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Published: 29 September 2006

Industrial output declined by 2.1 per cent in August from July

According to Statistics Finland, seasonally adjusted industrial output declined by 2.1 per cent in August 2006 from July. Seasonally adjusted volume of industrial output increased by 8.5 per cent year-on-year from August 2005.

Seasonally adjusted change in industrial output from previous month, %

Capacity utilisation rate in manufacturing was 83.6 per cent in August, which is 0.3 percentage points higher than in August 2005. In the pulp and paper industry, capacity utilisation rate was 91 per cent and in the metal industry 84 per cent. In the chemical industry, capacity utilisation rate was 80 per cent and in other manufacturing 81 per cent.

Revised data for August 2006 will be published at 9 am on 31 October 2006 in connection with the industrial output data for September 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, August. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 29.9.2006

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Volume index of industrial output [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9272. August 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.2.2023].
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