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Wed, 09 Oct, 2013 12:06:49 AM
FTimes News Desk, October 9
 
Photo – Lehtikuva.
Seasonally adjusted output of the nationals grew by 0.3 per cent in July from the month before, said a press release of Statistics Finland.
 
Adjusted for working days, output fell by 0.2 per cent from the level of the previous year. July 2013 had one working day more than the corresponding month of the previous year.
 
According to the original series, output was one per cent higher than in July of the year before.
 
According to revised data, working-day adjusted output grew in June by 0.5 per cent (previously-0.0 per cent) from June 2012.
 
Volume of total output 2005 – 2013, trend and seasonally adjusted series. Source: Statistics Finland.
The revision is caused by the benchmarking of the data to quarterly accounts.
 
The series of the Trend Indicator of Output are seasonally adjusted with the Tramo/Seats method.
 
The latest observations of the series adjusted for seasonal and random variation and trend series become revised with new observations in seasonal adjustment methods.
 
Revisions especially at turning points of economic trends may be significant, which should be taken into consideration when using seasonally adjusted and trend data.  
 
Working day adjusted change of total output from previous year’s corresponding month, %. Source: Statistics Finland.
Services decreased by almost one-half of a per cent from the year before. Secondary production remained on level with the previous year. Primary production went up by nearly four per cent from July 2012.
 
Secondary production includes manufacturing and construction. Services comprise trade, hotel and restaurant activities, transport and business activities, as well as real estate, renting and research services, financial intermediation and insurance, and public services.
 
Primary production refers to agriculture, forestry and fishing, the press release said.
 
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