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Published: 30 November 2005

Industrial output went up by 0.3 per cent in October from September

According to Statistics Finland, seasonally adjusted industrial output was 0.3 per cent higher in October 2005 than in September. Seasonally adjusted volume of industrial output fell by 1.5 per cent year-on-year from October 2004. Output for the January to October period declined by 2.4 per cent from one year back.

Seasonally adjusted change in industrial output from previous month, %

Capacity utilisation rate in manufacturing was 85 per cent in October, which is 0.7 percentage points higher than in October 2004. In the pulp and paper industry, capacity utilisation rate was 93 per cent and in the metal industry 86 per cent. In the chemical industry, capacity utilisation rate was 80 per cent and in other manufacturing 81 per cent.

Revised data for October will be published at 9 am on 30 December 2005 in connection with the industrial output data for November. Because of the method used, seasonally adjusted figures for previous months may change even if the original figures do not become revised. The seasonally adjusted figures will also be adjusted for working days.


Source: Volume Index of Industrial Output 2005, October. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 30.11.2005

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Volume index of industrial output [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9272. October 2005. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.4.2024].
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