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  Finnish enterprises abroad: nearly 4900 affiliates in 119 countries in 2012.
  According to Statistics Finland's data, Finnish enterprises had business activity in 4,883 affiliates located in 119 countries in 2012. Measured by the number of personnel, the activity of affiliates abroad concentrated in Europe and Asia. The personnel abroad totalled over 570,000, of whom nearly one-third were working in EU 15 countries, nearly one-quarter in Asia and Oceania, and almost one-sixth in EU 27 countries. Examined by country, the numbers of personnel were the highest in China, Sweden, Russia and India. These data derive from data collected from enterprises.
 

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Nights spent by foreign tourists in Finland down by 4.5 per cent in February 2014
  The number of recorded nights spent by foreign tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments in February 2014 was 403,000, which was 4.5 per cent fewer than in February 2013. Overnight stays by resident tourists numbered slightly more than one million. The number was 0.5 per cent lower than in February 2013. The total number of overnight stays decreased by 1.7 per cent from the year before. Accommodation establishments recorded a total of good 1.4 million of them in February 2014. These figures are preliminary data from Statistics Finlands statistics on accommodation establishments and they have been collected from accommodation establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection, and youth hostels.
 

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Number of marriages entered into clearly lower, slightly more divorces
  According to Statistics Finland's data on population changes, the number of marriages entered into in 2013 went down steeply from the previous year. A total of 25,119 marriages were entered into, which was 3,759 fewer than in the year before. The decrease in the marriage rate concerned almost without exception all age groups.
 

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Number of offences increased in January to March 2014
  According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 93,900 offences were recorded by the police, customs and border guard from January to March 2014, which is 3,500 cases (3.9 per cent) more than in the corresponding period of one year earlier. The number of property offences recorded was 54,000, which was 6,000 cases (12.4 per cent) more than in 2013. The recorded number of crimes against life and health was 8,100, which is 670 cases (7.7 per cent) lower than in the respective period of the previous year. In addition, 95,000 cases of endangerment of traffic safety and traffic infractions were registered.
 

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  One-half of working weeks are five days long
  A five-day working week is the most common in Finland: one-half of employed persons had worked on five days a week. The working week of self-employed persons was longer than five days more often than that of wage and salary earners. Nearly one-third of self-employed persons worked on all days of the week. These data appear from the week diaries concerning gainful work collected in connection with the Time Use Survey 2009 to 2010.
 

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Building costs rose by 0.9 per cent year-on-year in March
  According to Statistics Finland, building costs were 0.9 per cent higher in March 2014 than in March of the previous year. The prices of labour inputs in construction went up by 1.4 per cent, the prices of materials grew by 0.5 per cent, and those of other inputs increased by 1.8 per cent from one year ago.
 

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Finland's greenhouse gas emissions in the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period evaluated
  According to Statistics Finland's greenhouse gas emission data, Finland fulfils its emission reduction commitment for the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period. The emissions for the period 2008 to 2012 were five per cent below the assigned amount of emissions specified for Finland. The change caused by the review calculation compared to the preliminary data released in December 2013 was quite minor (0.01 per cent over the period 2008 to 2012).
 

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Output of the national economy grew in February 2014
  Seasonally adjusted output grew by 0.2 per cent in February from the month before. Adjusted for working days, output increased by 0.4 per cent from the level of the previous year. According to revised data, working-day adjusted output fell in January by 0.4 per cent (previously +0.2 per cent) from January 2013.
 

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover in manufacturing contracted by good 4 per cent in November to January from the year before
  According to Statistics Finland, turnover in manufacturing in the November to January period was 4.2 per cent lower than in the corresponding period of the year before. Domestic sales contracted by 6.1 per cent and export turnover by 2.9 per cent from one year ago.
 

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover in service industries grew by 1.3 per cent year-on-year in November to January
  According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 1.3 per cent in November to January from the corresponding time period of the year before. One year previously, turnover in service industries grew by 2.2 per cent in the corresponding period. Services are here examined exclusive of trade.
 

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Inflation slowed down to 1.1 per cent in March
  The year-on-year change in consumer prices calculated by Statistics Finland slowed down even further, as it was 1.1 per cent in March, 1.3 per cent in February and 1.6 per cent in January. Inflation slowed down above all because the prices of vegetables fell from February to March.
 

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Retail trade sales fell by 0.4 per cent in February from one year ago
  According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales decreased by 0.4 per cent in February 2014 from February 2013. In daily consumer goods trade, sales rose by 0.8 per cent, while sales in department store trade went down by 1.6 per cent from one year ago. Wholesale trade sales went down by 1.9 per cent, but motor vehicle sales went up by 9.1 per cent from one year previously. In total trade, sales went down in February by 0.1 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.
 

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover of construction enterprises decreased by 1.3 per cent in November to January from the year before
  The turnover of construction enterprises contracted by 1.3 per cent in November to January from the corresponding period of the year before. The turnover of specialised construction activities contracted by 3.0 per cent and that of building construction by 1.5 per cent. The turnover of civil engineering grew by 4.9 per cent.
 

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Finns' travel to Central Europe increased in 2013
  According to Statistics Finland's survey, Finns made 7.8 million different leisure trips abroad in 2013. Trips to Central Europe increased their popularity. The number of domestic leisure trips with paid accommodation numbered nearly 6.6 million. The destination of one million of these trips was Lapland and Kainuu. Business trips both in Finland and abroad decreased from the previous year.
 

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Income level of those living in rented dwellings improved slightly in 2012
  The income level of households living in owner-occupied dwellings was nearly the same (growth of 0.3%), while the income level of households living in rented dwellings went up by 1.5 per cent in 2012. The median for equivalent disposable monetary income was EUR 24,750 for households living in owner-occupied dwellings and EUR 16,955 for those living in rented dwellings. The median income for all households was in total EUR 22,100 in 2012. These data appear from the Income distribution statistics .
 

