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Manufacturing, Mining and Quarrying. Selected indicators. Diffusion index. Smoothed seasonally adjusted1
2nd quarter 2013
Changes from previous quarter Expected changes in next quarter
1A diffusion index is compiled using the estimated percentages on "ups" and "same" according to the formula: (ups + 0,5 * same). The diffusion index has a turning point at 50. An index value above 50 indicates growth in the variable, and opposite for a value below 50.
Total volume of production 49.9 55.5
Average capacity utilisation 49.7 55.5
Average employment 51.8 49.4
New orders received from home markets 47.8 56.5
New orders received from export markets 46.3 53.7
Total stock of orders 47.7 56.5
Prices on products at home markets 51.9 54.2
Prices on products at export markets 45.8 52.0