Unchanged manufacturing turnover
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Turnover in oil and gas, manufacturing, mining and electricity supplyMarch 2010



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Unchanged manufacturing turnover

Seasonally adjusted figures show a slight decrease of 0.8 per cent in turnover in Norwegian manufacturing from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2010.

Index of turnover for manufacturing January 2001-March 2010, 2005=100

Index of turnover for manufacturing. Seasonally adjusted. Three-month average 2001-2010

The turnover in Norwegian manufacturing fell by 4.8 per cent within the domestic market, while increasing by 2.8 per cent in the export market according to seasonally adjusted figures. The industries that contributed to this decline in the first quarter of 2010 were repair, installation of machinery and machinery and equipment, which reduced the turnover by 16.8 and 8.2 per cent respectively. Turnover of food products also showed a decline in turnover of 2.8 per cent, while dropping 5.5 per cent in the domestic market.

On the other hand, industries with increased turnover included refined petroleum, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, up by 9.2 per cent, with an increase within the export market of 14.7 per cent. Basic metals reported an 8.5 per cent increase. A boost in production volume is one of the factors that explains this tendency in the first quarter of 2010, (see the index of production ).

Growth in turnover from February to March

The turnover in Norwegian manufacturing went up by 3.9 per cent from February to March 2010, according to seasonally adjusted figures. This was mainly due to a growth of 11.2 and 10.8 per cent respectively within building of ships, boats and oil platforms and refined petroleum, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Others industries that also reported growth were basic metals and fabricated metal products, with a growth of 2.8 and 15.9 per cent respectively. For this first grouping, an increase in both price and volume was the major reason behind this positive output, (see producer price index ).

Unchanged turnover March 2008 compared to March 2009

Unadjusted figures showed that total turnover in March 2010 compared to March 2009 was unchanged. Refined petroleum, chemicals and pharmaceuticals and basic metals showed strong results. Turnover within these industries rose by 33.9 and 32.6 per cent respectively.

Conversely, industries that showed a decline in turnover were machinery and equipment and building of ships, boats and oil platforms. Turnover within these industries fell by 31.2 and 16.8 per cent respectively.

Norway and the Euro area

Unadjusted figures show that there was a 4.6 per cent fall in Norwegian manufacturing turnover from February 2009 to February 2010. Manufacturing turnover in the Euro area dropped 6.4 per cent in the same period, according to figures published by Eurostat .

Statistics on turnover of oil and gas extraction, mining and quarrying, manufacturing, electricity and gas supply. March 2010
  Original series.1
January-March 2010
Changes in per cent.
January-February 2009-
January-February 2010
Original series.1
March 2010
Changes in per cent.
March 2009-March 2010
Changes in per cent.
Seasonally adjusted.
Oktober 2009-Desember 2009-
January 2010-March 2010
The overall turnover  378 397 1.9  138 035 7.4 5.2
Extraction and related services  142 507 -1.5 49 694 4.0 2.5
Manufacturing, mining and quarrying  186 536 -3.2 71 606 0.6 -1.0
Domestic market  114 496 -7.0 45 655 -1.0 -4.9
Export market 72 039 3.4 25 951 3.5 2.8
Electricity, Gas and Steam Supply 49 354 46.3 16 735 75.2 69.4
Main industrial groupings          
Intermediate goods 75 091 1.6 28 181 9.5 -1.1
Capital goods 59 610 -16.0 23 526 -18.2 -2.0
Consumer goods 48 674 0.2 18 466 7.4 -0.7
Energy goods  195 021 9.7 67 863 19.4 12.8
1  NOK million.

Seasonally adjusted three-month moving average

The seasonally adjusted three-month moving average for all series is now available in StatBank. Three-month moving average is used to minimise the effect of random variation in monthly figures in order to give a better description of current economic trends. The three-month moving average index number is the average of the three previous monthly index numbers.


For example: three-month moving average for February is the average monthly index numbers for February, January and December.



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