Continued fall within industry
Energy and manufacturing;National accounts and business cycles
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Index of orders in manufacturingQ1 2016



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Continued fall within industry

Compared with the first quarter of 2015, total stocks of orders fell by 18 per cent in the first quarter of 2016. New orders received went down 20 per cent in the same period.

Index of orders. 2005=100
Change in per centIndex of value
1st quarter 2016 / 4th quarter 20151st quarter 2016 / 1st quarter 20151st quarter 2016
New orders received:
Manufacturing working on new orders-12.1-20.296.6
Domestic market-8.3-32.281.1
Export market-14.9-8.6111.8
Chemical and pharmaceutical products5.47.5175.6
Basic metals-
Machinery and equipment-12.7-17.993.2
Ships, boats and oil platforms-48.0-60.529.3
Stock of orders:
Manufacturing working on new orders-7.1-18.0176.1
Domestic market-5.1-20.2133.9
Export market-8.3-16.5221.4
Chemical and pharmaceutical products-4.515.4112.6
Basic metals27.830.7125.1
Machinery and equipment-10.2-29.7386.3
Ships, boats and oil platforms-8.4-15.0139.1

The total stock was down 18 per cent from the first quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016 in the order-based industry. Both the domestic and the export market were down. The domestic market was down 20 per cent, while the export market fell by 17 per cent.

New orders received were down by 20 per cent in the same period and are now at their lowest level since the first quarter of 2010. The domestic market had an increase of 32 per cent, while the export market reported a fall of 8.6 per cent.