Minor changes in manufacturing

Production in manufacturing in Norway decreased by 0. 3 per cent in the third quarter compared with the second quarter of 2011, according to seasonally-adjusted figures.

Industries like food products, wood and wood products, basic chemicals together with basic metals had a downturn in production. The decrease in basic chemicals can partly be explained by a decline in the solar-cell industry, according to Statistics Norway (SSB).

On the other hand, fabricated metal products, machinery and equipment, and ships, boats and oil platforms had an increase in production in the third quarter compared with the second quarter of 2011. Due to the increase in new orders, the industry related to machinery and equipment was able to increase its level of activity, SSB reports.

Production in manufacturing went up by 1.8 per cent from September 2010 to September 2011, according to working-day adjusted figures. Industries such as fabricated metal products, computer and electrical equipment, as well as machinery and equipment saw an increase in the production in this period. Food products, wood and wood products together with basic chemicals and metals had a decrease in production. In addition, basic metals also saw a decline in production in the same period.

The output in manufacturing went up by 0.8 per cent from August to September 2011, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. Fabricated metal products, computer and electrical equipment, and machinery and equipment had a growth in production from August to September 2011. In addition, there was also an increase in the industry for boats, ships and oil platforms. In the same period, food products, wood and wood products as well as paper and paper products had a minor decrease in production.

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