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Published: 31 May 2006

Industrial output grew by one per cent in April from March

According to Statistics Finland, seasonally adjusted industrial output grew by 1.0 per cent in April 2006 from March. Seasonally adjusted volume of industrial output went up by 5.0 per cent year-on-year from April 2005.

Seasonally adjusted change in industrial output from previous month, %

Capacity utilisation rate in manufacturing was 84.3 per cent in April, which is 2.2 percentage points higher than in April 2005. In the pulp and paper industry, capacity utilisation rate was 91.9 per cent and in the metal industry 85.4 per cent. In the chemical industry, capacity utilisation rate was 81.1 per cent and in other manufacturing 78.9 per cent.

Revised data for April 2006 will be published at 9 am on 30 June 2006 in connection with the industrial output data for May 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, April. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 31.5.2006

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Volume index of industrial output [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9272. April 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.2.2023].
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