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Published: 15 September 2009

Turnover in manufacturing contracted by 30 per cent in April to June from the year before

According to Statistics Finland, in the second quarter of the year turnover in manufacturing was 30.1 per cent lower than in the corresponding quarter of the year before. Domestic sales contracted by 27.8 per cent and export turnover by 32.0 per cent from one year ago.

Turnover contracted in all manufacturing industries in the April to June period. The smallest contractions were recorded in the food industry (-1.9%), and in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (-3.2%). In other manufacturing industries turnover contracted by over 20 per cent from the respective quarter of the year before. The decline was steepest in the chemical industry (-36.4%) and in the metal industry (-33.4%).

Annual change in turnover in selected manufacturing industries during 04/2009-06/2009, % (TOL 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 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, June 2009. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 15.9.2009

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover in industry [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-596X. June 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.9.2023].
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