The index value for turnover in manufacturing was 183.4 (2005=100) in the period November 2021 to January 2022 compared to 178.1 in the previous three month period, according to In order to facilitate the interpretation of the short-term development, statistics on turnover publish three-month moving averages of the seasonally-adjusted figures. We normally compare the latest non-overlapping three-month periods. Seasonally-adjusted monthly changes must be interpreted with caution.. The increase in turnover in the last three-month period is fueled by higher prices.

Figure 1. Index of turnover for manufacturing. Seasonally adjusted. Three-month moving average¹. 2005=100

¹ The index value for period m is the average of period m, m-1 and m-2.

Three-month change: chemicals and basic metals pulls up

Total Norwegian manufacturing turnover increased by 3.0 per cent the period November 2021 to January 2022 compared to the previous three-months period. The domestic market contributed to the increase while the export marked had an decrease.

Chemicals and basic metals contributed the most to the increase in manufacturing turnover with an increase of 21.4 and 9.1 per cent respectively.

Fabricated metal products and food products contributed the most to curbing the positive development in manufacturing turnover.

Monthly change: manufacturing turnover up in January

Seasonally-adjusted figures show that the turnover in Norwegian manufacturing increased by 4.4 per cent from Decemeber 2021 to January 2022 according to seasonally-adjusted figures. The increase came from the export market.

Food products, repair, installation of machinery and wood and wood products contributed the most to the increase in manufacturing turnover.

Ships, boats and oil platforms and machinery and equipment contributed the most to curbing the increase in manufacturing turnover.

Figure 2. Selected industries. Seasonally adjusted. Three-month moving average¹

¹ The index value for period m is the average of period m, m-1 and m-2.

Monthly change: increase in manufacturing turnover in the euro area in December 2021

Manufacturing turnover in the euro area increased by 0.5 percent from November to December 2021, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. Total Norwegian manufacturing turnover decreased by 1.6 percent in the same period. In the other Scandinavian countries, the turnover in Denmark decreased by 1.6 per cent and increased by 0.4 per cent in Sweden, according to Eurostat.

Thursday 12th of March 2020 the Norwegian government introduced actions against the spreading of the Corona-virus in Norway. Several manufacturing establishment have been affected by these measures, and this has led to a change in the activity pattern compared to what we usually observe. Hence, the seasonal adjustment routine during the Corona- crisis is done in such a way that the figures during the crisis (from March), are not included in the basis for the calculation of the seasonal pattern. Technically, in the seasonal adjustment routine this is done by specifying March and the following months as outliers.

This implies that normal trend figures will not be calculated, and instead the trend will follow the seasonal adjusted figures. One important exception is the last observation, where the trend will be an extrapolated figure where the last observation is not included. The trend figures from, and including, March 2020 will therefore be difficult to interpret.

The seasonal adjustment routine of Statics Norway is in line with the recommendations of Eurostat.