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Industrial output grew by 1.7 per cent in March

According to Statistics Finland, output of total industries adjusted for working days was 1.7 per cent higher in March 2010 than twelve months earlier. In relation to February seasonally adjusted output grew by 1.5 per cent.

Output in mining and quarrying adjusted for working days went up by 7.6 per cent from one year ago. Output in industry adjusted for working days exceeded the previous year's level by 1.2 per cent. Manufacturing exclusive of the electrical and electronics industry went up year-on-year by 1.7 per cent in February and by 2.3 per cent in March after having contracted from one year earlier for 18 months in a row before February. A significant part of this growth comes from the forest and chemical industries. The metal industry exclusive of the electrical and electronics industry grew in March year-on-year by 4.4 per cent, while in February working day adjusted output still fell by 5.7 per cent. In the electrical and electronics industry output adjusted for working days grew by 43.2 per cent year-on-year in January but after that it has contracted in both February and March.

Volume index of industrial output, value added, original, working day adjusted, seasonally adjusted change percentage

Industry (Tol 2008) Value added share Original change percentage, 2010 MAR / 2009 MAR Working day adj. change percentage, 2010 MAR / 2009 MAR Seasonal adj. change percentage, 2010 MAR / 2010 FEB
Total industries 100,0 2,8 1,7 1,5
B Mining and quarrying 1,3 -1,9 7,6 -10,7
C Manufacturing 86,1 1,6 1,2 1,6
10 Manufacture of food products 5,0 4,2 0,3 1,7
11 Manufacture of beverages 0,9 7,8 11,5 4,4
13 Manufacture of textiles 0,6 17,0 22,3 6,3
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 0,4 -0,7 -1,6 -1,2
15 Manufacture of leather and related products 0,2 8,3 4,6 -10,3
16 Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials 4,6 12,2 14,0 -1,9
17 Manufacture of paper and paper products 8,3 2,6 3,4 -4,3
18 Printing and reproduction of recorded media 1,8 1,1 2,8 2,7
23 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products 3,2 1,4 1,5 -7,1
24 Manufacture of basic metals 6,1 14,7 12,4 0,4
25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 7,8 -7,3 -7,2 6,6
28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 9,7 1,7 0,5 4,9
29 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 1,2 -7,9 -8,6 -1,9
30 Manufacture of other transport equipment 1,2 -0,8 -1,0 22,5
31 Manufacture of furniture 1,2 -6,9 -7,8 -2,6
32 Other manufacturing 1,1 -18,3 -23,8 -4,3
33 Repair and installation of machinery and equipment 3,0 -4,8 -2,2 2,7
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 11,6 11,8 11,6 -2,6
E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 1,1 2,2 2,3 1,3
36 Water collection, treatment and supply 0,8 2,2 2,5 2,2
Main industrial groupings:        
Raw materials and productive goods 38,6 3,0 5,2 -0,6
Investment goods 34,2 -0,4 -1,8 5,5
Durable goods 1,5 -8,3 -8,1 -2,2
Other consumer goods 10,5 3,9 1,2 3,3
Special indices:        
10-11 Food industry 5,9 4,7 1,6 1,8
13-15 Textile, clothing and leather industry 1,3 9,7 6,0 1,4
16-17 Forest industry 12,8 6,1 8,4 -3,1
19-22 Chemical industry 10,6 0,5 2,7 -2,9
24-30 Metal industry 45,1 1,3 0,2 4,5
26-27 Electrical and electronics industry 19,2 1,0 -2,1 2,1
25,28-30,33 Machinery and metal product industry 22,8 -2,9 -3,3 14,6
29-30 Manufacture of transport equipment 2,4 -4,7 -6,1 14,4

Source: Volume Index of Industrial Output 2010, March. Statistics Finland

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Updated 10.05.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Volume index of industrial output [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9272. March 2010, Industrial output grew by 1.7 per cent in March . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.5.2019].
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