Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 3.8 percent up in April from April 2012. The increase is larger than in March, when manufacturers’ stocks were 2.4 percent up from one year previously. Figures on stocks have been adjusted for price changes.
Stocks of finished products in manufacturing industry (volume)
Manufacturers’ opinions about their stocks remain stable in June
The Business Sentiment Survey for the Manufacturing Industry provides a first indication for further development of the index stocks of finished products. In this survey, manufacturers are invited to define their current stocks of finished products as too small (positive), normal or too large (negative) in relation to projected sales. These results are available two months earlier than data on stocks of finished products.
Manufacturers’ opinions on their stocks hardly changed in June. The number of manufacturers defining their stocks as too large has exceeded the number of manufacturers defining their stocks as too small for more than two years now.
Opinions on stocks of finished products
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