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Published: 30 November 2006

Industrial output decreased by 2.7 per cent in October from September

According to Statistics Finland, seasonally adjusted industrial output was 2.7 per cent lower in October 2006 than in September. Seasonally adjusted volume of industrial output increased by 1.2 per cent year-on-year from October 2005.

Seasonally adjusted change in industrial output from previous month, %

Capacity utilisation rate in manufacturing was 85.3 per cent in October, which is 0.3 percentage points lower than in October 2005. In the pulp and paper industry, capacity utilisation rate was 92 per cent and in the metal industry 86 per cent. Capacity utilisation rate was 81 per cent in the chemical industry and 82 per cent in other manufacturing.

Revised data for October will be published at 9 am on 29 December 2006 in connection with the release of industrial output data for November. 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 2006, October. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 30.11.2006

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Volume index of industrial output [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9272. October 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.4.2024].
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