Total stocks in industry increased by SEK 2.7 billion during the third quarter, which means a 1.5 percent rise compared to the level of the second quarter. Even compared to the third quarter of 2009 stocks in industry increased, and the rise was estimated at 2.1 percent.
The tendency of higher stock levels continued during the third quarter of 2010. The rise was estimated at SEK 2.7 billion or 1.5 percent, compared to the second quarter. Stocks of input goods contributed during the third quarter by 1.7 SEK billion, following a weaker development during the previous quarter. Compared to the third quarter of 2009, total stocks in industry have increased 2.1 percent.
The industrial sector can be divided into five main groups. Among these, the industry for capital goods accounts for the major increase, with a stock increase of SEK 2.2 billion or 2.9 percent compared to the second quarter. Compared to the third quarter of 2009, stocks were up 5.5 percent in the industry for capital goods.
During the second quarter of 2010 the value of all stocks rose by SEK 4.0 billion, which means a revision upwards of SEK 0.2 billion since the previous publication.
Computer and electronic industry contributed most
The industry for computers and electronics (NACE 26) contributed the most to the overall increase in the total stocks in industry during the third quarter. The increase was measured at SEK 1.9 billion or 10.7 percent compared to the stock level of the previous quarter. The computer and electronic industry together with the industry for motor vehicles (NACE 29), can explain the entire increase in stocks in industry during the third quarter.