Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 13 percent in July 2011 relative to July 2010. In June, turnover was 9 percent up on one year previously. July had one working day less than in July 2010. The negative effect on sales is estimated at about 3 percent. Prices of manufactured products were 10 percent higher than one year previously.
With 25 percent, turnover increased most in the sector electrical engineering and machinery. In the sector petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products, turnover was 20 percent up on one year previously. Higher prices almost entirely accounted for the increase. With 9 percent, turnover in the sector basic metals and metal products also increased considerably. In this sector, prices and volume were both up on one year previously.
Sales on the export markets were 17 percent higher in July 2011 than in July 2010, whereas sales on the domestic market grew by 9 percent. Turnover growth realised abroad has been higher than turnover growth on the domestic market for over eighteen months now.
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.