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Latest publication: New orders in manufacturing 2019, January

Published: 10 October 2013

New orders in manufacturing decreased by 9.9 per cent year-on-year in August

According to Statistics Finland, the value of new orders in manufacturing was 9.9 per cent lower in August 2013 than twelve months earlier. In the January to August period, new orders decreased by 6.4 per cent year-on-year.

Change in new orders in manufacturing from corresponding month of the previous year (original series), % (TOL 2008)

Change in new orders in manufacturing from corresponding month of the previous year (original series), % (TOL 2008)

New orders fell in all the examined main industries. They decreased most in the textile industry, where new orders fell by 17.7 per cent from the previous year. Compared with August 2012, new orders decreased by 9.6 per cent in the manufacture of paper, and paper and board products, by 9.8 per cent in the metal industry and by 10.1 per cent in the chemical industry.

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 8/2012-8/2013 (TOL 2008)

Change in new orders in manufacturing 8/2012-8/2013 (TOL 2008)

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). A detailed description of the statistics and the calculation method are included in the quality description on the home page of the statistics.


Source: New orders in manufacturing 2013, August. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Pauliina Peltonen 09 1734 2585, Kari Rautio 09 1734 2479, volyymi.indeksi@stat.fi

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Statistics: New orders in manufacturing [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6737. August 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.3.2019].
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