The beginning of 2018 was still a time of strong growth in the Finnish metal industry. However, the growth seems to have stabilized through this autumn. All in all, our total invoicing was still at a good level, but open orders have somewhat decreased. This shows clearly at Jame-Shaft in August, invoicing was still very good in August but the number of orders had already decreased somewhat. Compared with last year, total invoicing was less in September and October than the year before. Partly, it is due to normal seasonal fluctuations, but also, we have had the lowest sales figures often in October for several years in a row. From there on, the orders have increased gradually towards the spring. Nevertheless, it is clear, that invoicing this autumn won’t increase compared with the same period last year.