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Published: 12 July 2013

Turnover in manufacturing contracted by some 6 per cent in February to April from the year before

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in manufacturing in the February to April period was 6.1 per cent lower than in the corresponding period of the year before. Domestic sales contracted by 7.7 per cent and export turnover by 4.8 per cent from one year ago.

Annual change in turnover in selected manufacturing industries during 1/2013–3/2013 and 1/2012–3/2012, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in turnover in selected manufacturing industries during 1/2013–3/2013 and 1/2012–3/2012, % (TOL 2008)
Turnover went down from the corresponding period of the previous year in nearly all sub-industries. The declines were steepest in the electrical and electronics industry (-14.6%), in the textile, clothing and leather industry (-11.0%), and in the metal industry (-9.1%). Turnover grew a little only in the industries of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (4.3%), and water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (3.4%). In the food industry, turnover remained on level with the previous year (0.0%).

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 2013, April, Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover in industry [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-596X. April 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.9.2023].
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