Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 16 percent in August 2011 relative to August 2010. In July, turnover was 14 percent up on one year previously. August 2011 had one working day more than August 2010. The positive effect on sales is estimated at about 2 percent. Prices of manufactured products were almost 10 percent higher than one year previously.
In the sector transport equipment, the sector basic metals and metal products and the sector petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products, turnover was approximately 20 percent up on one year previously. In the last sector, higher prices almost entirely accounted for the turnover increase. In the food sector, turnover grew by 12 percent; two thirds due to price increases. Turnover in the sector electrical engineering and machinery was 12 percent up.
Sales on the export markets and the domestic market were 16 percent higher in August 2011 than in August 2010.
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.