Informations rapides
10 July 2020
2020 - n° 173
In May 2020, manufacturing output bounced back (+22.0%)Industrial production index - May 2020

In May 2020, output bounced back in the manufacturing industry (+22.0%, after −22.3% in April), as well as in the whole industry (+19.6%, after −20.6% in April). Compared to February (the last month before the start of the general lockdown), output fell by 23.4% in manufacturing and 21.2% in the whole industry.

Informations rapides
No 173
Paru le : Paru le 10/07/2020
Prochaine parution le : 05/10/2021 at 08:45 - August 2021
Please note:

The data on which INSEE usually relies to compile the construction production index could not be processed for both April and May. In order to produce an estimation, INSEE and the statistical service of the Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition (SDES) relied on auxiliary data. The treatments implemented are explained in the methodological note referenced in the “Documentation” section.

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 May 2020, output bounced back in the manufacturing industry (+22.0%, after −22.3% in April), as well as in the whole industry (+19.6%, after −20.6% in April). Compared to February (the last month before the start of the general lockdown), output fell by 23.4% in manufacturing and 21.2% in the whole industry.

Manufacturing output slumped over the last three months (−25.9%)

Over the last three months, manufacturing output plunged in manufacturing industry (−25.9%), as well as in the whole industry (−23.4%).

Over this period, output slumped in “other manufacturing”(−25.1%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (−50.7%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−27.7%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−27.8%). It decreased more moderately in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (−8.4%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−6.8%).

Monthly Industrial Production Indices

Monthly Industrial Production Indices ()
(C1) (C3) (C4) (C5) CZ
2015-01 98.92 98.36 98.44 99.28 99.0
2015-02 97.97 97.08 102.81 99.31 99.33
2015-03 100.26 98.68 100.32 99.58 99.85
2015-04 99.8 99.61 97.66 99.91 99.56
2015-05 100.39 103.01 99.66 100.47 100.7
2015-06 100.78 102.67 100.31 99.52 100.18
2015-07 100.66 96.68 96.52 99.25 98.65
2015-08 99.93 99.88 103.28 99.53 100.03
2015-09 100.91 104.38 102.59 100.23 101.31
2015-10 100.32 102.11 102.26 99.96 100.7
2015-11 99.74 98.61 97.05 100.57 99.65
2015-12 100.32 98.93 99.1 102.4 101.02
2016-01 100.84 100.13 107.39 102.48 102.52
2016-02 99.82 100.95 105.56 99.61 100.67
2016-03 99.95 98.54 102.64 99.33 99.81
2016-04 98.35 98.89 108.17 100.18 100.84
2016-05 97.62 98.97 103.2 100.46 99.93
2016-06 97.51 96.76 105.01 99.29 99.09
2016-07 99.08 97.39 100.47 99.99 99.55
2016-08 100.0 101.18 105.11 101.22 101.53
2016-09 100.4 100.02 101.75 100.34 100.47
2016-10 99.16 96.97 104.83 98.56 99.34
2016-11 100.02 102.03 104.51 102.52 102.43
2016-12 99.55 101.2 103.95 100.57 101.03
2017-01 97.58 99.05 106.53 100.61 100.63
2017-02 98.91 101.63 103.62 101.16 101.06
2017-03 98.9 102.33 109.13 102.54 102.68
2017-04 98.41 102.56 103.41 102.17 101.75
2017-05 99.45 106.12 109.44 103.59 104.0
2017-06 99.08 103.66 106.09 103.36 103.09
2017-07 99.79 104.44 109.48 103.5 103.74
2017-08 100.37 103.1 114.07 102.73 103.84
2017-09 99.63 103.36 112.45 104.06 104.26
2017-10 99.22 107.54 112.95 105.63 105.72
2017-11 99.89 103.7 113.43 105.79 105.5
2017-12 98.89 108.39 113.26 106.93 106.56
2018-01 98.21 104.64 113.25 103.2 103.84
2018-02 97.9 103.33 107.5 102.81 102.64
2018-03 99.11 105.24 107.04 104.92 104.14
2018-04 98.76 101.51 113.55 104.59 104.1
2018-05 99.16 102.54 109.61 103.0 102.72
2018-06 98.43 102.32 114.19 104.89 104.51
2018-07 98.12 104.22 116.6 103.68 104.38
2018-08 99.13 104.84 114.56 105.18 105.23
2018-09 97.35 102.0 111.88 104.27 103.72
2018-10 98.31 105.62 111.25 104.99 104.71
2018-11 97.13 103.16 112.34 104.3 103.81
2018-12 98.27 102.55 120.24 104.89 105.27
2019-01 99.42 106.68 114.94 105.41 105.73
2019-02 97.91 105.54 115.16 106.22 105.78
2019-03 97.48 107.12 114.69 105.0 105.13
2019-04 98.94 110.38 111.16 104.65 105.17
2019-05 98.43 107.49 115.27 107.15 106.54
2019-06 97.85 105.2 110.69 104.37 103.88
2019-07 97.26 104.87 112.5 105.07 104.42
2019-08 96.86 101.75 113.61 104.0 103.52
2019-09 98.28 105.9 111.65 105.09 104.51
2019-10 97.71 103.89 110.48 106.99 104.89
2019-11 98.06 104.01 112.62 104.97 104.13
2019-12 97.36 99.5 109.05 103.4 102.08
2020-01 97.89 103.87 106.05 104.65 103.03
2020-02 98.59 104.39 108.32 105.73 104.14
2020-03 95.53 80.65 69.04 85.88 84.14
2020-04 88.36 62.36 36.12 66.0 65.36
2020-05 89.91 79.47 54.14 83.02 79.72
  • Legend: 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

  • 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

Over a year, manufacturing output went also down (−27.7%)

In the manufacturing industry, cumulative output over the last three months declined sharply compared to the same months a year ago (−27.7%), as well as in the whole industry (−25.4%).

