Published: 31 July 2006
According to Statistics Finland, seasonally adjusted industrial output declined by 0.3 per cent in June 2006 from May. Seasonally adjusted volume of industrial output went up by 21.5 per cent year-on-year from June 2005. The industrial action in the paper industry that coincided with May-June of the previous year can be seen in the figures for industrial output in June 2006.
Seasonally adjusted change in industrial output from previous month, %
Capacity utilisation rate in manufacturing was 84.8 per cent in June, which is 12.5 percentage points higher than in June 2005. In the pulp and paper industry, capacity utilisation rate was 90 per cent and in the metal industry 84 per cent. In the chemical industry, capacity utilisation rate was 83 per cent and in other manufacturing 82 per cent.
Revised data for June 2006 will be published at 9 am on 31 August 2006 in connection with the industrial output data for July 2006. 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 2006, June. Statistics Finland
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