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Published: 30 September 2005

Industrial output fell by 2.6 per cent in August from July

According to Statistics Finland, seasonally adjusted industrial output was 2.6 per cent lower in August 2005 than in July. Seasonally adjusted volume of industrial output fell by 4.0 per cent year-on-year from August 2004. Output for the January to August period declined by 2.8 per cent from one year back.

Seasonally adjusted change in industrial output from previous month, %

Capacity utilisation rate in manufacturing was 84 per cent in August, which is 1.6 percentage points lower than in August 2004. In the pulp and paper industry, capacity utilisation rate was 95 per cent and in the metal industry 82 per cent. In the chemical industry, capacity utilisation rate was 80 per cent and in other manufacturing 81 per cent.

Revised data for August will be published at 9 am on 31 October 2005 in connection with the industrial output data for September. 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, August. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 30.9.2005

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Volume index of industrial output [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9272. August 2005. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 6.12.2022].
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