Modest output growth manufacturing industry

08/11/2013 09:30

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.4 percent up in September 2013 from September 2012. For the first time this year, manufacturing output was above the level realised in the same period one year previously, but the growth is modest.

Output generated by the sector food, drinks and tobacco products has grown since January 2013. In September output was up by 4.0 percent. The output levels in the sector electrical products and machinery and the sector basic metal products rose by 3.6 and 1.0 percent respectively relative to September last year. Output generated by the textile, clothing and leather industry was 0.9 percent up from one year previously. Output declined in the other branches of manufacturing industry. Output generated by the sector petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products fell by 2.2 percent compared to September 2012.

Average daily output manufacturing industry (volume)

Average daily output manufacturing industry (volume)

Seasonally adjusted figures provide a more reliable picture of short-term output developments. Output rose by 1.2 percent in September relative to August. In August output fell by 1.2 percent.

Seasonally adjusted average daily output in manufacturing industry

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.