The total industry stock is defined as the sum of stocks of input goods, stocks of products in processing, finished goods of own manufacturing and finished goods of foreign manufacturing. Total industry refers to division B+C according to NACE Rev.2.
All reported changes are derived from stocks of inventories at the end of the quarter valued at the price level of 2005, which means in constant prices unless otherwise mentioned, and do not refer to calendar day and seasonal adjusted data. The percentage changes are also derived from stocks of inventories in fixed prices and reported compared to previous quarter and the same quarter previous year. Revisions normally occur within the sample year, which starts from the fourth quarter previous year and ahead. However, in conjunction with the publication of quarters 1 and 2 the entire previous sample year is subject to revisions. The uncertainty is normally higher at the first publication of the second quarter due to lower response rates during the summer.