The fall is due in particular to capital goods, the production of which fell by 1.9%, to transport equipment excluding automobiles, which fell by 3.3%, and to a lesser extent to agri-food, in drop of 0.8%, details the National Institute of Statistics.
Over the last three months compared to the same period of 2021, industrial production fell by 0.2%, but manufacturing production rose by 1.8%, which INSEE explains by “a sharp drop of 9.8% in the extractive industries, energy, water sector due to the drop in energy production”.
Conversely, production increased by 5.5% during this same period in transport equipment and particularly in the automotive industry (10.4%), “which is less affected than a year ago by the difficulties in supplying semiconductors”, explains INSEE in its press release.
Over this period, the production of capital goods also increased, by 2.7%.
Finally, INSEE revised downwards the evolution of industrial production for the month of June, which rose only 1.2% over one month, against 1.4% initially announced. The increase in manufacturing production in June is also revised down to 0.9%, against 1.2%.