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Latest publication: New orders in manufacturing 2019, June

Published: 10 May 2013

New orders in manufacturing fell by 11.3 per cent year-on-year in March

According to Statistics Finland, the value of new orders in manufacturing was 11.3 per cent lower in March 2013 than twelve months earlier. In the January to March period, new orders decreased by 10.0 per cent year-on-year.

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)

The decline of new orders in manufacturing continued through March. Orders diminished by 18.0 per cent in the chemical industry, by 13.2 per cent in the textile industry and by 13.1 per cent in the metal industry compared with March 2012. The manufacture of paper and paper products remained on level with the previous year.

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 3/2012-3/2013 (TOL 2008)

Change in new orders in manufacturing 3/2012-3/2013 (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 400 to 450 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 2010 (2010=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 2013, March. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Kari Rautio 09 1734 2479, Pauliina Peltonen 09 1734 2585, volyymi.indeksi@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 10.5.2013

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Statistics: New orders in manufacturing [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6737. March 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.8.2019].
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