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Increase in manufacturing turnover
Seasonally-adjusted figures showed that the turnover in Norwegian manufacturing went up by 1.8 per cent in the period from September to November 2009 compared to the previous three-month period. This is mainly a result of an increased turnover in the home market.
The strongest contributor to the last three-month results was the industry related to refined petroleum, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, with an increased turnover of 7.4 per cent. This can be explained by stronger demand within the export market of 11.7 per cent and a significant increase in production volume ( Index of production ). Machinery and equipment and repair, installation of machinery also went up, 2.0 and 7.0 per cent respectively, due to higher activity within the home market. The industry associated to building ships, boats and platforms also delivered good figures, up 4.0 per cent mainly because of substantial project deliveries. Turnover also increased within basic metals, up 5.7 per cent.
Among industrial groupings whose turnover fell, were rubber, plastic and mineral products, down 2.9 per cent. Fabricated metal products and non-metallic mineral products also fell by 7.5 and 1.9 per cent respectively.
Increase in turnover from October to November 2009
Manufacturing turnover went up by 2.9 per cent from October to November 2009 according to seasonally-adjusted figures. The greatest growth was for machinery and equipment, by 9.5 per cent. Building ships, boats and platforms went up by 4.0 per cent and refined petroleum, chemicals and pharmaceuticals by 4.4 per cent.
Basic metals continued the positive development and ended up with a 3.7 per cent increase. A combination of higher producer prices and a rise in production volume were determining factors behind this increase.
Lower turnover in November 2009 compared to November 2008
Manufacturing turnover fell by 2.0 per cent in October 2009 compared to October 2008, according to unadjusted figures. The industrial groupings that showed the lowest results were basic metals down 17.2 per cent, and computer and electrical equipment by 18.0 per cent. Conversely, turnover of food products went up by 4.0 per cent, thereby buffering the fall in industrial turnover.
Norway and the Euro area
Unadjusted figures show that there was a 9.5 per cent fall in Norwegian manufacturing turnover from October 2008 to October 2009. Manufacturing turnover in the Euro area dropped 16.5 per cent in the same period, according to figures published by Eurostat .
Changes in per cent.
Changes in per cent.
Changes in per cent.
June 2009-August 2009-
September 2009-November 2009
|The overall turnover||1 281 218||-14.4||123 276||-6.0||2.3|
|Extraction and related services||484 271||-22.2||45 877||-7.9||2.1|
|Manufacturing, mining and quarrying||703 354||-8.1||68 201||-1.9||1.4|
|Domestic market||453 510||-1.9||43 993||2.4||1.5|
|Export market||249 842||-17.5||24 208||-8.7||-0.4|
|Electricity, Gas and Steam Supply||93 594||-13.2||9 198||-22.5||-13.0|
|Main industrial groupings|
|Intermediate goods||280 709||-9.7||26 455||-4.7||-0.2|
|Capital goods||236 891||3.4||22 372||2.1||3.2|
|Consumer goods||181 960||0.3||18 310||0.7||-0.5|
|Energy goods||581 658||-24.9||56 138||-11.3||0.7|
Documentation on seasonal adjustment
Statistics Norway has developed general and survey specific documentation on seasonal adjustment practices. The documentation is based on the European Statistical System (ESS): Guidelines on seasonal adjustment . This documentation clarifies the seasonal adjustment practices in use in Statistics Norway, and simplifies a comparison between surveys. Different quality measures are also published in the survey specific documentation. The survey specific documentation is available in the left margin under About seasonal adjustment . The general documentation is available under: http://www.ssb.no/english/metadata/methods/seasonal_adjustment.pdf
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