More on the so-called manufacturing crisis

The opposition parties held their own committee to “investigate” the “crisis” that they claimed existed in manufacturing.

They duly announced their report int eh aforesaid crisis and no sooner than they did the crisis evaporated.

Yesterday still more good news came out about manufacturing.

Total manufacturing sales volume rose for the September 2013 quarter, despite a fall in meat and dairy product manufacturing, Statistics New Zealand said today.

After adjusting for seasonal effects, the volume of total manufacturing sales rose 0.5 percent, while meat and dairy product manufacturing sales volume fell 2.7 percent. 

“Although meat and dairy volumes fell, stock levels are very high for the end of a September quarter,” industry and labour statistics manager Blair Cardno said.

“Outside meat and dairy, we saw a broad-based increase across the manufacturing sector in the quarter.”

Sales volume for total manufacturing excluding meat and dairy was up 2.8 percent in the September quarter, the largest increase since June 2002. Sales for ten of the other 12 manufacturing industries rose.

The main industry movements were:

  • metal product manufacturing, up 6.6 percent
  • petroleum and coal product manufacturingup 8.0 percent.

Note the increase in coal and petroleum product manufacturing…the Green taliban and their Labour pals want to shut all this down.

The statistics and facts make a lie of the manufactured manufacturing crisis.


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