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Informations rapidesIn March 2023, manufacturing output fell back (‑1.1%) Industrial production index - March 2023

In March 2023, output fell back over a month in the manufacturing industry (‑1.1% after +1.3%), as well as in the whole industry (‑1.1% after +1.4%).

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No 118
Paru le :Paru le05/05/2023
Prochaine parution le : 02/08/2024 at 08:45 - June 2024
Warning

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 March 2023, output fell back over a month in the manufacturing industry (‑1.1% after +1.3%), as well as in the whole industry (‑1.1% after +1.4%).

Monthly Industrial Production Indices

Monthly Industrial Production Indices
(C1) (C3) (C4) (C5) CZ
2023-03 98.77 103.6 92.92 101.23 99.4
2023-02 98.95 104.53 92.77 102.32 100.5
2023-01 97.51 103.94 87.93 101.82 99.24
2022-12 98.15 101.47 95.21 103.91 101.08
2022-11 100.06 104.56 88.04 104.31 101.04
2022-10 99.98 99.85 87.99 102.07 98.8
2022-09 99.75 103.72 89.22 103.98 100.84
2022-08 100.23 103.04 92.22 104.19 101.4
2022-07 100.55 98.88 85.31 101.82 98.61
2022-06 101.17 101.49 87.24 103.52 100.26
2022-05 99.36 98.62 85.13 103.7 99.36
2022-04 99.41 98.9 81.83 102.24 98.13
2022-03 101.18 98.75 76.95 104.0 98.69
2022-02 101.77 100.06 79.21 103.05 98.75
2022-01 102.01 98.4 82.12 105.15 100.07
2021-12 100.91 99.89 84.32 100.65 97.95
2021-11 101.66 98.02 77.62 101.26 97.27
2021-10 101.85 100.2 83.92 102.36 99.01
2021-09 100.23 99.66 75.17 101.74 97.13
2021-08 100.21 98.14 81.58 102.9 98.38
2021-07 102.3 98.7 83.38 101.97 98.55
2021-06 101.01 99.11 79.36 101.85 97.82
2021-05 99.41 98.66 80.46 101.58 97.42
2021-04 98.82 100.87 82.43 102.22 98.22
2021-03 99.66 98.56 82.58 102.19 98.04
2021-02 97.77 97.84 80.27 100.9 96.57
2021-01 99.96 100.96 89.94 105.23 100.98
2020-12 97.67 95.04 90.45 101.93 98.01
2020-11 98.65 96.96 90.69 102.76 99.12
2020-10 98.84 96.8 91.34 102.3 99.05
2020-09 99.71 93.57 92.7 100.53 97.9
2020-08 98.42 91.71 82.29 99.46 95.3
2020-07 99.35 95.6 80.62 98.15 95.15
2020-06 97.83 90.2 75.96 93.53 91.04
2020-05 91.83 78.09 56.94 82.64 79.75
2020-04 90.22 60.69 39.43 65.96 65.6
2020-03 97.18 77.75 72.55 85.16 84.02
2020-02 101.19 102.23 109.35 105.67 104.43
2020-01 99.39 101.05 104.54 104.03 102.39
2019-12 99.06 98.48 105.53 103.97 102.06
2019-11 98.79 100.67 112.37 104.88 103.73
2019-10 99.17 100.87 111.3 106.93 104.8
