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Published: 8 August 2014

New orders in manufacturing decreased by 4.6 per cent year-on-year in June

According to Statistics Finland, the value of new orders in manufacturing was 4.6 per cent lower in June 2014 than twelve months earlier. Before June, new orders grew without interruption over four months. During January to June, orders rose by 2.3 per cent year-on-year.

Annual change in new orders in manufacturing (original series), % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in new orders in manufacturing (original series), % (TOL 2008)

Enterprises received more orders than twelve months ago only in the main industry of the textile industry. In other manufacturing main industries, orders received decreased from the year before. New orders in the metal industry went down by 5.4 per cent year-on-year in June. In the chemical industry, orders declined by 2.2 per cent and in the industry of the manufacture of paper and paper board products by 4.7 per cent from one year ago.

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 6/2013-6/2014 (TOL 2008)

Change in new orders in manufacturing 6/2013-6/2014 (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 2014, June. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Salla Simola 029 551 3308, Kari Rautio 029 551 2479,

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 8.8.2014

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Statistics: New orders in manufacturing [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6737. June 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.2.2024].
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