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Informations Rapides · 10 February 2021 · n° 036
Informations rapidesIn December 2020, manufacturing output decreased (−1.7%)Industrial production index - December 2020

In December 2020, output decreased in the manufacturing industry for the first time since April 2020 (−1.7%, after +0.7% in November). In the whole industry, output decreased for the second consecutive month (−0.8%, after −0.7%). Compared to February (the last month before the first general lockdown), output remained significantly lower in the manufacturing industry (−5.7%), as well as in the whole industry (−4.9%).

Informations rapides
No 036
Paru le : Paru le 10/02/2021
Prochaine parution le : 05/07/2022 at 08:45 - May 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 December 2020, output decreased in the manufacturing industry for the first time since April 2020 (−1.7%, after +0.7% in November). In the whole industry, output decreased for the second consecutive month (−0.8%, after −0.7%). Compared to February (the last month before the first general lockdown), output remained significantly lower in the manufacturing industry (−5.7%), as well as in the whole industry (−4.9%).

Monthly Industrial Production Indices

Monthly Industrial Production Indices ()
(C1) (C3) (C4) (C5) CZ
2015-01 98.88 98.67 98.44 99.2 99.0
2015-02 97.99 97.05 102.84 99.3 99.33
2015-03 100.25 98.52 100.38 99.53 99.81
2015-04 99.81 99.82 97.68 99.9 99.59
2015-05 100.43 103.12 99.63 100.44 100.7
2015-06 100.8 102.48 100.36 99.55 100.18
2015-07 100.48 97.33 96.53 99.26 98.72
2015-08 99.92 100.02 102.98 99.59 100.04
2015-09 100.98 104.31 102.49 100.25 101.31
2015-10 100.27 102.15 102.15 99.91 100.66
2015-11 99.73 98.25 97.51 100.64 99.7
2015-12 100.45 98.28 99.03 102.43 100.96
2016-01 100.84 99.06 107.37 102.41 102.33
2016-02 99.83 100.41 105.58 99.56 100.57
2016-03 100.04 97.73 102.64 99.24 99.66
2016-04 98.3 98.13 108.21 100.13 100.7
2016-05 97.67 97.77 103.19 100.46 99.77
2016-06 97.53 96.05 104.99 99.33 99.01
2016-07 98.88 96.44 100.44 99.99 99.37
2016-08 100.05 99.98 104.75 101.31 101.37
2016-09 100.39 99.11 101.63 100.39 100.36
2016-10 99.12 95.85 104.63 98.54 99.14
2016-11 100.08 100.67 105.44 102.66 102.46
2016-12 99.6 100.1 103.72 100.56 100.85
2017-01 97.61 97.43 106.46 100.52 100.35
2017-02 98.98 99.8 103.57 101.12 100.78
2017-03 98.96 100.81 109.15 102.37 102.39
2017-04 98.44 100.56 103.4 102.08 101.42
2017-05 99.61 104.59 109.39 103.61 103.82
2017-06 99.06 102.19 106.05 103.43 102.9
2017-07 99.54 102.29 109.48 103.47 103.38
2017-08 100.38 100.73 113.58 102.85 103.5
2017-09 99.6 102.1 112.34 104.24 104.16
2017-10 99.24 105.58 112.6 105.66 105.41
2017-11 99.92 101.7 115.01 105.91 105.51
2017-12 99.05 106.43 112.79 106.96 106.26
2018-01 98.28 100.83 113.03 103.06 103.22
2018-02 98.0 100.54 107.41 102.68 102.2
2018-03 99.21 102.45 107.06 104.66 103.63
2018-04 98.78 98.85 113.57 104.41 103.64
2018-05 99.34 99.92 109.51 102.98 102.36
2018-06 98.32 100.46 114.21 105.06 104.3
2018-07 97.88 101.83 116.62 103.62 103.97
2018-08 99.11 102.03 114.03 105.4 104.88
2018-09 97.32 99.76 111.94 104.64 103.6
2018-10 98.34 103.29 110.68 105.07 104.34
2018-11 97.01 100.58 114.4 104.34 103.72
2018-12 98.49 99.43 119.56 104.9 104.8
2019-01 99.39 104.25 114.57 105.29 105.28
2019-02 98.0 103.47 115.01 106.1 105.43
2019-03 97.57 105.24 114.69 104.76 104.75
2019-04 98.99 107.82 111.18 104.42 104.69
2019-05 98.65 105.25 115.19 107.12 106.24
2019-06 97.72 103.7 110.62 104.76 103.84
2019-07 97.05 102.73 112.55 105.17 104.13
2019-08 96.87 99.71 112.95 104.29 103.3
2019-09 98.24 105.28 111.85 105.7 104.77
2019-10 97.75 102.47 109.65 107.11 104.63
2019-11 97.91 101.87 115.14 104.58 103.93
2019-12 97.81 97.88 108.2 103.14 101.7
2020-01 97.27 102.64 105.81 104.64 102.71
2020-02 98.37 103.31 108.3 105.75 103.96
2020-03 95.54 79.15 68.99 86.09 84.04
2020-04 87.72 61.59 35.97 66.07 65.17
2020-05 89.52 78.77 55.22 83.0 79.68
2020-06 95.57 91.06 76.88 93.98 91.3
2020-07 98.07 97.66 83.38 97.49 95.31
2020-08 95.84 93.15 87.74 99.75 96.0
2020-09 95.75 96.8 95.58 101.0 98.31
2020-10 95.55 97.62 93.47 102.3 98.93
2020-11 96.38 98.76 95.57 102.62 99.66
2020-12 94.63 95.28 97.52 101.14 98.0
  • 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 December 2020, output decreased in the majority of industrial activities

