Manufacturing output up in June

© Hollandse Hoogte / Herman Engbers
According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 3.3 percent up in June 2017 from June 2016. The growth rate was slightly lower than in May. Over more than one and a half years, manufacturing output has continually been above the level of the same month one year previously. The strongest growth was seen in the transport equipment industry.

Average daily output manufacturing (volume)
Average daily output manufacturing (volume)
2013 J-0.7
2013 A-1.8
2013 S-0.6
2013 O1.8
2013 N0.8
2013 D2.4
2014 J3.8
2014 F5.6
2014 M1.2
2014 A3.3
2014 M0.6
2014 J-1.7
2014 J2.9
2014 A0.8
2014 S0.8
2014 O0.1
2014 N-0.3
2014 D-3.1
2015 J-1.3
2015 F-1.7
2015 M-0.2
2015 A-1.1
2015 M1.8
2015 J3.1
2015 J0.3
2015 A-1.1
2015 S-0.6
2015 O2.5
2015 N1.9
2015 D2.9
2016 J3.2
2016 F1.4
2016 M2.2
2016 A3.6
2016 M1.9
2016 J4
2016 J2.1
2016 A2.1
2016 S3.4
2016 O0.9
2016 N3.3
2016 D6
2017 J1
2017 F6
2017 M3.6
2017 A1.2
2017 M4.4
2017 J3.3

Strongest production growth in transport equipment industry

Output generated by the transport equipment industry was more than 15 percent up in June 2017 from June last year. The industries producing machinery, electrotechnical equipment, rubber and plastic products, chemicals and metal products recorded above-average output growth as well. However, output generated by manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and food products was down from June 2016.

Average daily output by sector
Average daily output by sector
 % change
Transport equipment15.3
Electrotechnical products8.2
Rubber and plastic products6.7
Chemical products6.3
Metal products4.1
Food products-3.8
Pharmaceutical products-20.7
Manufacturing (total)3.3

Altogether, the industries referred to in the above graph account for approximately 70 percent of total manufacturing output.

Manufacturing output shows positive trend

A more accurate picture of short-term output developments is obtained when figures are adjusted for seasonal effects and the working-day pattern. After adjustments, a decrease is seen in the manufacturing output in June of 0.3 percent on the previous month. However, production has been at its highest recorded level in the past few months.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, manufacturing output shows an irregular pattern with many ups and downs, but since mid-2014, the overall trend has been upward.

Seasonally adjusted average daily output manufacturing
Seasonally adjusted average daily output manufacturing
2013 J100.6
2013 A101.2
2013 S101.5
2013 O102.2
2013 N102.9
2013 D105.3
2014 J103.9
2014 F104.8
2014 M101.6
2014 A104.3
2014 M101.8
2014 J100.2
2014 J103
2014 A102.4
2014 S102
2014 O102.1
2014 N102.6
2014 D102.1
2015 J103.1
2015 F103
2015 M102.2
2015 A102.5
2015 M103.4
2015 J103.6
2015 J103.3
2015 A101.5
2015 S102
2015 O104.7
2015 N104.4
2015 D104.4
2016 J106.1
2016 F103.5
2016 M104.7
2016 A106.6
2016 M106.2
2016 J106.4
2016 J105.5
2016 A105
2016 S106.2
2016 O106.4
2016 N107.7
2016 D108.9
2017 J107.1
2017 F109.5
2017 M108.7
2017 A108.3
2017 M110.4
2017 J110.1

Manufacturers less confident in July

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated slightly in July. Manufacturers are mainly less positive about their future output.

Germany is an important foreign market for the Dutch manufacturing industry. Confidence among German manufacturers reached an all-time high in July. The average daily output generated by the German manufacturing industry was 1.8 percent higher in June 2017 than one year earlier.

The figures in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted.


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