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Published: 15 August 2008

Turnover in manufacturing increased by 6.7 per cent in March to May form the year before

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in manufacturing in the March to May period was 6.7 per cent higher than in the corresponding period of the year before. Domestic sales grew by 8.6 per cent and export turnover by 5.0 per cent from one year ago.

In March to May, turnover grew most in the chemical industry, by 21.4 per cent, and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment, by 15.3 per cent. Turnover grew briskly in all sub-industries of the metal industry apart from manufacture of basic metals, whose turnover contracted by 6.4 per cent from the year before. Of the other major industries, turnover in energy and water supply grew by 13.0 per cent and that in the wood and paper industry fell by 7.8 per cent from the year before.

Annual change in turnover in all manufacturing and in selected manufacturing industries during 03/2008-05/2008, %

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 of 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, May 2008. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 15.8.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover in industry [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-596X. May 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.9.2023].
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