2019-09 100.01 104.06 113.24 105.51 105.02
2019-08 98.04 100.83 112.69 104.44 103.71
2019-07 98.05 102.29 113.23 105.7 104.63
2019-06 98.8 103.5 112.58 104.82 104.28
2019-05 99.24 105.43 117.9 107.04 106.68
2019-04 100.26 107.87 113.77 105.35 105.75
2019-03 98.63 105.53 116.26 105.44 105.56
2019-02 99.52 102.57 116.42 106.04 105.71
2019-01 99.93 103.23 114.68 105.1 105.13
2018-12 99.24 99.48 120.1 105.38 105.25
2018-11 97.69 99.62 112.19 104.49 103.48
2018-10 99.11 102.03 112.63 105.38 104.74
2018-09 98.27 99.37 112.32 104.32 103.59
2018-08 100.02 101.87 113.6 105.0 104.74
2018-07 98.59 101.4 117.12 103.97 104.28
2018-06 99.02 100.81 116.2 105.15 104.76
2018-05 100.0 99.58 112.1 103.23 102.88
2018-04 99.63 98.91 116.07 105.04 104.43
2018-03 99.87 102.39 107.55 104.87 103.91
2018-02 98.64 99.75 108.38 102.68 102.31
2018-01 98.66 99.49 112.22 102.77 102.83
2017-12 98.81 106.31 111.64 107.01 106.08
2017-11 99.78 101.25 112.69 105.7 105.0
2017-10 98.98 104.63 112.55 105.85 105.34
2017-09 99.48 101.31 111.43 104.16 103.88
2017-08 100.07 100.71 114.02 102.76 103.47
2017-07 99.27 101.89 109.94 103.45 103.32
2017-06 98.81 102.32 105.7 103.25 102.73
2017-05 99.36 104.89 109.56 103.6 103.83
2017-04 98.2 100.67 103.44 102.09 101.41
2017-03 98.69 100.7 108.56 102.63 102.39
2017-02 98.66 99.93 103.4 101.08 100.71
2017-01 97.24 97.26 104.92 100.51 100.06
2016-12 99.65 100.02 103.28 100.38 100.69
2016-11 100.02 100.41 105.76 102.55 102.4
2016-10 98.89 95.03 105.02 98.66 99.12
2016-09 100.38 98.9 100.84 100.23 100.13
2016-08 99.86 99.82 105.03 101.47 101.45
2016-07 98.7 96.03 100.66 100.26 99.47
2016-06 97.48 96.4 105.11 99.26 99.04
2016-05 97.61 97.89 103.34 100.41 99.77
2016-04 98.17 98.18 107.85 100.14 100.65
2016-03 99.85 97.24 101.55 99.27 99.43
2016-02 99.69 100.62 105.53 99.88 100.75
2016-01 100.47 98.44 106.71 102.34 102.06
2015-12 100.58 98.41 99.38 102.33 101.0
2015-11 99.76 98.29 97.62 100.55 99.68
2015-10 100.09 101.22 101.05 99.81 100.29
2015-09 100.89 104.3 102.71 100.3 101.35
2015-08 99.89 99.74 103.53 99.93 100.26
2015-07 100.39 97.07 96.78 99.31 98.73
2015-06 100.88 103.26 99.82 99.64 100.27
2015-05 100.35 103.44 101.01 100.28 100.83
2015-04 99.83 99.83 97.35 99.73 99.46
2015-03 100.26 98.76 100.3 99.69 99.93
2015-02 98.28 97.3 102.12 99.2 99.26
2015-01 98.79 98.39 98.33 99.23 98.94
  • 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 month, output fell back in most industries

