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Orders and turnover in industry, March 2019

Orders in industry decreased in March

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-05-07 9.30

Total orders in industry decreased by 4.9 percent in March 2019 compared with February, in seasonally adjusted figures. Compared with March 2018, total orders in industry decreased by 8.1 percent in calendar-adjusted figures.

A majority of the industrial subsectors presented negative development on a monthly basis, in seasonally adjusted figures. Among the industrial subsectors, the largest decrease was in the industry for motor vehicles, down 21.3 percent compared with February. Total orders in industry decreased in the domestic market, as well as in the export market, compared to the previous month. Compared with February, the domestic market decreased by 4.0 percent and the export market decreased by 6.7 percent in seasonally adjusted figures.

On an annual basis, total orders in industry decreased by 8.1 percent compared with March 2018, in calendar-adjusted figures. Orders received from customers in Sweden decreased by 6.1 percent and orders received from customers abroad decreased by 9.5 percent.

The figures for March are preliminary. Since the previous publication, the seasonally adjusted monthly development in February compared with January has been revised downwards by 0.4 percentage point to -2.4 percent. The calendar-adjusted development in February compared with February of the previous year has been revised downwards by 0.7 percentage points to -3.5 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 March 2019/
February 2019[1]
Jan-Mar 2019/
Jan-Mar 2018[2]
March 2019/
March 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 ‑4.9 ‑4.0 ‑6.7 ‑4.5 ‑2.6 ‑5.8 ‑8.1 ‑6.1 ‑9.5 100.0
- Intermediate goods industry 0.1 ‑1.2 2.5 ‑3.5 ‑2.8 ‑4.0 ‑2.2 ‑3.9 ‑1.1 41.1
- Energy excl. NACE rev 2. Section D ‑5.2 ‑4.7 ‑10.3 ‑8.6 ‑1.8 ‑15.0 ‑8.6 ‑11.2 ‑5.3 6.3
- Capital goods industry ‑8.5 ‑1.9 ‑12.5 ‑6.4 ‑3.1 ‑8.0 ‑16.1 ‑6.7 ‑20.4 34.8
- Non-durable consumer goods industry ‑4.1 ‑2.6 ‑4.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.2 ‑0.7 ‑3.4 ‑6.0 1.2 15.8
- Durable consumer goods industry ‑6.7 ‑8.8 ‑8.3 ‑5.8 ‑14.6 8.6 ‑9.3 ‑18.7 6.7 2.0
B Mines and quarries 3.5 ‑5.7 16.7 ‑5.7 ‑5.4 ‑6.1 ‑2.7 ‑8.5 3.3 2.8
C Manufacturing industry ‑5.1 ‑4.0 ‑6.5 ‑4.4 ‑2.5 ‑5.8 ‑8.3 ‑6.0 ‑9.8 97.2
10-12 Food product, beverage and tobacco industry ‑3.7 ‑2.7 ‑0.9 ‑0.3 0.6 ‑4.2 ‑5.8 ‑5.6 ‑6.5 9.8
13-15 Industry for textile and leather products ‑11.8 ‑22.2 ‑0.9 ‑6.7 ‑10.6 ‑3.0 ‑13.6 ‑23.5 ‑3.2 0.5
16 Industry for wood and wood products 2.5 0.2 6.7 ‑3.4 ‑5.3 0.2 ‑3.5 ‑6.7 2.6 4.3
17 Industry for pulp, paper and paper products 1.0 0.1 1.7 ‑6.6 ‑4.4 ‑7.1 ‑6.7 ‑5.5 ‑7.1 7.8
18 Industry for printing and reproduction of recorded media 26.4 1.6 245.4 ‑4.3 ‑5.8 4.0 13.9 ‑6.5 204.9 1.3
19 Industry for coke and refined petroleum products ‑5.2 ‑9.4 ‑10.3 ‑8.6 ‑1.8 ‑15.0 ‑8.6 ‑11.3 ‑5.3 5.4
20-21 Industry for chemicals and industry for pharmaceutical products ‑10.7 ‑3.5 ‑12.2 ‑4.0 3.7 ‑5.7 ‑13.2 0.5 ‑16.2 8.0
22 Industry for rubber and plastic products ‑4.8 ‑1.9 ‑8.9 ‑1.5 ‑7.5 5.0 ‑4.5 ‑7.1 ‑1.9 2.4
23 Industry for other non-metallic mineral products ‑1.6 ‑1.6 ‑9.9 ‑2.8 0.7 ‑18.8 ‑1.5 3.5 ‑23.5 2.2
24 Industry for basic metals ‑0.3 0.4 ‑0.6 ‑9.8 ‑2.7 ‑12.5 ‑5.8 ‑6.1 ‑5.6 8.7
25 Industry for manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment ‑4.1 ‑5.4 ‑3.7 ‑0.6 0.4 ‑2.7 0.4 ‑3.2 8.1 6.6
26 Industry for manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products 1.2 1.5 ‑2.3 10.0 5.0 12.2 14.7 27.5 10.4 7.5
27 Industry for manufacture of electrical equipment 23.8 14.0 34.7 14.8 ‑10.6 34.8 33.0 ‑7.2 58.2 4.1
28 Industry for machinery and equipment n.e.c. ‑4.1 2.3 ‑5.5 1.8 7.8 ‑0.3 ‑3.3 9.0 ‑7.2 10.8
29 Industry for motor vehicles ‑21.3 ‑4.5 ‑25.6 ‑10.2 ‑8.4 ‑10.8 ‑30.7 ‑20.8 ‑34.4 11.8
30 Industry for other transport equipment 48.2 10.0 62.0 ‑43.3 ‑35.9 ‑47.9 ‑10.4 ‑1.2 ‑14.9 1.6
31-33 Industry for other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment ‑2.4 ‑4.7 1.8 0.4 ‑2.4 7.0 ‑2.7 ‑6.1 5.1 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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