Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 6 percent in December 2011 compared to twelve months previously, although the working-day and holiday pattern was less favourable than in December 2010. The negative effect on sales in December is estimated at approximately 4 percent. Prices of manufactured products were 6 percent higher than one year previously.
Manufacturing industry achieved more turnover across the board. The transport equipment sector and the sector petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products recorded the highest turnover growth rates, with 15 and 12 percent respectively. Turnover growth in other branches of manufacturing industry was modest.
Turnover growth on the domestic market was higher than on the export market for the third consecutive month. Previously, turnover growth on the export market had been higher than turnover growth on the domestic market for nearly two years.
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.