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Latest publication: Index of turnover in industry 2020, April

Published: 13 December 2019

Turnover in manufacturing decreased by 2.4 per cent in October

According to Statistics Finland, working day adjusted turnover in manufacturing (TOL BCD) decreased in October by 2.4 per cent year-on-year. Among the main manufacturing industries, the decline in working day adjusted turnover was strongest in the forest industry, 10.2 per cent and the chemical industry, 4.4 per cent from the year before. Seasonally adjusted turnover in manufacturing (TOL BCD) fell by 3.3 per cent compared with September.

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover in manufacturing (BCD), % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover in manufacturing (BCD), % (TOL 2008)

Among the main industries, turnover increased in mining and quarrying, by 14.3 per cent and in the industry of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, by 8.1 per cent year-on-year.

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover in manufacturing by industry, October 2019, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover in manufacturing by industry, October 2019, % (TOL 2008)

Export turnover grew in nearly all main industries in September

Export turnover grew in September, most in the electrical and electronics industry, by 25.2 per cent, and in mining and quarrying, by 18.8 per cent from one year back. The export turnover in the metal industry grew by 14.9 per cent and by 10.9 per cent in the food industry from one year ago. The export turnover of the forest industry has decreased for several months and also declined as the only main industry in September by 7.4 per cent from the year before.

Annual change in working day adjusted export turnover and domestic turnover in manufacturing by industry, September 2019, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in working day adjusted export turnover and domestic turnover in manufacturing by industry, September 2019, % (TOL 2008)
In domestic turnover, growth was strongest in September in the industry of mining and quarrying, 14.4 per cent from 2018. Domestic turnover in the electrical and electronics industry declined most in September, by 13.3 per cent from one year ago.

Trend series of turnover, export turnover and domestic turnover in manufacturing (BC), January 2007 to September-October 2019, % (TOL 2008)

Trend series of turnover, export turnover and domestic turnover in manufacturing (BC), January 2007 to September-October 2019, % (TOL 2008)

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.

The factors caused by the variation in the number of weekdays are taken into account in adjustment for working days. This means taking into consideration the lengths of months, different weekdays and holidays. In addition, seasonal variation is eliminated from seasonally adjusted series, on account of which it makes sense to compare observations of two successive months as well.

In terms of turnover, data for the latest month are preliminary and are released at a delay of around six weeks. The data may become significantly revised particularly on more detailed industry levels in coming months. Export turnover and domestic turnover are, for the time being, still released at a delay of two and a half months.


Source: Index of turnover in industry 2019, October, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Maija Sappinen 029 551 3348, Heli Suonio 029 551 2481, myynti.teollisuus@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 13.12.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover in industry [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-596X. October 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 10.7.2020].
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