Informations rapides
9 October 2020
2020 - n° 258
In August 2020, manufacturing output slowed down (+1.0%)Industrial production index - August 2020

In August 2020, output increased more modestly than in July in the manufacturing industry (+1.0%, after +4.5%), as well as in the whole industry (+1.3%, after +3.8%). Compared to February (the last month before the beginning of the general lockdown), output remained significantly lower in the manufacturing industry (−7.4%), as well as in the whole industry (−6.3%).

Informations rapides
No 258
Paru le : Paru le 09/10/2020
Prochaine parution le : 03/06/2022 at 08:45 - April 2022
Please note:

All series are seasonally (SA) and working-day adjusted (WDA).

In the following paragraphs, percentage changes by subsections are presented in descending order of their contribution to the overall percentage change of the industrial production index. The contribution of a subsection takes into account its weight and the magnitude of its evolution.

In August 2020, output increased more modestly than in July in the manufacturing industry (+1.0%, after +4.5%), as well as in the whole industry (+1.3%, after +3.8%). Compared to February (the last month before the beginning of the general lockdown), output remained significantly lower in the manufacturing industry (−7.4%), as well as in the whole industry (−6.3%).

Monthly Industrial Production Indices

Monthly Industrial Production Indices ()
(C1) (C3) (C4) (C5) CZ
2015-01 98.92 98.67 98.44 99.24 99.02
2015-02 97.97 97.02 102.82 99.27 99.3
2015-03 100.22 98.5 100.33 99.56 99.81
2015-04 99.8 99.79 97.69 99.91 99.59
2015-05 100.43 103.13 99.66 100.46 100.72
2015-06 100.82 102.53 100.36 99.53 100.18
2015-07 100.57 97.31 96.57 99.27 98.74
2015-08 99.96 100.16 103.0 99.58 100.06
2015-09 100.91 104.23 102.58 100.2 101.27
2015-10 100.3 102.11 102.29 99.96 100.71
2015-11 99.77 98.24 97.13 100.67 99.67
2015-12 100.33 98.33 99.13 102.36 100.92
2016-01 100.87 99.05 107.37 102.44 102.34
2016-02 99.86 100.37 105.56 99.55 100.56
2016-03 99.91 97.7 102.66 99.3 99.67
2016-04 98.36 98.12 108.2 100.15 100.72
2016-05 97.66 97.72 103.22 100.46 99.76
2016-06 97.51 96.09 105.06 99.32 99.02
2016-07 99.04 96.44 100.52 100.03 99.44
2016-08 100.01 100.09 104.8 101.31 101.39
2016-09 100.38 98.99 101.74 100.33 100.32
2016-10 99.16 95.87 104.85 98.55 99.19
2016-11 100.01 100.66 104.67 102.65 102.34
2016-12 99.49 100.23 103.97 100.51 100.85
2017-01 97.62 97.4 106.47 100.54 100.36
2017-02 98.93 99.75 103.59 101.06 100.73
2017-03 98.87 100.83 109.15 102.49 102.44
2017-04 98.45 100.54 103.43 102.09 101.43
2017-05 99.51 104.54 109.47 103.59 103.79
2017-06 99.08 102.21 106.17 103.46 102.94
2017-07 99.75 102.27 109.54 103.55 103.46
2017-08 100.37 100.89 113.65 102.89 103.57
2017-09 99.61 101.87 112.44 104.07 104.06
2017-10 99.21 105.6 112.97 105.62 105.44
2017-11 99.85 101.78 113.7 105.92 105.34
2017-12 98.79 106.63 113.3 106.83 106.24
2018-01 98.24 100.81 113.13 103.08 103.22
2018-02 97.93 100.48 107.44 102.65 102.15
2018-03 99.15 102.46 107.06 104.84 103.72
2018-04 98.8 98.85 113.59 104.46 103.66
2018-05 99.27 99.95 109.61 102.99 102.37
2018-06 98.4 100.47 114.32 105.08 104.35
2018-07 98.07 101.76 116.71 103.78 104.1
2018-08 99.17 102.23 114.04 105.5 105.0
2018-09 97.34 99.39 111.88 104.3 103.38
2018-10 98.24 103.26 111.27 104.96 104.35
2018-11 97.02 100.85 112.65 104.42 103.56
2018-12 98.11 99.63 120.29 104.74 104.75
2019-01 99.44 104.08 114.76 105.3 105.28
2019-02 97.93 103.39 115.05 106.1 105.39
2019-03 97.54 105.21 114.71 104.93 104.83
2019-04 99.0 107.78 111.21 104.47 104.71
2019-05 98.63 105.29 115.27 107.19 106.3
2019-06 97.8 103.67 110.78 104.77 103.88
2019-07 97.25 102.72 112.65 105.41 104.33
2019-08 96.97 99.98 112.92 104.47 103.5
2019-09 98.25 104.74 111.49 105.18 104.38
2019-10 97.59 102.25 110.48 106.99 104.63
2019-11 97.96 101.96 112.97 105.08 103.93
2019-12 97.2 97.74 109.13 103.17 101.68
2020-01 97.44 102.86 106.02 104.56 102.73
2020-02 98.53 103.59 108.41 105.62 103.95
2020-03 95.6 79.4 69.03 86.23 84.16
2020-04 88.07 61.73 36.04 66.0 65.21
2020-05 89.58 79.07 55.33 82.83 79.65
2020-06 95.76 90.88 77.02 93.66 91.16
2020-07 97.69 97.69 83.53 97.49 95.29
2020-08 95.77 93.81 88.48 99.86 96.29
  • 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

