In April 2006, turnover in manufacturing was up by 5 percent on April 2005. For two years now, the turnover figure has been higher than in the corresponding month of the previous year.
Turnover was positively influenced by selling prices. These were more than 6 percent higher than in April 2005. The higher selling prices were mainly due to price hikes in the oil, chemicals and rubber industry. Moreover April 2006 had two working days less than April 2005. This had a negative effect on turnover developments.
The highest turnover increase, 17 percent, was observed in the oil, chemical, rubber and plastics industry. Turnover was down in the textile industry, the paper and publishing industry and the wood and building materials industry.