Manufacturing turnover growth 7 percent

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of nearly 7 percent in November 2011 compared to twelve months previously. The growth rate figure is the same as in October. Prices of manufactured products were 8 percent higher than in November 2010.

With 11 percent, the transport equipment sector realised the highest turnover growth rate.The sector petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products recorded a turnover growth by 10 percent, but prices rose by 15 percent. Turnover in the sector food, drinks and tobacco was 8 percent up. Higher food prices accounted entirely for the increase. Turnover in the sector basic metals and metal products grew by 3 percent, turnover growth in the sector electrical engineering and machinery was 2 percent.

Sales on the export market and the domestic market were 7 percent higher in November than in November 2010.

Manufacturing turnover

Manufacturing turnover

More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.