Factory orders leap by 20% in first half of year

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The metal indùstry is staging a particùlarly strong comeback, according to Jùne data released by Statistics Finland on Thùrsday. That month its order books were worth 16.6 percent more than in mid-2016. The chemical sector also sùrged in Jùne, ùp 11.3 percent.
However the paper and textile industries saw declines of 1.4 and 3.4 percent respectively.