Over a year, output plunged in the manufacture of transport equipment (−53.3%), in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−47.8%), in “other manufacturing” (−25.9%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−31.5%). It decreased more moderately in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (−12.3%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−7.1%).

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) May / April April / March Q–o–Q change (1) Year–on–year change (2)
BE: INDUSTRY 19.6 –20.6 –23.4 –25.4
CZ: Manufacturing 22.0 –22.3 –25.9 –27.7
(C1): Manufacture of food products and beverages 1.8 –7.5 –6.8 –7.1
(C2): Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 13.3 6.7 –27.8 –47.8
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 27.4 –22.7 –27.7 –31.5
(C4): Manufacture of transport equipment 49.9 –47.7 –50.7 –53.3
(C5): Other manufacturing 25.8 –23.1 –25.1 –25.9
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 9.2 –12.1 –8.4 –12.3
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 118.5 –41.9 –41.8 –43.1
  • 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
  • // Not available
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SDES

In May 2020, output increased in all industrial activities

In May, output bounced back in “other manufacturing” (+25.8% after −23.1%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+27.4% after −22.7%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+49.9% after −47.7%). It increased in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+9.2% after −12.1%), in connection with the general recovery, and more moderately in the manufacture of food products and beverages (+1.8% after −7.5%). Output remained dynamic in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum (+13.3% after +6.7%) thanks to the end of maintenance operations on all sites.

Compared to February, output plunged sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (−50.0%) and particularly in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi−trailers (−64.4%). It also decreased sharply in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (−30.6%), in the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products (−29.6%) and in manufacturing of rubber and plastics products (−24.4%). Conversely, in pharmaceuticals (−2.8%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−8.8%), output decreased little compared to the rest of the industry.

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] May 2020 May / April April / March May / Feb.
BE: INDUSTRY 81.2 19.6 –20.6 –21.2
CZ: Manufacturing 79.7 22.0 –22.3 –23.4
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 89.9 1.8 –7.5 –8.8
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 52.9 13.3 6.7 –20.6
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 79.5 27.4 –22.7 –23.9
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 85.5 10.0 –18.2 –24.1
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 74.6 46.0 –28.9 –21.2
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 76.3 42.8 –25.0 –25.1
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 54.1 49.9 –47.7 –50.0
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi–trailers 36.6 558.6 –89.9 –64.4
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 69.0 11.4 –23.6 –39.0
(C5): Other manufacturing 83.0 25.8 –23.1 –21.5
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 69.8 55.5 –32.0 –29.6
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 82.9 20.4 –17.7 –18.0
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 88.4 11.0 –12.1 –16.3
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 113.0 1.0 –20.2 –2.8
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other nonmetallic mineral products 80.2 67.6 –32.3 –24.4
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 69.4 45.5 –31.1 –30.6
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 82.9 22.8 –23.1 –23.9
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 89.4 9.2 –12.1 –7.6
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 83.8 82.7 –35.6 –22.1
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air–conditioning supply 89.2 8.2 –12.4 –7.5
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 93.6 1.0 –0.8 –1.5
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 78.8 118.5 –41.9 –22.7
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 72.6 28.5 –29.2 –32.6
Intermediate goods 78.5 28.8 –21.7 –22.4
Consumer durables 73.0 186.7 –59.3 –38.1
Consumer non–durables 92.6 7.7 –15.0 –11.3
Energy 86.6 7.7 –10.7 –7.8
  • (1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
  • 2) Main industrial groupings: definition in Commission regulation EC of 14 June 2007
  • // Not available
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SDES

Revision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations ((in percentage point))
April / March March / Feb. Feb. / Jan. Q1 2020 / Q4 2019 2019 / 2018
Industry (BE) –0.5 –0.8 0.11 –0.16 –0.01
raw serie –0.45 –0.4 0.03 –0.12 0.00
SA–WDA parameters –0.05 –0.4 0.08 –0.04 –0.01
Manufacturing (CZ) –0.43 –0.92 0.13 –0.17 0.00
raw serie –0.41 –0.48 0.02 –0.14 0.00
SA–WDA parameters –0.02 –0.44 0.11 –0.03 0.00
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA–WDA variation between March and April 2020 is revised by –0.43 points, –0.41 points are due to the revision of the raw series and –0.02 points to the updating of the SA–WDA parameters.
  • Sources : Insee, SSP, SDES

For further information

The treatments implemented for March 2020 are explained in the methodological note referenced in the documentation section.

Next issue: 07/08/2020 at 08:45

Pour en savoir plus

The treatments implemented for March 2020 are explained in the methodological note referenced in the documentation section.

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