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Latest publication: Index of turnover in industry 2018, June

Published: 14 February 2018

Turnover in manufacturing increased by good 7 per cent in September to November

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in manufacturing in the September to November period was 7.3 per cent higher than in the corresponding period of the year before. Domestic sales grew by 6.0 per cent and export turnover by 8.4 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 up from the corresponding period of the previous year in all manufacturing (C) sub-industries . Growth was strongest in the electrical and electronics industry, 9.8 per cent, in the metal industry, 9.6 per cent, and the forest industry, 6.8 per cent. Turnover grew slowest in the food industry, by 3.4 per cent.

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)

The turnover of all other main categories of manufacturing industries also increased year-on-year. Turnover grew strongest in the industry of mining and quarrying, by 11.7 per cent. Turnover in water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities increased by 5.8 per cent, and in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply by 0.9 per cent compared with the previous year.

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 self-assessed 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.

Index of turnover in industry will adopt base year 2015=100 from the January 2018 data. Data using the new base year will be published for the first time in April 2018.


Source: Index of turnover in industry 2017, November, Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover in industry [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-596X. November 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.10.2018].
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