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Decrease in manufacturing turnover
The turnover in Norwegian manufacturing decreased by 4.0 per cent from November 2008 to January 2009 compared to the pervious three-month period, according to seasonally adjusted figures.
The turnover dropped by 1.8 per cent in the domestic market and 6.7 per cent in the export market. The decrease in total turnover is a result of both a decline in prices for some industries (see producer price index ) and reduced volume in the period (see the index of production ).
The industries that experienced the largest drop in turnover from November 2008 to January 2009 compared to the previous three-month period were basic metals, refined petroleum, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and wood and wood products.
The industries that experienced growth in turnover in this period were machinery and equipment with a 9.9 per cent increase in turnover, and ships, boats and oil platforms with a 10.0 per cent increase.
Increase in turnover from December 2008 to January 2009
The total turnover in Norwegian manufacturing rose by 2.1 per cent from December 2008 to January 2009, according to seasonally adjusted figures. Ships, boats and oil platforms, machinery and equipment and refined petroleum, chemicals and pharmaceuticals experienced growth in turnover in the period. The drop in turnover for the three-month period is due to low manufacturing turnover in December 2008.
Decrease in turnover compared to January 2008
Unadjusted figures show a 2.1 per cent fall in total turnover in January 2009 compared to January 2008. Basic metals fell the most with a 36.5 per cent decrease in turnover, while machinery and equipment rose the most with a 49.1 per cent increase in turnover.
|Original series.1January 2009||Changes in per cent. January 2008-January 2009||Original series.1January 2009||Changes in per cent. January 2008-January 2009||Changes in per cent. Seasonally adjusted. August 2008-October 2008-November 2008-January 2009|
|The overall turnover||122 649||-6.6||122 649||-6.6||-9.9|
|Extraction and related services||46 738||-14.8||46 738||-14.8||-16.2|
|Manufacturing, mining and quarrying||62 101||-2.3||62 101||-2.3||-4.8|
|Domestic market||34 941||-4.0||34 941||-4.0||-2.0|
|Export market||27 160||-0.2||27 160||-0.2||-7.7|
|Electricity, Gas and Steam Supply||13 809||7.3||13 809||7.3||-12.9|
|Main industrial groupings|
|Intermediate goods||24 434||-6.2||24 434||-6.2||-5.0|
|Capital goods||21 748||27.9||21 748||27.9||5.4|
|Consumer goods||15 590||-8.0||15 590||-8.0||-1.4|
|Energy goods||60 877||-14.7||60 877||-14.7||-15.3|
Important announcement: New classification being implemented shortly
As from January 2009, a new version of Eurostat’s industry classification, NACE, will be in use. The statistics on turnover are affected by the change of nomenclature from the publication of January 2009 results. The most important change for statistics on turnover is that publishing and recycling have been moved from manufacturing. In addition, repairs and installations of industrial machinery are now classified as a separate industry. Click here to read more about the implications for users, calculation and dissemination.
New base year
The base year used in the calculation for the statistics on turnover has been changed to 2005=100.
New method for estimating population level
The sample units cover about 70 per cent of the total turnover. In addition, turnover from the yearly Manufacturing statistics is used to estimate turnover for the establishments not covered in the sample. A stratified ratio estimator is used for this purpose. For more details, see About the statistics .
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