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Latest publication: Index of turnover in industry 2022, February

Published: 13 August 2015

Turnover in manufacturing contracted by nearly 4 per cent in March to May from the year before

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in manufacturing in the March to May period was 3.8 per cent lower than in the corresponding period of the year before. Domestic sales contracted by 2.3 per cent and export turnover by 4.9 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)
The sub-industries of manufacturing (C) were evenly divided into both contracted and grown ones. A little more turnover than last year was generated in the forest industry, 1.2 per cent, in the textile, clothing and leather industry, 0.4 per cent, and in the metal industry, 0.1 per cent. In other industries, turnover contracted year-on-year. The decline was fastest in the chemical industry, down by 18.1 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)

In the main categories of other industries, the turnover of water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities grew by 5.0 per cent from one year ago. In turn, turnover contracted from the previous year in the industry of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, by 1.9 per cent and in mining and quarrying, by 6.7 per cent.

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 value added 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.


Source: Index of turnover in industry 2015, May, Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover in industry [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-596X. May 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.5.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tlv/2015/05/tlv_2015_05_2015-08-13_tie_001_en.html