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Industrial output decreased by 5.4 per cent year-on-year in February
  According to Statistics Finland, output of total industries adjusted for working days was 5.4 per cent lower in February 2014 than in February 2013.
 

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  New orders in manufacturing grew by 6.9 per cent year-on-year in February
  According to Statistics Finland, the value of new orders in manufacturing was 6.9 per cent higher in February 2014 than twelve months earlier. In January to February, orders grew by 1.3 per cent from the previous year.
 

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Wages and salaries sum grew by 1.7 per cent year-on-year in December to February
  According to Statistics Finland, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 1.7 per cent greater in the past December to February period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In February alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by 0.8 per cent year-on-year. In the December to February period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 1.1 per cent.
 

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Employees' estimates about their age of retirement have risen considerably
  Employees' estimates about the age at which they will retire have risen considerably in five years. In 2013, nearly two out of five (37%) employees aged over 50 thought they would retire at the age of 64 or later, while the corresponding share was 28 per cent in 2008. These derive from the preliminary data of Statistics Finland's Quality of Work Life Survey for 2013.
 

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Financial leasing acquisitions EUR 2.0 billion in 2013
  Financial leasing acquisitions stood at EUR 2.0 billion in 2013. Compared with the previous year, acquisitions decreased by four per cent. Financial leasing payments in turn amounted to EUR 1.2 billion, or three per cent more than in 2012. Financial leasing companies' sales of leasing objects stood at EUR 632 million, which was nine per cent less than in the previous year. These data derive from Statistics Finlands Financial leasing statistics.
 

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Number of polytechnic degrees continued growing
  According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, 24,800 degrees were completed at polytechnics in 2013, which was 3.8 per cent more than in the previous year. The number of polytechnic degrees has grown steadily over the past four years. The number of higher polytechnic degrees has grown most. In 2013, altogether 1,900 higher polytechnic degrees were completed of which over one-third in the fields of welfare, health and sport.
 

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Number of births fell further
  According to Statistics Finland's data on population changes, the number of births decreased clearly from the year before. In 2013, 58,134 children were born, which was 1,359 fewer than in the year before. The number of births has now decreased for the third year in succession.
 

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Number of deaths at under one year decreased clearly from one year ago
  In 2013, the number of deaths of children during their first year of life decreased by 28 per cent. The number was by far the lowest during Finland's independence, amounting to 102 children. Twelve months previously the number was 141 children. Infant mortality per 1,000 live births was 1.8. Prior to 2013, the lowest infant mortality rate was 2.3 per mil in 2010.
 

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Public sector environmental protection expenditure increased slightly in 2012
  According to Statistics Finland, public sector environmental protection expenditure totalled some EUR 1.5 billion in 2012. Compared to previous years, the expenditure increased slightly. Central governments share of the expenditure was 54 per cent and that of municipalities and joint municipal authorities was 46 per cent.
 

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Wage and salary earners' average earnings considerably higher in Uusimaa than in other regions
  According to Statistics Finlands Structure of Earnings statistics, the average monthly earnings of full-time wage and salary earners in the last quarter of 2012 were EUR 3,206 and the median earnings were EUR 2,853. Of the regions, average earnings were highest in Uusimaa, EUR 3,560. The regions with the lowest earnings were Etelä-Savo (EUR 2,815) and Kainuu (EUR 2,832). Besides earnings for regular working hours, the earnings also include all bonuses and benefits in kind but not one-off pay items, such as performance-based bonuses.
 

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Households financial assets grew by EUR 5 billion in the last quarter of 2013
  Households financial assets grew by EUR 5.0 billion during the last quarter of 2013. Households' debts also grew moderately, by EUR 0.2 billion. Households' financial assets have grown more than their debts already in six quarters in succession. At the end of 2013, the difference between households' financial assets and debts, i.e. net financial assets, amounted to EUR 110.6 billion. These data derive from Statistics Finlands financial accounts statistics.
 

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Households' income development continued weak in 2012
  According to Statistics Finland's income distribution statistics, households' income development has been weak in recent years. In 2012, median income decreased by 0.2 per cent in real terms from the year before. In 2008 to 2012, the average annual change was only 0.8 per cent while the change in 2001 to 2008 was 2.7 per cent. The income level of the population aged 65 to 74 has increased towards the end of the past decade while the income of the population aged 25 to 34 has decreased from 2008.
 

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  In March 2014 the number of new passenger cars registered was 9,626
  In March 2014 a total of 15,792 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 10,726 were automobiles. First registrations inreased by 8.6 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In March the number of new passenger cars registered was 9,626, which was 1.3 per cent up from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 38.0 per cent. These data are based on the Vehicular and Driver Data Register of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency and they have been produced by Statistics Finland. The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.
 

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Owner-occupied housing expenditures rose by 0.6 per cent
  According to Statistics Finland's data, the annual costs of owner-occupied housing rose by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013. The purchases of dwellings increased by 0.6 per cent during the corresponding period. Compared to the previous quarter, costs of owner-occupied housing went down by 0.4 per cent and purchases of dwellings went down by 0.2 per cent.
 

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased, the transport performance increased in the fourth quarter of 2013
  A total of 71 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the fourth quarter of 2013, which was six per cent less than in the corresponding quarter in 2012. The volume of transported soil materials decreased by nine per cent and the volume of transport for other goods decreased by four per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. These data derive from the statistics on goods transport by road compiled by Statistics Finland.
 

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

Last update 19.04.2014