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Industrial turnover and orders

In March 2019 the seasonally adjusted turnover index increased by 0.3% compared to the previous month (-0.3% in domestic market and +1.5% in non-domestic market); the first quarter compared to the previous one increased by 0.9% (+0.9% in domestic market and +1.1% in non-domestic market).

The seasonally adjusted industrial new orders index increased by 2.2% compared to Febuary (-0.5% in domestic market and +6.2% in non-domestic market); the first quarter compared to the previous one remained unchanged (+0.5% in domestic market and -0.6% in non-domestic market).

With respect to the same month of the previous year the calendar adjusted industrial turnover index increased by 1.3% (+0.2% in domestic market and +3.5% in non-domestic market). Calendar working days in March 2019 were 21, one less than March 2018.

The unadjusted industrial new orders index decreased by 3.6% with respect to the same month of the previous year (-4.4% in domestic market and -2.4% in non-domestic market).

The seasonally adjusted volume turnover index (only for the manufacturing sector) increased by 0.4% compared to the previous month; the first quarter increased by 1.1% compared to the previous quarter. The calendar adjusted volume turnover index increased by 0.3% with respect to the same month of the previous year.

Reference period: March 2019

Date of Issue: 15 May 2019

Next release: 14 june

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