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Published: 31 October 2005

Industrial output went up by 1.2 per cent in September from August

According to Statistics Finland, seasonally adjusted industrial output was 1.2 per cent higher in September 2005 than in August. Seasonally adjusted volume of industrial output fell by 1.6 per cent year-on-year from September 2004. Output for the January to September period declined by 2.6 per cent from one year back.

Seasonally adjusted change in industrial output from previous month, %

Capacity utilisation rate in manufacturing was 85 per cent in September, which is 0.9 percentage points lower than in September 2004. In the pulp and paper industry, capacity utilisation rate was 94 per cent and in the metal industry 88 per cent. In the chemical industry, capacity utilisation rate was 77 per cent and in other manufacturing 81 per cent.

Revised data for September will be published at 9 am on 30 November 2005 in connection with the industrial output data for October. Because of the method used, seasonally adjusted figures for previous months may change even if the original figures do not become revised. The seasonally adjusted figures will also be adjusted for working days.

Source: Volume Index of Industrial Output 2005, September. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 31.10.2005

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Volume index of industrial output [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9272. September 2005. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.4.2024].
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