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Orders and turnover in industry, December 2019

Orders in industry decreased in December

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-02-05 9.30

Total orders in industry decreased by 0.5 percent in December 2019 compared with November, in seasonally adjusted figures. Compared with December 2018, total orders in industry decreased by 4.7 percent in calendar-adjusted figures.

The developments on a monthly basis varied among the industrial subsectors. The largest increase was in the petroleum industry, up by 28.7 percent. The largest decrease was in the industry for other transport equipment, down by 26.8 percent. Total orders in industry increased on the domestic market and decreased on the export market compared with November. The domestic market increased by 1.7 percent and the export market decreased by 2.1 percent, in seasonally adjusted figures.

Total orders in industry decreased on an annual basis

On an annual basis, total orders in industry decreased by 4.7 percent compared with December 2018, in calendar-adjusted figures. Orders received from customers in Sweden decreased by 3.1 percent and orders received from customers abroad decreased by 5.6 percent.

Total orders in industry in November revised

The figures for December are preliminary. Since the previous publication, the seasonally adjusted monthly development in November compared with October was revised downwards by 0.4 percentage points to 0.4 percent. The calendar-adjusted development in November compared with November of the previous year was revised downwards by 0.6 percentage points to -1.8 percent.

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

Percentage changes in orders
NACE 2007 INDUSTRY TITLE Dec 2019/
Nov 2019[1]
Jan-Dec 2019/
Jan-Dec 2018[2]
Dec 2019/
Dec 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 ‑0.5 1.7 ‑2.1 ‑1.5 ‑3.6 0.2 ‑4.7 ‑3.1 ‑5.6 100.0
- Intermediate goods industry 2.1 4.3 ‑0.3 ‑4.2 ‑5.1 ‑3.4 ‑5.6 ‑4.5 ‑6 41.1
- Energy excl. NACE rev 2. Section D .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6.3
- Capital goods industry ‑5.6 ‑8.6 ‑4.2 1.6 ‑2.7 3.7 ‑10.2 ‑11.2 ‑9.1 34.8
- Non-durable consumer goods industry ‑2.7 3.4 ‑13.6 4.7 ‑1.5 15.7 5.2 0.1 17.9 15.8
- Durable consumer goods industry .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 2.0
B Mines and quarries 4 6 4.1 ‑5.3 ‑4.1 ‑6.7 ‑1.5 ‑8 4.6 2.8
C Manufacturing industry ‑0.7 1.6 ‑2.9 ‑1.4 ‑3.6 0.4 ‑4.8 ‑2.9 ‑5.9 97.2
10-12 Food product, beverage and tobacco industry 5.1 5.3 5.6 ‑0.7 ‑0.9 ‑0.1 1.4 0.8 4.7 9.8
13-15 Industry for textile and leather products 2 4.2 2 5.7 4.9 6.1 ‑0.3 8 ‑8 0.5
16 Industry for wood and wood products 0.7 ‑0.8 3.3 ‑2.5 ‑4.6 1.6 ‑3.9 ‑4.3 ‑3.3 4.3
17 Industry for pulp, paper and paper products ‑0.8 ‑0.2 ‑2.1 ‑5.2 ‑1.4 ‑5.9 ‑4.4 4.5 ‑6.1 7.8
18 Industry for printing and reproduction of recorded media 3.5 1.9 20.9 ‑7.7 ‑9.5 1.5 5.8 ‑11.1 147.1 1.3
19 Industry for coke and refined petroleum products 28.7 .. .. ‑12.6 .. .. 9.1 .. .. 5.4
20-21 Industry for chemicals and industry for pharmaceutical products ‑4.8 ‑3.7 ‑3.5 11.7 4.4 13.5 18.4 ‑0.7 23.5 8.0
22 Industry for rubber and plastic products 1.2 3 2.4 ‑5.1 ‑5.5 ‑4.6 ‑8.3 ‑7.4 ‑9.9 2.4
23 Industry for other non-metallic mineral products 2.6 2.5 6.1 ‑1.8 ‑3.5 9.2 ‑1.1 ‑3.1 10.1 2.2
24 Industry for basic metals 9.4 28.5 4.1 ‑10.2 ‑6.8 ‑11.7 ‑10.9 ‑0.6 ‑15.9 8.7
25 Industry for manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment ‑5.8 ‑3.4 ‑9.9 ‑3.2 ‑1.6 ‑6.5 ‑24 ‑12.9 ‑43.8 6.6
26 Industry for manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products ‑13.5 ‑14.2 ‑12.5 11.7 1.3 15.6 ‑10.4 ‑21.7 ‑7.3 7.5
27 Industry for manufacture of electrical equipment ‑16.9 16.4 ‑35.8 1.8 ‑21.5 19 ‑1.5 1.9 ‑3.9 4.1
28 Industry for machinery and equipment n.e.c. ‑3.9 ‑24.4 0.3 ‑2.9 ‑7.4 ‑1.1 ‑17.6 ‑18.4 ‑16.7 10.8
29 Industry for motor vehicles 0.8 ‑1.8 1.6 6.4 ‑0.6 8.9 ‑0.7 ‑7.3 1.8 11.8
30 Industry for other transport equipment ‑26.8 ‑10.4 ‑17.6 ‑19.1 ‑9.2 ‑25.4 4.7 11.9 ‑5.6 1.6
31-33 Industry for other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment ‑1.1 ‑4.2 0.4 ‑1 ‑3.9 5.4 ‑6.2 ‑12.4 7.5 4.4

1) Calendar and seasonally adjusted figures 2) Calendar adjusted figures 3) Data marked with .. includes classified information or missing data

Definitions and explanations

Revisions

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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