Further fall in stock of orders
Compared with the fourth quarter of 2015, total stocks of orders fell by 25 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016. Total stocks of orders have now fallen continuous since the start of 2015. New orders showed a little decline in the same period.
|Change in per cent||Index of value|
|4th quarter 2016 / 3rd quarter 2016||4th quarter 2016 / 4th quarter 2015||4th quarter 2016|
|New orders received:|
|Manufacturing working on new orders||5.4||-3.0||106.7|
|Chemical and pharmaceutical products||-1.4||-15.0||142.1|
|Machinery and equipment||-1.4||-33.4||71.1|
|Ships, boats and oil platforms||-42.8||-9.2||51.2|
|Stock of orders:|
|Manufacturing working on new orders||-3.0||-24.5||143.0|
|Chemical and pharmaceutical products||-0.4||-14.5||101.2|
|Machinery and equipment||-11.7||-55.8||190.1|
|Ships, boats and oil platforms||-7.1||-15.5||128.4|
The total stock was down 25 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2015 to the fourth quarter of 2016 in the order-based industry. Both the domestic and the export market were down. The biggest fall were within the export market, with a fall of 28 per cent.
New orders received were down1 by 3.0 per cent in the same period. The export marked were down by 5.9 per cent while an increase of 1.2 per cent were recorded in the domestic market.
1 Correction in the text.