Industrial production in France slumped 20.1 percent month-over-month in April of 2020, following a 16.2 percent drop in March, and in line with market expectations of a 20 percent decrease. It is the biggest decline ever in industrial output after the country imposed a nationwide lockdown from March 17th to control the spread of the coronavirus, with many businesses and factories forced to closed. Manufacturing slumped 21.9 percent, with main declines seen in manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (-88 percent), machinery and equipment goods (-24.6 percent), and food products and beverages (-6.2 percent). Mining and quarrying, energy, water supply decreased 11.2 percent. Considering February to April, industrial output went down 15.8 percent.

Industrial Production Mom in France averaged -0.06 percent from 1990 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 4 percent in November of 2005 and a record low of -20.10 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Industrial Production MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Industrial Production MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: INSEE, France

Industrial Production Mom in France is expected to be 2.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production Mom in France to stand at 1.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Industrial Production MoM is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2021 and 0.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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France Industrial Production MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-20.10 -16.20 4.00 -20.10 1990 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-10 07:45 AM Jan 1.2% -2.5% 1.8% 1.5%
2020-04-10 06:45 AM Feb 0.9% 1.1% 0.1% 0.2%
2020-05-07 06:45 AM Mar -16.2% 0.8% -12.4% -9.8%
2020-06-10 06:45 AM Apr -20.1% -16.2% -20% -21.3%
2020-07-10 06:45 AM May -20.1% 15.2%
2020-08-07 06:45 AM Jun 2.4%
2020-09-10 06:45 AM Jul
2020-10-09 06:45 AM Aug


News Stream
France Industrial Output Falls at Record Pace
Industrial production in France slumped 20.1 percent month-over-month in April of 2020, following a 16.2 percent drop in March, and in line with market expectations of a 20 percent decrease. It is the biggest decline ever in industrial output after the country imposed a nationwide lockdown from March 17th to control the spread of the coronavirus, with many businesses and factories forced to closed. Manufacturing slumped 21.9 percent, with main declines seen in manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (-88 percent), machinery and equipment goods (-24.6 percent), and food products and beverages (-6.2 percent). Mining and quarrying, energy, water supply decreased 11.2 percent. Considering February to April, industrial output went down 15.8 percent.
2020-06-10
French Industrial Output Slumps at Record Pace
France's industrial production tumbled 16.2 percent from a month earlier in March 2020, the steepest decline since comparable records began in 1990 and worse than market expectations of a 12.4 percent plunge, as the coronavirus crisis forced many factories and businesses to close. Manufacturing output plummeted 18.2 percent (vs 0.9 percent in February) led by decreases in production of transport equipment (-35.9 percent vs 1.9 percent), coke and refined petroleum products (-34.3 percent vs 4.8 percent), machinery and equipment goods (-21.5 percent vs 1.0 percent), food products and beverages (-3.9 percent vs 0.9 percent), and other manufacturing (-17.2 percent vs 0.6 percent). Mining and quarrying; energy; water supply; waste management also fell 4.1 percent, compared to a 0.6 percent advance in the previous month.
2020-05-07
France Industrial Output Rises More than Expected
France’s industrial production increased 0.9 percent from a month earlier in February of 2020, easing from a downwardly revised 1.1 percent rise in January but beating market expectations of a 0.1 percent growth. Manufacturing output rose 0.9 percent, slowing from a 1.2 percent gain in January, particularly production of machinery and equipment goods (0.5 percent vs 5 percent); other manufacturing (0.6 percent vs 1.6 percent). Meantime, output rebounded for coke & refined petroleum products (4.9 percent vs -6.5 percent) and transport equipment (2 percent vs -2.4 percent); while that of food products and beverages rose faster (1.3 percent vs 0.1 percent). Mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management advanced 0.8 percent, compared to a 0.6 percent increase in January.
2020-04-10
French Industrial Output Rebounds Less than Forecast
France's industrial production increased by 1.2 percent from a month earlier in January 2020, recovering from a revised 2.5 percent drop in December but missing market expectations of 1.8 percent growth. Manufacturing output rose 1.2 percent (vs -2.2 percent in December), boosted by production of machinery and equipment goods (5.9 percent vs -5.3 percent), food products and beverages (0.9 percent vs -0.8 percent), and other manufacturing (1.6 percent vs -1.7 percent). Meanwhile, production declined for coke and refined petroleum products (-6.1 percent vs 1.3 percent) and transport equipment (-4.3 percent vs -3.0 percent). Mining and quarrying, energy, water supply, waste management rose 0.9 percent, recovering from a 3.9 percent slump in December.
2020-03-10

France Industrial Production MoM
In France, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy. Manufacturing is the most important sector and accounts for 86 percent of total production. The biggest segments within Manufacturing are: Food products and beverages (13 percent of total production); machinery and equipment goods (13 percent), of which computer, electronic and optical products (5 percent); basic metals and fabricated metal products (12 percent); other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment (12 percent); transport equipment (10 percent); rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (8 percent); and chemicals and chemical products (6 percent). Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning account for 11 percent of total output, Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation account for 1 percent and Mining and quarrying account also for 1 percent.