Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 13 percent in September 2011 relative to twelve months previously. In August, turnover growth was 16 percent. Prices of manufactured products were almost 10 percent higher than in September 2010.
The sector transport equipment achieved 37percent turnover growth and the sector petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products saw turnover grow by 24 percent. Turnover in the sector basic metals and metal products was also higher than in September 2010, but growth in this branch was less substantial (8 percent).Turnover in the food sector was 7 percent up. Higher food prices entirely accounted for the increase. Turnover generated in the sector electrical engineering and machinery was marginally below the level of twelve months previously.
Sales on the export market were 15 percent higher in September; sales on the domestic market grew by 10 percent. Turnover growth on the export market has exceeded turnover growth on the domestic market for more than eighteen months now.
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.