Fall in new orders
New orders received fell from the fourth quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013, while unfilled orders remained almost unchanged.
|Change in per cent||Index of value|
|1st quarter 2013 / 4th quarter 2012||1st quarter 2013 / 1st quarter 2012||1st quarter 2013|
|New orders received:|
|Manufacturing working on new orders||-2.4||4.3||130.9|
|Chemical and pharmaceutical products||16.6||-9.9||128.7|
|Machinery and equipment||-25.7||6.2||164.0|
|Ships, boats and oil plattforms||27.0||51.3||166.5|
|Stock of orders:|
|Manufacturing working on new orders||0.8||17.1||195.3|
|Chemical and pharmaceutical products||9.0||-19.3||73.9|
|Machinery and equipment||3.5||34.3||426.8|
|Ships, boats and oil plattforms||7.7||38.9||213.6|
New orders received decreased by 2.4 per cent. This was due to a clear downturn in the export market. This development applies to industries such as machinery and equipment as well as repair and installation. Basic metals also fell. This was significant for non-ferrous metals since both demand and prices for aluminium had decreased in this period.
Conversely, new orders to producers of ships, boats and oil platforms increased by 26.2 per cent. In addition, new orders for chemicals and pharmaceuticals went up by 16.5 per cent.
Unfilled orders grew by just 0.8 per cent. Industries with a larger increase in unfilled orders were building of ships, boat and oil platforms and machinery and repair.
Growth from first quarter 2012
New orders received rose by 3.9 per cent from the first quarter last year. Industries related to the oil and gas industry were the main contributors to this result. Meanwhile, unfilled orders were up by 15 per cent in this period.