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Published: 15 August 2013

Turnover in manufacturing contracted by just under 6 per cent in March to May from the year before

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in manufacturing in the March to May period was 5.7 per cent lower than in the corresponding period of the year before. Domestic sales contracted by 7.4 per cent and export turnover by 4.2 per cent from one year ago.

Annual change in turnover in selected manufacturing industries during 3/2013–5/2013 and 3/2012–5/2012, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in turnover in selected manufacturing industries during 3/2013–5/2013 and 3/2012–5/2012, % (TOL 2008)
Turnover went down from the corresponding period of the previous year in nearly all sub-industries. The drop was fastest in the electrical and electronics industry (-16.0%), in the metal industry (-9.7%) and in the textile, clothing and leather industry (-6.2%). The growth was most favourable in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (7.9%). Turnover also grew in the food industry (1.8%) and in water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (0.3%).

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 2013, May, Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover in industry [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-596X. May 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.4.2024].
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