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Orders and turnover in industry, April 2019

Orders in industry increased in April

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-06-04 9.30

Total orders in industry increased by 9.3 percent in April 2019 compared with March, in seasonally adjusted figures. Compared with April 2018, total orders in industry increased by 0.1 percent in calendar-adjusted figures.

A majority of the industrial subsectors presented positive development on a monthly basis, in seasonally adjusted figures. Among the industrial subsectors, the largest increase was in the industry for motor vehicles, up 69.7 percent compared with March. Total orders in industry increased in the domestic market, as well as in the export market, compared with the previous month. Compared with March, the domestic market increased by 4.1 percent and the export market increased by 13.5 percent, in seasonally adjusted figures.

On an annual basis, total orders in industry increased by 0.1 percent compared with April 2018, in calendar-adjusted figures. Orders received from customers in Sweden decreased by 2.6 percent and orders received from customers abroad increased by 2.2 percent.

The figures for April are preliminary. Since the previous publication, the seasonally adjusted monthly development in March compared with February has been revised downwards by 0.3 percentage point to -5.2 percent. The calendar-adjusted development in March compared with March of the previous year has been revised upwards by 1.0 percentage points to -7.1 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 2007 INDUSTRY TITLE April 2019/
March 2019[1]
Jan-apr 2019/
Jan-apr 2018[2]
April 2019/
April 2018[2]
Share of orders in total industry 2015
    Tot Dom Exp Tot Dom Exp Tot Dom Exp  
B+C Mines and quarries and manufacturing industry 9.3 4.1 13.5 ‑2.8 ‑2.5 ‑3.1 0.1 ‑2.6 2.2 100.0
- Intermediate goods industry 0.1 0.8 0.2 ‑3.9 ‑4.4 ‑3.4 ‑5.0 ‑8.7 ‑1.2 41.1
- Energy excl. NACE rev 2. Section D ‑20.3 ‑20.3 1.9 ‑15.5 ‑9.9 ‑20.9 ‑35.4 ‑32.5 ‑38.2 6.3
- Capital goods industry 30.4 10.1 36.6 ‑2.3 0.6 ‑3.6 8.9 10.1 8.4 34.8
- Non-durable consumer goods industry ‑2.0 3.2 ‑10.1 5.1 1.4 11.4 9.1 5.7 15.1 15.8
- Durable consumer goods industry 10.9 19.3 1.8 ‑3.0 ‑8.5 5.9 8.4 10.3 5.6 2.0
B Mines and quarries 5.5 4.3 4.7 ‑1.4 ‑3.6 1.0 12.0 0.9 27.0 2.8
C Manufacturing industry 9.4 3.9 13.9 ‑2.9 ‑2.4 ‑3.2 ‑0.2 ‑2.7 1.7 97.2
10-12 Food product, beverage and tobacco industry 8.3 4.8 6.7 1.7 2.3 ‑1.0 7.9 7.6 8.8 9.8
13-15 Industry for textile and leather products 10.3 21.5 5.5 ‑2.2 ‑5.5 0.9 6.3 6.8 6.0 0.5
16 Industry for wood and wood products 1.8 2.1 ‑0.5 ‑2.6 ‑3.6 ‑0.9 1.9 2.3 1.1 4.3
17 Industry for pulp, paper and paper products ‑0.6 2.0 ‑0.7 ‑7.9 ‑5.4 ‑8.4 ‑9.9 ‑3.9 ‑11.2 7.8
18 Industry for printing and reproduction of recorded media ‑10.4 ‑0.1 ‑42.3 ‑2.5 ‑5.5 14.7 2.5 ‑4.9 58.7 1.3
19 Industry for coke and refined petroleum products ‑20.3 ‑19.9 1.9 ‑15.5 ‑9.9 ‑20.9 ‑35.4 ‑32.5 ‑38.2 5.4
20-21 Industry for chemicals and industry for pharmaceutical products ‑2.7 8.9 ‑4.9 4.5 5.6 4.3 7.3 12.0 6.0 8.0
22 Industry for rubber and plastic products ‑0.5 ‑1.2 ‑1.6 ‑1.7 ‑5.9 2.8 ‑2.1 ‑1.0 ‑3.3 2.4
23 Industry for other non-metallic mineral products 3.2 0.8 41.3 ‑1.0 0.5 ‑8.6 3.2 ‑0.4 25.0 2.2
24 Industry for basic metals ‑2.7 4.4 ‑6.8 ‑9.5 ‑2.4 ‑12.3 ‑8.4 ‑1.6 ‑11.6 8.7
25 Industry for manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 2.0 5.8 ‑4.3 1.4 3.7 ‑3.1 4.0 8.8 ‑4.9 6.6
26 Industry for manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products 0.0 ‑8.2 2.1 7.2 1.4 9.6 3.2 ‑7.2 7.8 7.5
27 Industry for manufacture of electrical equipment 1.0 ‑1.1 5.8 0.0 ‑34.2 36.0 ‑27.5 ‑63.7 39.0 4.1
28 Industry for machinery and equipment n.e.c. 6.0 0.0 4.7 3.1 7.1 1.6 7.4 5.8 8.1 10.8
29 Industry for motor vehicles 69.7 20.2 82.5 ‑1.7 ‑2.7 ‑1.4 20.6 13.9 22.7 11.8
30 Industry for other transport equipment 9.6 27.3 2.3 ‑43.5 ‑21.7 ‑52.8 ‑44.1 49.6 ‑60.6 1.6
31-33 Industry for other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment 5.1 5.2 1.7 1.6 0.0 5.6 4.2 5.4 1.7 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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