In March 2023, output fell back over a month in the “other manufacturing” industries (‑1.1% after +0.5%). It plummeted substantially in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum (‑45.6% after +0.8%) due to the strikes in the refineries. Output also declined in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (‑1.2% after +2.3%), in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (‑0.9% after +0.6%) and more slightly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (‑0.2% after +1.5%). On the contrary, output increased again in the manufacture of transport equipment (+0.2% after +5.5%): it was up in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+0.9% after +3.1%) but it decreased in the manufacture of other transport equipment (‑0.4% after +7.3%).

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 2023 March 2023 / Feb. 2023 Feb. 2023 / Jan. 2023 Quarter-on-quarter change (3) Year-on-year change (4)
BE: INDUSTRY 97.5 -1.1 1.4 0.0 -0.5
CZ: Manufacturing 99.4 -1.1 1.3 -0.6 0.5
(C1): Man. of food products and beverages 98.8 -0.2 1.5 -1.0 -3.2
(C2): Man. of coke and refined petroleum products 45.4 -45.6 0.8 7.6 3.5
(C3): Machinery and equipment goods 103.6 -0.9 0.6 2.0 5.0
[CI] Man. of computer, electronic and optical products 108.0 -0.5 -0.7 2.4 5.8
[CJ] Man. of electrical equipment 93.7 -6.0 5.3 0.2 2.6
[CK] Man. of machinery and equipment n.e.c. (1) 105.0 1.8 -0.8 2.7 5.6
(C4): Man. of transport equipment 92.9 0.2 5.5 0.9 14.8
[CL1] Man. of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 94.3 0.9 3.1 1.7 24.1
[CL2] Man. of other transport equipment 92.2 -0.4 7.3 0.3 8.9
(C5): Other manufacturing 101.2 -1.1 0.5 -1.6 -2.2
[CB] Man. of textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products 104.2 2.9 0.6 -0.3 2.8
[CC] Man. of wood and paper products; printing and reproduction of recorded media 86.7 -2.8 0.5 -3.9 -9.0
[CE] Man. of chemicals and chemical products 96.2 -1.5 3.1 -1.1 -7.4
[CF] Man. of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 124.1 -8.4 3.0 -2.9 6.6
[CG] Man. of rubber and plastics products, and other nonmetallic mineral products 96.9 -0.2 0.0 -1.5 -6.5
[CH] Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 93.9 1.9 -0.3 -0.9 -2.1
[CM] Other manufacturing; repair and installation of machinery and equipment 109.1 -0.2 -1.3 -1.4 1.1
DE: Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management 87.9 -1.2 2.3 3.9 -6.2
[BZ] Mining and quarrying 91.6 -1.6 8.7 -6.8 -14.5
[DZ] Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 87.8 -1.2 2.2 5.3 -5.8
[EZ] Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 86.5 -1.3 0.7 -4.7 -5.3
FZ: CONSTRUCTION 104.3 -0.9 1.7 0.2 -0.2
MIGs (2)
Capital goods 100.9 0.1 1.3 0.9 6.1
Intermediate goods 93.2 -1.0 0.9 -1.9 -5.7
Consumer durables 114.3 2.0 -0.9 -2.0 1.8
Consumer non-durables 106.1 -1.8 2.0 -1.3 0.3
Energy 85.2 -3.3 2.0 4.5 -5.5
  • (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
  • Sources: INSEE, SSP, SDES.

Over a year, manufacturing output increased by 0.5%

In the manufacturing industry, output of the first quarter of 2023 was 0.5% higher than that of the first quarter of 2022. Conversely, it was slightly lower in the whole industry (‑0.5%).

Over this one-year period, output went down in the “other manufacturing” industries (‑2.2%). It decreased sharply in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (‑6.2%), mainly because of the drop in electricity production. It decreased also in the manufacture of food products and beverages (‑3.2%). On the contrary, output expanded markedly in the manufacture of transport equipment (+14.8%), particularly in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (+24.1%), less impacted than last year by supply difficulties for electronic components. Finally, it went up in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (+5.0%) and in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum (+3.5%).

Over a year, output declined sharply in some energy-intensive industries

In the context of rising electricity and gas prices, energy-intensive industries are particularly exposed to rising production costs, which may affect their output. Output of the first quarter of 2023 was thus down sharply compared to that of the first quarter of 2022 in the manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys (‑22.9%), the manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard (‑25.5%) and the manufacture of basic chemicals (‑18.6%).

