The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry in August 2013 was 2.3 percent down from August 2012. Manufacturing output has been down from one year previously for eight months in a row now. The decline in August was more substantial than in the previous four months of 2013.
In almost all sectors of manufacturing industry, output was down in August 2013 from August last year. Output generated by the sector petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products fell by 3.6 percent. Output realised by the sector electrical products and machinery and the sector basic metal products dropped by 2.3 and 1.6 percent respectively from one year previously. Output generated by the sector food, drinks and tobacco products, on the other hand, rose by 3.1 percent relative to August 2012. Output in this sector has grown since January 2013.
Average daily output in manufacturing industry (volume)
Seasonally adjusted figures provide a more reliable picture of short-term output developments. Output fell by 1.6 percent in August relative to July.
Seasonally adjusted average daily output in manufacturing industry
More figures can be found in the dossier Business cycle.
For more information on economic indicators, the reader is referred to the Economic Monitor.