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Published: 31 January 2006

Industrial output went up by 0.7 per cent in December from November

According to Statistics Finland, seasonally adjusted industrial output was 0.7 higher in December 2005 than in November. Seasonally adjusted volume of industrial output fell by 2.8 per cent year-on-year from December 2004. Industrial output fell by 2.5 per cent last year.

Seasonally adjusted change in industrial output from previous month, %

Capacity utilisation rate in manufacturing was 81 per cent in December, which is 1.4 percentage points lower than in December 2004. In the pulp and paper industry, capacity utilisation rate was 87 per cent and in the metal industry 82 per cent. In the chemical industry, capacity utilisation rate was 77 per cent and in other manufacturing 78 per cent.

Revised data for December 2005 will be published at 9 am on 28 February 2006 in connection with the industrial output data for January 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 2005, December. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 31.1.2006

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Volume index of industrial output [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9272. December 2005. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.2.2023].
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