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Latest publication: Volume index of industrial output 2019, February

Industrial output fell by 1.6 per cent in September from one year back

According to Statistics Finland, seasonally adjusted industrial output was 1.6 per cent lower in September 2005 than in September 2004.

Seasonally adjusted change in industrial output
from corresponding month of previous year, %

In September, output declined most year-on-year, by nearly 21 per cent, in energy supply. Behind the decline is strong growth in the imports of energy. Manufacture of electrical and electronic products diminished by good 5 per cent in September. Output in the chemical industry contracted by just short of 6 per cent. In other metal industry, output continued to rise in September, largely thanks to strong growth in the manufacture of transport equipment. Manufacture of machinery and equipment also grew briskly in September.

Seasonally adjusted change in industrial output 9/2004-9/2005, %


The prolonged declining trend in Finnish industrial output came to a halt and turned towards slight growth in July. The trend in industrial output is now rising at the same rate in Finland and in the other EU countries.

Trend in industrial output 1999-2005, (Finland and EU 25), 2000=100

In the metal industry, the trend turned upwards in the summer. In 2003, the metal industry accounted for 48 per cent of the total value added of Finnish industry. In the wood and paper industry, the trend turned upwards when the industrial action ended. The share of the wood and paper industry of the total value added was 16 per cent. In the chemical industry the decline in the trend is largely due to maintenance shutdowns in oil refining. The chemical industry generated 9 per cent of the total value added.

Trend in industrial output 1999-2005, September
(Chemical industry, wood and paper industry and metal industry), 2000=100

Measured in terms of value added, manufacture of electrical and electronic products has become Finland's most important industry. Its share of the total value added was 24 per cent in 2003. The trend in the manufacture of electrical and electronic products has been declining throughout the early part of the year. In other metal industry, which accounted for 24 per cent of the total value added, the trend has turned upwards.

Trend in industrial output 1999-2005, September
(Manufacture of electrical and electronic products and other metal industry), 2000=100


Last updated 31.10.2005

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Volume index of industrial output [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9272. September 2005, Industrial output fell by 1.6 per cent in September from one year back . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.4.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ttvi/2005/09/ttvi_2005_09_2005-10-31_kat_001_en.html