.29 102.55 117.81 103.05 103.82
2019-01 97.61 108.47 113.72 104.13 104.83
2019-02 97.3 106.87 116.31 105.55 105.66
2019-03 97.07 107.83 116.26 103.49 104.62
  • Légend: CZ: Manufacturing - (C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages - (C3): Machinery and equipment goods - (C4): Manufacture of transport equipment - (C5): Other manufacturing.

Monthly Industrial Production Indices

  • Légend: 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.

Over a year, manufacturing output went up again (+1.3%)

Manufacturing output of the last quarter increased compared to the same quarter a year ago (+1.3%), as well as in the whole industry (+0.5%).

Over a year, quarter’s output increased sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (+5.4%), and more moderatly in “other manufacturing” (+1.0%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+1.9%). On the contrary, it decreased strongly in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (−4.1%) and more moderately in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−1.2%) and in coke and refined petroleum products (−0.5%).

Variation in the Industrial Production

2015 based, SA–WDA changes in %
Variation in the Industrial Production (2015 based, SA–WDA changes in %)
NA : A10, (A17) March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Q–o–Q change (1) Year-on-year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY –0.9 0.1 0.9 0.5
CZ: Manufacturing –1.0 0.8 1.1 1.3
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages –0.2 –0.3 0.2 –1.2
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products –1.9 0.5 4.1 –0.5
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 0.9 –1.5 3.2 1.9
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 0.0 2.3 0.8 5.4
(C5): Other manufacturing –2.0 1.4 0.8 1.0
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management –0.6 –3.6 –0.1 –4.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION –0.9 4.7 1.2 3.9
  • 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.
  • (1) Last three months / previous three months
  • (2) Last three months / same three months of previous year
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SDES

In march, output slipped back in “other manufacturing” (−2.0% after +1.4%)

Output slipped back markedly in pharmaceuticals (−10.1% after +4.2%), in chemicals (−4.7% after +3.7%) and more moderatly in other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment (−0.5% after +0.4%) and in manufacturing of rubber and plastics products, and other non−metallic mineral products (−0.5% after +1.8%). It was still decreasing in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (−0.8% after −3.7%). Conversely, it grew in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (+0.5% after a virtual stability) and in the manufacture of wood, paper and printing industries (+0.7% after +1.1%).

Output kept diminishing in mining and quarrying; energy; water supply (−0.6% after −3.6%)

Output slipped back particularly in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (−1.1% after −4.3%) because of milder temperatures in March 2019 than usual.

Output decreased sligthly again in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−0.2% after −0.3%)

The increase in the manufacture of prepared animal feeds and in the manufacture of vegetable and animal oils and fats did not offset the decrease in the manufacture of other food products, in the manufacture of beverages and in the processing and preserving of meat and production of meat products.

Output slipped back in petroleum and refined products (−1.9% after +0.5%)

Output slipped back in petroleum and refined products because of a technical stop due to an incident in a raffinery.

Output was virtually stable in the manufacture of transport equipment (after +2.3%)

Output slipped back in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi−trailers (−0.3% after a virtual stability) and slowed down in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+0.2% after +4.1%).

Output bounced back in machinery and equipment goods (+0.9% after −1.5%)

Output bounced back in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (+3.0% after −3.8%). It kept growing in the manufacture of electrical equipment (+0.5% after +0.5%). Conversely, it slipped back in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (−1.1% after a virtual stability).

Variation in the Industrial Production

2015 based, SA-WDA changes in %
Variation in the Industrial Production (2015 based, SA-WDA changes in %)
NA : A10, (A17), [A38 or A64] March 2019 March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Quarter-on-quarter change
BE: INDUSTRY 103.4 –0.9 0.1 0.9
CZ: Manufacturing 104.6 –1.0 0.8 1.1
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 97.1 –0.2 –0.3 0.2
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 95.1 –1.9 0.5 4.1
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 107.8 0.9 –1.5 3.2
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 115.1 3.0 –3.8 4.8
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 101.2 0.5 0.5 2.1
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 104.5 –1.1 0.0 2.2
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 116.3 0.0 2.3 0.8
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi–trailers 115.3 –0.3 0.1 4.0
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 117.1 0.2 4.1 –1.7
(C5): Other manufacturing 103.5 –2.0 1.4 0.8
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 92.4 –0.8 –3.7 –2.5
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 102.7 0.7 1.1 1.3
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 103.9 –4.7 3.7 1.2
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 102.7 –10.1 4.2 –3.2
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other nonmetallic mineral products 106.3 –0.5 1.8 1.4
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 104.3 0.5 0.0 0.1
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 103.4 –0.5 0.4 3.1
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 97.1 –0.6 –3.6 –0.1
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 112.1 3.4 3.4 3.3
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 96.3 –1.1 –4.3 –0.3
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 97.9 2.4 0.5 0.1
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 105.6 –0.9 4.7 1.2
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 109.9 –0.3 0.4 2.0
Intermediate goods 103.6 –0.2 0.7 1.6
Consumer durables 99.6 3.0 –0.7 –0.1
Consumer non-durables 100.0 –3 1.6 –0.7
Energy 96.3 –0.9 –3.6 0.0
  • (1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
  • 2) Main industrial groupings: definition in Commission regulation EC of 14 June 2007
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SDES

Revision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations ((in percentage point))
Feb. / Jan. Jan. / Dec. Dec. / Nov. Q4 2018 / Q3 2018 2018 / 2017
Industry (BE) –0.27 0.22 –0.08 –0.04 –0.02
raw serie –0.26 –0.02 0.12 0.06 –0.02
SA-WDA parameters –0.01 0.24 –0.20 –0.10 0.00
Manufacturing (CZ) –0.35 0.28 –0.10 –0.03 –0.02
raw serie –0.35 0.00 0.15 0.07 –0.02
SA–WDA parameters 0.00 0.28 –0.25 –0.10 0.00
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA–WDA variation between January 2019 and February is revised by −0.35 points are due exclusively to the revision of the raw series.
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SDES

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