Orders to the Swiss industry, an indicator of future industrial production, fell 1.1 percent in the second quarter, the Swiss Federal Statistics Office said on Thursday.
Industrial production rose 4.6 percent against the previous year, while orders on hand rose 1.9 percent.
KEY FIGURES (percentage change year-on-year, excluding construction) Q2 2012 Q1 2012 Industrial production Pct change yr/yr 4.6 1.4 Index (1995 average=100) New orders Pct change yr/yr -1.1 -3.9 Index (1995 average=100) Orders on hand Pct change yr/yr 1.9 4.7 Index (1995 average=100) Sales Pct change yr/yr 3.3 -0.7 Index (1995 average=100)
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