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Published: 10 March 2015

New orders in manufacturing went down by 2.5 per cent year-on-year in January

According to Statistics Finland, the value of new orders in manufacturing was 2.5 per cent lower in January 2015 than twelve months earlier. Before January, new orders grew without interruption over six months.

Annual change in new orders in manufacturing (orginal series), % (TOL2008)

Annual change in new orders in manufacturing (orginal series), % (TOL2008)

Enterprises received more new orders than twelve months ago in January in the chemical and paper industry. In the chemical industry, orders increased by 2.5 per cent and in the industry of the manufacture of paper and paper board products by 1.8 per cent from one year ago. In the textile industry, orders went down by 2.9 per cent and in the metal industry, by 5.3 per cent year-on-year.

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 1/2014– 1/2015 (TOL2008)

Change in new orders in manufacturing 1/2014– 1/2015 (TOL2008)

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). The index figures may become slightly revised as new data accumulate and enterprises report changes to their data. Due to supplementations, the latest 12 months are revised in the releases. A detailed description of the statistics and the calculation method are included in the quality description on the home page of the statistics.

New seasonal adjustment software adopted

Starting from the January 2015 data, a new seasonal adjustment software J-Demetra+ will be adopted in new orders in manufacturing. The software change does not affect the used seasonal adjustment method. The change does not influence the interpretation or use of the time series either. More about the implementation of the software Changes in these statistics .

Source: New orders in manufacturing 2015, January. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Maarit Mäkelä 029 551 3324, Kari Rautio 029 551 2479,

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 10.3.2015

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Statistics: New orders in manufacturing [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6737. January 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.2.2024].
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