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Published: 31 October 2006

Industrial output grew by 0.4 per cent in September from August

According to Statistics Finland, seasonally adjusted industrial output was 0.4 per cent higher in September 2006 than in August. Seasonally adjusted volume of industrial output increased by 7.6 per cent year-on-year from September 2005.

Seasonally adjusted change in industrial output from previous month, %

Capacity utilisation rate in manufacturing was 82.4 per cent in September, which is 3 percentage points lower than in September 2005. In the pulp and paper industry, capacity utilisation rate was 88 per cent and in the metal industry 83 per cent. In the chemical industry, capacity utilisation rate was 79 per cent and in other manufacturing 80 per cent.

Revised data for September 2006 will be published at 9 am on 30 November 2006 in connection with the industrial output data for October 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, September. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 31.10.2006

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Volume index of industrial output [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9272. September 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.11.2022].
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