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Latest publication: Index of turnover in industry 2019, September

Published: 15 December 2014

Turnover in manufacturing contracted by good one per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in manufacturing in the July to September period was 1.2 per cent lower than in the corresponding period of the year before. Domestic sales contracted by 3.3 per cent and export turnover grew by 0.4 per cent from one year ago.

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in manufacturing (C) sub-industries (TOL 2008)

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in manufacturing (C) sub-industries (TOL 2008)
Turnover went down from the corresponding period of the previous year in nearly all manufacturing (C) sub-industries . Turnover contracted most in the textile, clothing and leather industry, by 9.1 per cent, and in the chemical industry, by 5.3 per cent. Slightly more turnover than in 2013, or 1.0 per cent, was accumulated both in the metal industry and the food industry.

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in main industrial categories (TOL 2008)

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in main industrial categories (TOL 2008)

In the main categories of other industries , water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities grew by 2.3 per cent. Turnover of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply contracted by 0.1 per cent and turnover of mining and quarrying by 3.9 per cent from one year ago.

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 2014, September, Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover in industry [e-publication].
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