In June, the average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.2 percent higher than twelve months previously, after the increase of 1.2 percent in May.
Output increased in the chemical industry, the manufacturing of wood and building materials, the metal industry and in the paper and publishing industry. In the textile industry and the food processing on the other hand, output declined relative to June 2007
Seasonally adjusted figures provide a more reliable picture of short-term production developments. Monthly figures not adjusted for seasonal effects are often somewhat erratic. Therefore, the two-monthly average compared with the previous two-monthly average is a more accurate indicator. After correction for seasonal effects and the number of working days, manufacturing output was fractionally up in May-June on the period March-April.