turnover manufacturing industry down in third quarter
In the third quarter of 2014, Dutch manufacturing industry recorded a negative turnover growth of 1.7 percent relative to the same period last year. This is the first turnover decline after four quarters of sustained growth. Food, drinks and tobacco and petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products mainly accounted for the downturn. With 4.1 percent, manufacturing turnover on the domestic market fell much more rapidly than on the foreign market (- 0.6 percent).