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Fall in manufacturing turnover
Seasonally-adjusted figures showed that the total turnover in Norwegian manufacturing decreased by 1.6 per cent from September to November 2013 compared to the previous three-month period. The decline was due to the lower turnover in the domestic market.
|Seasonally adjusted||Calendar adjusted1||Unadjusted|
|Monthly change||Three-month change||Twelve-month change||NOK million|
|November 2013 / October 2013||September 2013 - November 2013 / June 2013 - August 2013||November 2013 / November 2012||November 2013|
|1Adjusted for working-days and for public holidays in Norway.|
|Extraction, mining, manufacturing and elec||-1.4||-1.7||3.2||146 491|
|Extraction and related services||-0.5||-3.0||3.7||59 444|
|Mining and quarrying||-3.5||17.1||16.1||1 474|
|Food, beverages and tobacco||-2.2||-1.1||5.0||17 888|
|Refined petro., chemicals, pharmac.||-1.0||0.3||-0.2||11 819|
|Basic metals||2.7||0.4||-7.4||4 502|
|Machinery and equipment||10.9||-1.8||26.9||7 918|
|Ships, boats and oil plattforms||-6.9||-16.3||-6.7||6 048|
|Electricity, gas and steam||-9.1||2.8||4.4||12 136|
The biggest contributor to the 1.6 per cent decrease was building of ships, boats and oil platforms, which recorded a decline of 16.2 per cent from September to November 2013 compared to the previous three-month period, according to seasonally-adjusted figures . The decrease within the industry was mainly due to several large deliveries registered in the previous three-month period. Repair, installation of machinery and machinery and equipment edged down 12.4 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively. According to the Index of industrial production , these industries also recorded a reduction in their production volume.
Slight reduction in turnover from October to November
Seasonally-adjusted figures showed that total Norwegian manufacturing turnover decreased 0.7 per cent from October to November mainly because of a decline in the domestic market.
Notable decreases were recorded in repair, installation of machinery (16 per cent), building of ships, boats and oil platforms (7 per cent), and food, beverages and tobacco (2.2 per cent).
Despite the overall reduction in turnover, some manufacturing industries recorded an increase in this period. The machinery and equipment industry (10.8 per cent), fabricated metal products (5.7 per cent), and basic metals (2.7 per cent) accounted for most of the increase in turnover from October to November.
Prominent growth for machinery and equipment industry from November 2012
Calendar-adjusted figures showed an increase of 2.2 per cent in total manufacturing turnover in November 2013 compared to November 2012. While the domestic market faced a slight decrease (0.9 per cent), the export market grew by 7.5 per cent in the same period.
The largest increase was for the machinery and equipment industry, growing by 26.9 per cent. The export market of fish products was the major contributor to a 5 per cent growth of food, beverages and tobacco. This was followed by a 2.3 per cent increase in fabricated metal products.
Repair, installation of machinery, on the other hand, fell by 18 per cent and basic metals decreased 7.4 per cent. Building of ships, boats and oil platforms pulled down the turnover by 6.7 per cent in this period.
Norway and the euro area
Seasonally-adjusted figures show that Norwegian manufacturing turnover went down 1.3 per cent from September to October 2013. Manufacturing turnover in the euro area also went down 0.3 per cent in the same period, according to figures published by Eurostat .
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