In August 2020, contrasted variations from one activity to another

In August, output increased again, but at a slower rate than in July, in “other manufacturing” (+2.4% after +4.1%), in the manufacture of transport equipment (+5.9% after +8.5%) and in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+2.8% after +0.2%). It fell back in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−4.0% after +7.5%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−2.0% after +2.0%). It kept decreasing sharply in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum (−6.9% after −7.1%).

In most industrial activities, output yet remained below its February level. It plummeted in the manufacture of transport equipment (−18.4%), in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum (−17.4%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−9.4%). Conversely, taking into account the increase observed in August, output got closer to its February level in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (−3.5%) and in manufacturing of rubber and plastics products (−2.2%). In the manufacture of food products and beverages, output was less impacted and returned to a standard level since June − July.

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] Aug. 2020 Aug. / July July / June Aug. / Feb. Quarter–on–quarter change (3) Year–on–year change (4)
BE: INDUSTRY 96.3 1.3 3.8 –6.3 20.7 –8.7
CZ: Manufacturing 96.3 1.0 4.5 –7.4 23.5 –9.3
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 95.8 –2.0 2.0 –2.8 5.8 –1.0
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 54.1 –6.9 –7.1 –17.4 22.2 –31.9
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 93.8 –4.0 7.5 –9.4 28.2 –7.8
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 96.2 –7.3 10.8 –12.3 18.5 –7.7
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 91.2 –2.6 4.4 –5.6 35.8 –7.6
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 92.9 –1.0 5.8 –8.5 36.0 –8.1
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 88.5 5.9 8.5 –18.4 55.3 –26.0
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi–trailers 95.2 18.2 18.8 –7.6 144.8 –24.8
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 82.9 –3.8 1.5 –26.7 19.7 –26.9
(C5): Other manufacturing 99.9 2.4 4.1 –5.5 23.8 –7.5
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 86.4 –0.2 2.8 –11.6 40.0 –12.7
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 94.8 –1.7 7.1 –6.3 19.5 –6.5
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 93.8 1.3 0.6 –11.0 6.6 –13.3
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 110.6 –6.1 –2.9 –5.0 –4.9 0.2
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other nonmetallic mineral products 103.8 6.5 5.2 –2.2 47.8 –5.3
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 96.4 10.5 7.1 –3.5 42.7 –12.9
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 103.9 0.5 6.4 –4.5 29.3 –3.4
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 96.7 2.8 0.2 –0.1 7.5 –5.3
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 106.5 6.2 –0.8 –0.4 50.9 –2.0
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air–conditioning supply 96.1 2.6 0.2 –0.2 6.5 –5.9
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 96.9 2.7 0.6 1.8 1.6 –0.3
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 100.7 4.9 4.0 –1.2 60.2 –6.2
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 96.6 1.3 7.1 –9.9 35.8 –12.4
Intermediate goods 94.8 3.6 4.8 –6.3 25.4 –10.4
Consumer durables 113.8 8.1 6.9 –3.9 100.4 3.5
Consumer non–durables 99.0 –2.3 1.3 –5.1 7.1 –3.5
Energy 92.8 2.1 –0.2 –1.0 6.7 –7.3
  • (1) n.e.c. : not elsewhere classifiable
  • (2) Main industrial groupings: definition in Commission regulation EC of 14 June 2007
  • (3) Last three months / previous three months
  • (4) Last three months / same three months of previous year
  • // Not available
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SDES

Year-on-year, manufacturing output over the last three months decreased (−9.3%)

Manufacturing output over the last three months declined sharply compared to the same three months of 2019 (−9.3%), as well as in the whole industry (−8.7%).

Over this one-year period, output plunged in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−31.9%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (−26.0%). It also decreased in “other manufacturing” (−7.5%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−7.8%) and in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (−5.3%). The fall in production is more moderate in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−1.0%).

Revision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations ((in percentage point))
July / June June / May May / April Q2 2020 / Q1 2020 2019 / 2018
Industry (BE) 0.06 –0.33 –0.01 –0.24 0.02
raw serie –0.08 0.01 0.05 –0.03 0.03
SA–WDA parameters 0.14 –0.34 –0.06 –0.21 –0.01
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.04 –0.32 0.03 –0.24 0.03
raw serie –0.10 0.00 0.06 –0.05 0.03
SA–WDA parameters 0.14 –0.32 –0.03 –0.19 0.00
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA–WDA variation between June and July 2020 is revised by +0.04 points, –0.10 points are due to the revision of the raw series and +0.14 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: 10/11/2020 at 08:45

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

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