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Stable manufacturing turnover
Seasonally-adjusted figures showed that the total turnover in Norwegian manufacturing decreased by 0.1 per cent from the first quarter of 2015 compared to the last quarter of 2014. A 1.0 per cent rise was recorded from February to March 2015.
|Seasonally adjusted||Calendar adjusted1||Unadjusted|
|Monthly change||Three-month change||Twelve-month change||NOK million|
|March 2015 / February 2015||January 2015 - March 2015 / October 2014 - December 2014||March 2015 / March 2014||March 2015|
|1Adjusted for working-days and for public holidays in Norway.|
|Extraction, mining, manufacturing and elec||2.7||-6.0||-2.0||147 481|
|Extraction and related services||7.4||-13.2||-8.8||59 480|
|Mining and quarrying||1.4||3.6||0.3||1 114|
|Food, beverages and tobacco||1.0||1.8||5.8||18 192|
|Refined petro., chemicals, pharmac.||5.1||-5.6||-2.9||11 293|
|Basic metals||-1.8||3.9||22.2||5 626|
|Machinery and equipment||10.3||12.2||33.5||10 869|
|Ships, boats and oil plattforms||-15.2||-10.8||-23.1||6 292|
|Electricity, gas and steam||-8.2||-5.7||-0.5||10 441|
The index value for turnover in manufacturing was 151.0 (2005=100) in the period January to March 2015, compared to 151.2 in the previous three-month period, according to seasonally-adjusted figures.
Three-month change: prominent growth for machinery and equipment industry
Although the total turnover in Norwegian manufacturing was almost unchanged, some of the industries showed significant increases or decreases in the first quarter of 2015.
Seasonally-adjusted figures showed that machinery and equipment as one of the biggest suppliers to the oil and gas sector had an increase of 12.2 per cent. The basic metals industry rose 3.9 per cent, mainly as a result of a growth in metal market prices (in NOK) in the first quarter of 2015, according to the producer price index. Food products (2.0 per cent), and computer and electrical equipment (8.1 per cent) were also among the industries helping to pull up the turnover in this period.
On the contrary, fabricated metal products and repair, installation of machinery edged down by 10.5 and 1.8 per cent respectively. Moreover, a reduction in the grouping refined petroleum products, and chemical and pharmaceutical products (5.6 per cent) and building of ships and oil platforms (10.8 per cent) offset the upward trend in the total turnover during this period.
Monthly change: slight growth from February to March 2015
Total Norwegian manufacturing turnover went up 1.0 per cent from February to March 2015, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. While the domestic market recorded an increase of 1.3 per cent, the export market index showed a slight decline.
Machinery and equipment industry contributed strongly to the overall increase in manufacturing turnover, which rose 10.3 per cent. This was followed by a solid increase in the grouping refined petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical industries with 5.1 per cent. Higher prices of exported petroleum products were a contributing factor to the growth. Food products, fabricated metal products, and computer and electrical equipment were also among the industries helping to pull up the turnover in this period.
On the other hand, building of ships, boats and oil platforms industry recorded a 15.2 per cent fall, mainly due to several large deliveries among a few leading suppliers in the previous period. Repair, installation of machinery and basic metals also showed a reduction in turnover from February to March 2015.
Twelve-month change: notable growth for food products from March 2014
Calendar-adjusted figures showed an increase of 3.9 per cent in total manufacturing turnover in March 2015 compared to March 2014. Both the domestic and the export market enjoyed a positive trend.
The biggest contributor to pulling up total manufacturing turnover was machinery and equipment, which decreased by 33.5 per cent. Food products and basic metals edged up 7.0 and 22.2 per cent, respectively.
Despite the growth in total turnover, notable decreases were recorded in building of ships, boats and oil platforms industry (23.1 per cent) and repair, installation of machinery (18.5 per cent). Moreover the grouping refined petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical industries also went down during the last twelve-month period.
Monthly change: growth in Norway, slight rise in the euro area in February 2015
Norwegian manufacturing turnover went up by 4.5 per cent from January to February 2015, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. Manufacturing turnover in the euro area faced a slight increase of 0.6 per cent according to Eurostat.
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