According to Istat, in August the industry’s turnover is growing, seasonally adjusted, of 4.0% over the previous month, with increases of 3.8% on the domestic market and 4.6% on the foreign one. As average of the last three months (June-August), the index increased by 0.4% over the previous three months (from March to May). Adjusted for calendar effects (working days were 22 like in August 2010) the total turnover grew by 12.0% in terms of trend, with increases of 12.3% on the domestic market and 12.0% on the foreign one. The seasonally adjusted indices of economic turnover mark increments of 6.4% for capital goods, 4.6% for intermediate goods, 2.7% for consumer goods and 0.3% for energy. Comparing trends, the broader contribution to revenue growth comes from foreign component of intermediate goods. The sectors of economic activity for which the largest increases of total sales have been registered, compared to August 2010, are the manufacture of machinery and equipment nec (+24.5%) and the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (+20.5%). As for total orders, it has been recorded a conjuncture increase of 5.0%, reflecting an increase of 6.8% of domestic orders and 2.2% of those from abroad. As average of the last three months, total orders fall by 1.0% compared to the previous quarter. In comparison with the month of August 2010, the raw index of orders marks a growth of 10.5%. For orders, the main trends of increase are observed for the manufacture of transport equipment (+84.3%, with growth concentrated in the construction of ships and boats) and for textile, clothing, leather and accessories (+ 14.1%).