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Orders and turnover in industry, December 2018

Orders in industry increased in December

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-02-05 9.30

Total orders in industry increased by 3.1 percent in December 2018 compared with November, in seasonally adjusted figures. Compared with December 2017, total orders in industry increased by 2.4 percent in calendar-adjusted figures.

Total orders in industry increased in the domestic market as well as in the export market compared with the previous month. Compared with November, the domestic market increased by 0.5 percent and the export market increased by 4.7 percent in seasonally adjusted figures. Among the industrial subsectors, the largest increase was in the industry for fabricated metal products, up by 14.4 percent compared with November.

On an annual basis, total orders in industry increased by 2.4 percent compared with December 2017, in calendar-adjusted figures. Orders received from customers in Sweden increased by 2.0 percent and orders received from customers abroad increased by 2.1 percent.

The figures for December are preliminary. Since the previous publication, the seasonally adjusted monthly development in November compared with October has been revised downwards by 0.9 percentage points to a monthly development of -3.6 percent. The calendar-adjusted development in November compared with November of the previous year has been revised downwards by 0.2 percentage points to an annual development of -2.6 percent.

For a more comprehensive understanding of the statistics, it is relevant to analyse the seasonal and calendar adjustments’ effects on the statistics.

Percent changes in orders
NACE 2007INDUSTRY TITLEDecember 2018/ November 2018[1]Jan-Dec 2018/ Jan-Dec 2017 [2]December 2018/ December 2017 [2]Share of orders in total industry 2015
  TotDomExpTotDomExpTotDomExp 
B+CMines and quarries and manufacturing industry 3.1 0.5 4.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 2.4 2.0 2.1 100.0
- Intermediate goods industry 3.1 0.5 4.4 ‑0.4 0.0 ‑0.6 ‑0.5 ‑2.5 ‑0.8 41.1
- Energy excl. NACE rev 2. Section D ‑4.7 ‑0.3 ‑3.3 1.2 0.4 2.0 ‑11.1 ‑10.5 ‑10.4 6.3
- Capital goods industry 5.6 1.8 7.1 3.9 6.7 2.5 9.7 15.7 5.7 34.8
- Non-durable consumer goods industry 0.1 ‑0.1 ‑0.3 3.2 0.3 8.5 6.1 1.4 11.7 15.8
- Durable consumer goods industry 0.8 ‑1.4 9.0 ‑1.8 ‑4.2 2.3 ‑12.3 ‑21.9 7.6 2.0
B Mines and quarries ‑6.9 0.9 ‑9.8 ‑1.6 ‑2.4 ‑0.7 ‑14.3 ‑8.0 ‑19.6 2.8
C Manufacturing industry 3.1 0.5 3.0 1.8 1.8 1.6 2.7 2.3 2.7 97.2
10-12 Food product, beverage and tobacco industry 1.9 1.4 3.3 1.2 0.6 3.8 3.9 3.7 4.2 9.8
13-15 Industry for textile and leather products 8.1 6.6 9.6 ‑0.7 ‑4.2 2.9 8.1 ‑2.3 20.3 0.5
16 Industry for wood and wood products ‑0.5 ‑1.2 0.5 ‑2.5 ‑2.9 ‑1.4 ‑4.7 ‑7.5 1.3 4.3
17 Industry for pulp, paper and paper products ‑2.8 ‑1.5 ‑4.5 ‑2.8 ‑1.3 ‑3.1 ‑6.1 ‑3.5 ‑6.8 7.8
18 Industry for printing and reproduction of recorded media ‑6.7 ‑1.0 ‑26.0 0.4 ‑0.5 5.6 ‑17.3 ‑6.7 ‑57.5 1.3
19 Industry for coke and refined petroleum products ‑4.7 ‑0.9 ‑3.3 1.2 0.4 2.0 ‑11.1 ‑11.2 ‑10.4 5.4
20-21 Industry for chemicals and industry for pharmaceutical products 5.2 2.0 5.3 3.8 ‑3.4 5.5 6.0 ‑3.1 7.7 8.0
22 Industry for rubber and plastic products 9.0 9.5 13.0 0.9 2.4 ‑0.6 5.2 7.1 4.6 2.4
23 Industry for other non-metallic mineral products 1.4 ‑0.3 25.9 ‑2.5 ‑1.8 ‑6.9 0.1 0.7 ‑0.1 2.2
24 Industry for basic metals 5.2 3.7 8.0 ‑0.6 ‑0.6 ‑0.5 ‑6.2 ‑5.9 ‑3.9 8.7
25 Industry for manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 14.4 2.1 50.4 0.1 ‑1.9 4.7 15.3 3.9 45.7 6.6
26 Industry for manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products 9.5 6.7 21.1 ‑8.2 ‑4.6 ‑9.4 ‑5.7 11.9 ‑7.8 7.5
27 Industry for manufacture of electrical equipment ‑2.6 ‑4.6 3.4 6.7 6.4 7.0 11.1 0.2 19.0 4.1
28 Industry for machinery and equipment n.e.c. 2.9 ‑0.3 2.7 15.7 29.4 10.3 29.7 29.4 27.8 10.8
29 Industry for motor vehicles 7.0 4.4 7.8 ‑0.3 9.2 ‑3.4 ‑3.9 7.9 ‑7.8 11.8
30 Industry for other transport equipment ‑5.8 28.6 ‑6.3 3.6 ‑29.6 36.9 10.3 41.6 ‑22.9 1.6
31-33 Industry for other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment ‑0.1 ‑1.7 ‑1.3 1.2 2.4 ‑1.3 ‑2.0 ‑3.5 2.2 4.4

1) Calendar and seasonally adjusted figures 2) Calendar adjusted figures

Definitions and explanations

Revisions

In connection with the November 2018 publication, statistics on the motor vehicle industry, linked aggregates and total industry were revised from January 2017 onwards as a result of new information to Statistics Sweden.

When the orders index and the turnover index for a new month are published, the indices for previous months are also revised. The material is normally revised for between two and four months retroactively, depending on which month of the quarter is the reference month. The whole previous quarter is revised when publishing the first and second months of a quarter. Calendar adjusted figures, seasonally adjusted figures and trend figures are revised from January 2000 onwards.

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