In December, output slumped in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum due to the shutdown of several refineries (−30.5% after −1.7%). It fell back in “other manufacturing” (−1.4% after +0.3%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−3.5% after +1.2%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−1.8% after +0.9%). Conversely, it increased in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+4.3% after −8.5%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (+2.0% after +2.2%).

In December, output yet remained below its February level in most industrial activities. It plummeted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum (−32.0%). It fell sharply in the manufacture of transport equipment (−10.0%), especially in the manufacture of “other transport equipment” (−15.2%). Compared to February 2020, output also diminished in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−7.8%), in “other manufacturing” (−4.4%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−3.8%).

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] Dec. 2020 Dec. / Nov. Nov. / Oct. Dec. / Feb. Quarter–on–quarter change (3) Year–on–year change (4)
BE: INDUSTRY 97.9 –0.8 –0.7 –4.9 2.5 –3.8
CZ: Manufacturing 98.0 –1.7 0.7 –5.7 2.4 –4.4
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 94.6 –1.8 0.9 –3.8 –1.1 –2.4
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 45.5 –30.5 –1.7 –32.0 5.9 –12.8
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 95.3 –3.5 1.2 –7.8 1.4 –3.5
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 98.8 –3.0 3.7 –9.8 –1.0 –7.3
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 89.8 –3.6 –1.2 –6.2 0.7 –0.3
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 95.0 –4.0 –0.1 –6.4 4.5 –1.0
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 97.5 2.0 2.2 –10.0 7.4 –13.9
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi–trailers 99.8 1.4 –3.5 –3.1 7.8 –3.6
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 95.7 2.6 8.0 –15.2 7.1 –21.7
(C5): Other manufacturing 101.1 –1.4 0.3 –4.4 2.6 –2.8
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 92.2 7.3 –6.3 –5.9 2.2 –8.2
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 95.8 0.7 0.5 –5.1 –0.7 –4.7
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 106.2 –1.8 1.9 0.5 12.9 2.3
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 111.0 –8.8 –4.3 –5.3 1.6 –0.5
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other nonmetallic mineral products 101.0 –1.1 2.7 –4.8 0.9 –1.2
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 95.3 2.8 2.5 –4.6 1.1 –6.8
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 102.4 –3.0 –0.4 –6.0 0.5 –3.1
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 97.2 4.3 –8.5 0.3 2.8 –0.4
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 105.1 –1.0 5.4 –1.6 –0.3 –0.9
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air–conditioning supply 97.1 4.8 –10.0 0.6 3.5 –0.3
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 93.9 1.8 –0.3 –1.4 –1.8 –1.4
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 90.9 –8.7 4.7 –10.9 –2.9 –6.4
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 99.2 –1.1 1.3 –7.4 2.7 –7.1
Intermediate goods 98.4 –0.2 2.9 –2.8 4.3 –1.0
Consumer durables 100.0 –4.8 –4.7 –15.6 –5.2 –11.6
Consumer non–durables 98.8 –2.9 –1.9 –5.2 0.2 –3.8
Energy 92.6 2.5 –8.7 –1.5 3.1 –1.2
  • (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

Over a year, manufacturing output decreased (−4.4%)

Output of the fourth quarter of 2020 was lower than the same quarter of 2019 in the manufacturing industry (−4.4%), as well as in the whole industry (−3.8%).

Over this one-year period, output dropped significantly in the manufacture of transport equipment (−13.9%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−12.8%). It went also down in “other manufacturing” (−2.8%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−3.5%) and in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−2.4%). It decreased more moderately in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (−0.4%).

Revision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations ((in percentage point))
Nov. / Oct. Oct. / Sept. Sept. / Aug. Q3 2020 / Q2 2020 2019 / 2018
Industry (BE) 0.19 –0.09 0.07 –0.01 –0.03
raw serie 0.02 0.00 –0.08 0.01 –0.03
SA–WDA parameters 0.17 –0.09 0.15 –0.02 0.00
Manufacturing (CZ) 0.22 –0.14 0.07 0.00 –0.04
raw serie 0.03 0.00 –0.10 0.01 –0.03
SA–WDA parameters 0.19 –0.14 0.17 –0.01 –0.01
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA–WDA variation between October and November 2020 is revised by +0.22 points,+0.03 points are due to the revision of the raw series and +0.19 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: 10/03/2021 at 08:45

Pour en savoir plus

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

Next issue: 10/03/2021 at 08:45

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