Reduction in domestic orders
New orders received were down 8.8 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to the fourth quarter of 2014 due to fewer new orders in the domestic market. The stock of orders was up by 2.3 per cent in the same period.
|Change in per cent||Index of value|
|4th quarter 2014 / 3rd quarter 2014||4th quarter 2014 / 4th quarter 2013||4th quarter 2014|
|New orders received:|
|Manufacturing working on new orders||18.7||-8.8||128.6|
|Chemical and pharmaceutical products||2.7||8.5||140.3|
|Machinery and equipment||-0.9||-41.3||147.3|
|Ships, boats and oil plattforms||92.6||-1.3||106.7|
|Stock of orders:|
|Manufacturing working on new orders||-0.2||2.3||219.2|
|Chemical and pharmaceutical products||3.0||16.3||89.7|
|Machinery and equipment||-2.3||-0.2||586.6|
|Ships, boats and oil plattforms||1.0||0.1||170.1|
New orders received were down 17.9 per cent in the domestic market from the fourth quarter of 2013 to the fourth quarter of 2014. This was the reason for the decline in the new orders in the manufacturing industry. The total stock of orders was up by 2.3 per cent, driven by the export market. This was partly due to the weakened NOK and the resulting positive effects for a few big players. Total stocks of orders were down by 10 per cent in the domestic market.