Monthly industrial production index in five energy-intensive industries

Monthly industrial production index in five energy-intensive industries
Pulp, paper and paperboard (171) Basic chemicals (201) Glass and glass products (231) Basic iron and steel and ferro-alloys (241) Basic precious and other non-ferrous metals (244)
2023-03 59.33 79.53 102.97 72.43 87.31
2023-02 65.76 83.42 103.95 51.97 82.96
2023-01 65.84 77.76 103.39 72.44 79.73
2022-12 67.59 78.18 105.46 69.96 88.38
2022-11 71.09 80.02 105.9 73.86 80.94
2022-10 76.33 78.06 113.58 75.63 80.25
2022-09 78.87 86.24 113.23 71.41 81.83
2022-08 78.46 86.02 108.14 84.07 85.08
2022-07 79.74 93.75 107.07 78.06 86.08
2022-06 81.67 96.17 110.56 85.84 86.13
2022-05 83.24 94.91 109.1 83.46 87.84
2022-04 82.59 92.98 108.44 82.63 86.39
2022-03 85.73 98.72 114.83 81.73 88.2
2022-02 84.91 95.98 109.72 86.98 84.15
2022-01 85.74 100.94 109.82 86.6 87.77
2021-12 87.07 102.77 110.26 89.43 88.07
2021-11 85.02 103.25 109.07 89.67 94.76
2021-10 80.48 100.23 105.94 88.68 91.41
2021-09 83.4 98.71 105.24 91.09 82.1
2021-08 84.84 97.2 104.92 88.73 92.99
2021-07 83.92 99.55 107.13 91.16 92.38
2021-06 82.98 101.09 105.75 87.77 92.38
2021-05 82.92 97.08 104.55 88.76 89.18
2021-04 84.08 102.04 104.35 90.19 91.3
2021-03 82.62 103.68 99.72 85.58 88.84
2021-02 81.12 99.69 101.59 82.51 89.23
2021-01 81.69 100.38 100.73 82.79 90.86
2020-12 80.08 106.98 98.41 98.02 100.56
2020-11 77.92 107.39 102.15 84.51 90.32
2020-10 76.92 106.13 100.16 67.33 92.25
2020-09 82.21 98.02 100.92 80.5 87.31
2020-08 77.84 85.69 95.63 68.87 85.79
2020-07 79.48 88.26 97.27 66.7 83.44
2020-06 78.94 91.69 92.85 58.99 72.31
2020-05 74.84 88.25 78.7 54.01 70.08
2020-04 76.21 91.95 60.01 51.19 61.35
2020-03 76.81 94.22 81.13 56.43 81.79
2020-02 83.47 102.32 108.08 86.93 100.18
2020-01 81.91 94.63 106.11 87.6 98.59
2019-12 83.7 91.69 100.84 86.94 98.2
2019-11 84.3 96.5 107.87 83.63 99.36
2019-10 84.59 102.11 110.65 84.14 100.94
2019-09 82.14 102.68 110.61 85.52 100.11
2019-08 87.07 99.2 101.28 93.53 98.9
2019-07 85.44 102.68 112.64 89.4 99.12
2019-06 87.9 104.86 110.92 85.12 100.57
2019-05 83.1 106.13 106.09 86.24 103.16
2019-04 88.78 101.39 107.31 87.29 103.19
2019-03 93.3 103.55 107.01 90.64 102.43
2019-02 88.98 107.87 107.82 89.18 104.76
2019-01 90.21 110.67 109.6 87.95 103.89
2018-12 90.46 105.81 109.04 90.46 101.32
2018-11 93.18 98.65 107.47 96.83 102.11
2018-10 94.64 100.58 107.19 95.44 103.18
2018-09 94.08 101.09 107.01 91.17 102.43
2018-08 93.6 101.69 111.49 85.5 106.23
2018-07 93.77 96.02 108.13 92.08 106.16
2018-06 93.19 104.33 108.74 89.77 102.2
2018-05 93.01 104.75 107.76 92.92 102.53
2018-04 91.25 105.15 109.3 92.29 98.84
2018-03 88.84 102.83 109.68 92.91 101.57
2018-02 94.51 100.99 107.65 93.02 97.69
2018-01 95.63 104.48 106.99 96.45 103.26
2017-12 98.96 102.03 109.15 102.08 108.98
2017-11 95.62 110.75 108.48 90.63 104.86
2017-10 98.01 109.54 107.54 92.94 103.95
2017-09 96.13 107.58 106.84 95.7 104.57
2017-08 97.06 108.52 109.17 99.21 106.7
2017-07 96.34 109.19 107.59 97.14 101.13
2017-06 96.28 108.7 103.03 96.52 105.92
2017-05 96.61 109.07 108.73 97.05 102.47
2017-04 97.5 104.8 107.44 105.08 103.89
2017-03 96.27 110.88 106.29 96.69 99.6
2017-02 94.35 101.92 104.85 97.4 103.03
2017-01 94.68 102.48 104.16 96.67 101.56
2016-12 94.38 111.3 105.92 91.41 96.8
2016-11 94.61 102.73 104.32 102.57 101.57
2016-10 93.41 95.71 103.64 96.53 100.94
2016-09 89.35 100.63 99.9 94.8 102.56
2016-08 97.58 101.9 103.09 98.99 91.16
2016-07 95.67 99.79 100.54 93.25 100.39
2016-06 97.68 84.1 101.81 98.09 100.19
2016-05 96.92 92.1 99.32 95.94 98.6
2016-04 96.3 103.5 98.69 97.55 98.89
2016-03 97.41 101.05 98.04 97.82 98.25
2016-02 101.17 105.07 100.82 100.84 97.54
2016-01 99.38 104.36 101.71 96.6 97.62
2015-12 102.39 104.55 100.35 100.64 98.28
2015-11 99.1 101.03 101.46 97.69 99.47
2015-10 95.34 99.74 101.86 96.78 99.83
2015-09 100.31 96.45 101.68 101.89 98.91
2015-08 100.89 100.7 102.11 97.11 101.8
2015-07 99.22 101.18 100.49 92.49 99.58
2015-06 100.18 101.61 100.5 104.69 98.88
2015-05 100.86 102.77 99.89 103.95 102.32
2015-04 98.07 97.53 98.8 98.3 101.38
2015-03 99.71 96.72 99.99 102.82 99.89
2015-02 101.7 98.58 96.49 99.74 100.67
2015-01 102.23 99.14 96.39 103.91 98.99

