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Latest publication: New orders in manufacturing 2019, September

Published: 10 July 2014

New orders in manufacturing grew by 1.4 per cent year-on-year in May

According to Statistics Finland, the value of new orders in manufacturing was 1.4 per cent higher in May 2014 than twelve months earlier. During January to May, orders grew by 3.8 per cent year-on-year.

Annual change in new orders in manufacturing (original series), % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in new orders in manufacturing (original series), % (TOL 2008)

The value of new orders received by enterprises in the metal industry in May was once again higher than one year ago. Growth amounted to 4.5 per cent compared with May 2013. In the industry of the manufacture of paper and paper board products, the value of new orders increased by 0.5 per cent from one year ago.

In other manufacturing main industries, enterprises received fewer orders than twelve months ago. In the chemical industry, new orders decreased by 6.6 per cent and in the textile industry by 16.6 per cent.

When interpreting these statistics, it should be borne in mind that they typically show strong fluctuations by month. Even new orders of substantial value are not examined over extended time periods but for the statistical reference month only.

Change in new orders in manufacturing 5/2013-5/2014 (TOL 2008)

Change in new orders in manufacturing 5/2013-5/2014 (TOL 2008)

The index of new orders in manufacturing describes development in the value of new orders received by enterprises for commodities and services that are meant to be produced by establishments located in Finland. These statistics are based on non-probability sampling, in which the basic observation unit is an enterprise or a kind-of-activity unit. The sample comprises monthly 400 to 450 enterprises or their kind-of-activity units. Index point figures and annual change percentages are published monthly for five industry categories. The time series start from January 2005 and their base year is 2010 (2010=100). A detailed description of the statistics and the calculation method are included in the quality description on the home page of the statistics.


Source: New orders in manufacturing 2014, May. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Salla Simola 029 551 3308, Kari Rautio 029 551 2479, volyymi.indeksi@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 10.7.2014

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Statistics: New orders in manufacturing [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6737. May 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.11.2019].
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