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Growth in manufacturing
Seasonally adjusted figures show that turnover in Norwegian manufacturing in the period January to March increased by 5.8 per cent compared with the previous three months. The turnover increased in both the domestic and export market, with 8.9 and 1.0 per cent respectively.
Seasonally adjusted figures show that turnover in all main industrial groupings except energy goods increased in the last three-month period. Capital goods had the strongest growth and increased by 9.6 per cent, mainly caused by increased turnover in transport equipment and oil platforms and modules. Intermediate goods rose by 3.9 per cent. Turnover in the largest industry within consumer goods, food products, beverage and tobacco, experienced a decline in this period. Consumer goods still had an increase of 2.0 per cent. Energy goods fell by 0.9 per cent, caused by a decline in the domestic market.
Strong growth from February to March
Seasonally adjusted figures show that both capital goods and intermediate goods had an increase in turnover from February to March with 17.8 and 2.6 per cent respectively. The change in energy goods was quite insignificant. Consumer goods only had a small increase of less than 1 per cent.
|Statistics on turnover of oil and gas extraction, mining and quarrying, manufacturing, electricity and gas supply. March 2007|
|Original series1January-March 07||Changes in per cent January-March 06 - January-March 07||Original series1March 2007||Changes in per cent March 06- March 07||Changes in per cent. Seasonally adjusted. Oct. - Dec.06 - Jan.07 - Mar.07|
|The overall turnover||355 344||2.2||128 579||1.3||1.6|
|Oil and Gas Extraction||133 597||-2.4||45 474||-5.3||2.9|
|Manufacturing||196 739||20.9||74 918||22.3||5.8|
|Domestic Market||119 481||24.5||46 780||27.2||8.9|
|Export Market||77 258||15.9||28 138||15.0||1.0|
|Electricity, Gas and Steam Supply||22 467||-50.7||7 200||-56.8||-23.3|
|Main industrial groupings|
|Intermediate goods||75 211||23.9||27 739||21.2||3.9|
|Capital goods||56 748||31.2||23 908||40.2||9.6|
|Consumer goods||51 023||11.1||18 296||6.7||2.0|
|Energy goods||172 363||-12.8||58 636||-16.0||-0.9|
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