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Latest publication: New orders in manufacturing 2019, June

Published: 9 December 2011

New orders in manufacturing decreased by 2.2 per cent year-on-year in October

According to Statistics Finland, the value of new orders in manufacturing was 2.2 per cent lower in October 2011 than twelve months earlier. In the January to October period, new orders in manufacturing increased by 14.4 per cent year-on-year. The growth in new orders that had continued for nearly two years ended in October. New orders in manufacturing last fell in January 2010.

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)

Among the examined main industries, orders grew by 4.6 per cent in the chemical industry and by 0.4 per cent in the metal industry. In contrast, orders went down by 11.1 per cent in the manufacture of paper, and paper and board products and by 4.6 per cent in the textile 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 10/2010-10/2011 (TOL 2008)

Change in new orders in manufacturing 10/2010-10/2011 (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 approximately 400 to 430 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 2005 (2005=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 2011, October. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Eetu Toivanen (09) 1734 3331, Kari Rautio (09) 1734 2479, volyymi.indeksi@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 9.12.2011

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Statistics: New orders in manufacturing [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6737. October 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.8.2019].
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