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Latest publication: Index of turnover in industry 2019, July

Published: 13 May 2016

Turnover in manufacturing contracted by good 1 per cent in December to February

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in manufacturing in the December to February period was 1.2 per cent lower than in the corresponding period of the year before. Domestic sales grew by 2.6 per cent and export turnover contracted by 3.7 per cent from one year ago.

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in manufacturing (C) sub-industries (TOL 2008)

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in manufacturing (C) sub-industries (TOL 2008)
Turnover went down from the corresponding period of the previous year in nearly all manufacturing (C) sub-industries . Turnover decreased most in the chemical industry, by 8.8 per cent, and in the electrical and electronics industry, by 4.5 per cent. More turnover than last year was generated only in the textile, clothing and leather industry, 10.1 per cent, and in the forest industry, 5.3 per cent.

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in main industrial categories (TOL 2008)

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in main industrial categories (TOL 2008)
In the main categories of other industries , the turnover of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply grew by 1.9 per cent from one year ago. In turn, turnover contracted slightly from the year before in mining and quarrying, by 0.3 per cent, and in water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, by 0.8 per cent.

The index of turnover in industry describes enterprises whose main industry is manufacturing. The calculation of the indices is based on the Tax Administration’s value added tax data which are supplemented with data obtained with Statistics Finland’s sales inquiry. The monthly turnovers of manufacturing enterprises can vary considerably, especially in the metal industries. The variation is mainly due to invoicing practices. The final invoice for major machinery deliveries and projects may be recorded in the sales of one month, even if the delivery had required the work of several months or years.


Source: Index of turnover in industry 2016, February, Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover in industry [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-596X. February 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.9.2019].
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