Monthly industrial production index in five energy-intensive industries

  • Source: INSEE.

The evolution of the February 2023 manufacturing index is unrevised

The evolution of the manufacturing index between January and February 2023 is unchanged at +1.3% (after rounding), and the evolution of the index for the whole industry is revised upwards by 0.2 points (after rounding) at +1.4% instead of +1.2%.

The evolution of the manufacturing index between December 2022 and January 2023 is revised downwards by 0.3 points (after rounding) at ‑1.8% instead of ‑1.5%, and the evolution of the index for the whole industry is revised downwards by 0.6 points (after rounding) at ‑2.0% instead of ‑1.4%, due to raw data revisions in energy and pharmacy.

Revision of variations

(in percentage point)
Revision of variations ((in percentage point))
Feb. 2023 / Jan. 2023 Jan. 2023 / Dec. 2022 Dec. 2022 / Nov. 2022 Q4 2022 / Q3 2022 2022 / 2021
Industry (BE) 0.28 -0.62 0.00 -0.07 0.00
raw serie 0.33 -0.56 -0.05 -0.05 -0.01
SA-WDA parameters -0.05 -0.06 0.05 -0.02 0.01
Manufacturing (CZ) -0.03 -0.37 0.00 -0.09 0.00
raw serie -0.05 -0.23 -0.06 -0.06 -0.01
SA-WDA parameters 0.02 -0.14 0.06 -0.03 0.01
  • How to read it: in the manufacturing sector, the SA-WDA variation between January and February 2023 is revised by -0.03 points, -0.05 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 more information

The methodology of the industrial production index is explained in « Industrial Production Index with Base Year 2015 », Insee Méthodes no 133 – July 2019 (link at the bottom of this page).

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