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  Producer prices for manufactured products fell by 0.3 per cent from October last year
  According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for manufactured products fell by an average of 0.3 per cent from October 2013 to October 2014. The producer prices for manufactured products sold on the domestic market went down by 1.0 per cent, while the producer prices of export products went up by 0.6 per cent.
 

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Parents of families with underage children are unmarried more often than before
  The numbers of families with children with one parent or cohabiting couples have been growing over the past twenty years, but in recent years the numbers have remained nearly unchanged. Of families with underage children, 19 per cent are families of a cohabiting couple, 18 per cent of a mother and children, and three per cent families of a father and children. The marital status of parents of the families with underage children has changed in around twenty years. Nowadays, the marital status of parents is more often unmarried than in the mid-1990s.
 

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Finland's preliminary population figure 5,470,437 at the end of October
  According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population at the end of October was 5,470,437. Over the January to October period, Finland's population increased by 19,170 persons, which is 2,530 persons fewer than for the corresponding period of the year before. The main reason for the population increase was migration gain from abroad: the number of immigrants was 13,540 higher than that of emigrants. Natural population growth, or excess of births to deaths, was 5,630 persons.
 

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Nights spent by foreign tourists in Finland down by 7.1 per cent in September
  The number of recorded nights spent by foreign tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments in September 2014 was nearly 386,000, which was 7.1 per cent fewer than in September 2013. Overnight stays by resident tourists numbered good 1.1 million, which was almost the same as in September 2013. Only a 0.3 per cent decrease year-on-year. The total number of overnight stays decreased by 2.2 per cent from the year before. Accommodation establishments recorded a total of 1.5 million of them in September 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, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Road traffic accidents claimed 18 lives in October
  According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 432 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in October. In them, 18 persons were killed and 532 persons injured. The number of persons killed was five higher and that of persons injured 75 lower than in October 2013.
 

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Share of the field of culture in the national economy continues to fall despite the rise of the games industry
  Culture has conventionally been a very work-dominated activity. The fields of culture made up good four per cent of all employed persons in the whole national economy in 2012. These data derive from Statistics Finland's Culture Satellite Accounts. The games industry is one of the few clearly growing sub-areas of culture, although its significance in the whole cultural economy is not yet that big. Most of the activity of the games industry remains outside the limitations of the cultural satellite, but now separate calculations have been made on the whole games industry.
 

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  The economic downturn has not affected the use of natural resources
  The material economy did not peter out like the national economy did last year. In 2013, material requirement as direct input in the national economy was 4.7 per cent higher than in the previous year. For example, in agriculture, cereal production grew by as much as 11 per cent, logging in forestry increased by 9 per cent, and altogether more metal ores, industrial minerals and useful stone were extracted from mines than ever before. The use of imported goods remained on level with the previous year. And even though the use of stone, like gravel and crushed stone, in construction fell to the level of the recession year 2009 and even below it, all in all, a similar collapse in the material requirement as seen in the recession of the early 1990s or in 2009 is not visible in Finland at the moment.
 

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Most significant direct investors to Finland were Sweden and the United States in 2013
  The new statistical standards and data collected on a more detailed level than before enable country-specific analyses of foreign direct investments (FDI) to Finland by the ultimate investing country, as well as by the conventional immediate investing country. The significance of the United States as to direct investments to Finland grows particularly in the new examination.
 

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Building costs grew by 1.3 per cent year-on-year in October
  According to Statistics Finland, building costs were 1.3 per cent higher in October 2014 than in October of the previous year. The prices of labour inputs in construction went up by 0.6 per cent. The prices of materials and other inputs increased by 1.7 per cent from the year before.
 

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Comprehensive schools had 542,900 pupils in 2014
  According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 542,900 pupils in 2014. The number of pupils in comprehensive school increased by 0.5 per cent from the year before. Forty-nine per cent of the pupils in comprehensive school were girls and 51 per cent were boys.
 

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Current account in surplus in September 2014, the value of exports grew
  In September 2014, the current account showed a surplus and the value of goods exports grew from the previous year's September.
 

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Energy consumption in households fell in 2013
  Energy consumption in households went down by six per cent in 2013. Energy consumption in households, that is, heating of residential buildings and household appliances amounted to 63,427 gigawatt hours (GWh). As a result of the warm weather, the consumption of heating energy in residential buildings fell by six per cent. The energy consumption of household appliances went down by five per cent. For example, the lower use of car interior heating decreased consumption. The data are based on Statistics Finland's statistics on energy consumption in households.
 

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Fewer open job vacancies in the third quarter than one year earlier
  According to the Job Vacancy Survey of Statistics Finland, there were 20,500 open job vacancies in the third quarter of 2014, which is 13 per cent down from one year earlier (23,500). The reference period of the data for the third quarter was 1 September.
 

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Inflation slowed down to 1,0 per cent in October
  The year-on-year change in consumer prices calculated by Statistics Finland was 1.0 per cent in October. In September it stood at 1.3 per cent. The inflation slowed down particularly because prices of vegetables went down.
 

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Output of the national economy decreased in September 2014
  Seasonally adjusted output decreased by 0.3 per cent in September from the month before. Adjusted for working days, output decreased by 1.3 per cent year-on-year. The working day correction affected the growth figures of September considerably as, according to the original series, output of the national economy grew by 1.7 per cent from one year ago in September. According to revised data, working day adjusted output decreased in August by 0.7 per cent from August 2013 (previously -0.6%).
 

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Polytechnics had 138,700 students
  According to Statistics Finland, polytechnics had 138,700 students in 2014. New students numbered 38,600, which is over 1,000 more than in the year before. The number of students attending education leading to a polytechnic degree was 129,500, which was over 800 students fewer than in the previous year. The number of students attending education leading to a higher polytechnic degree was 9,200, over 600 students more than in the previous year.
 

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Sales in total trade grew by 1.5 per cent year-on-year in September
  According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales remained in September on the level of September 2013. By contrast, sales in daily consumer goods trade grew by 1.4 per cent, while sales in department store trade went down by 2.5 per cent from one year ago. Wholesale trade sales improved by 2.5 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 0.6 per cent from one year previously. All in all, sales in total trade were up by 1.5 per cent on September 2013.
 

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Turnover in manufacturing contracted by good 2 per cent in June to August from the year before
  According to Statistics Finland, turnover in manufacturing was 2.2 per cent lower in the June to August period than in the corresponding period of the year before. Domestic sales contracted by 4.2 per cent and export turnover by 0.6 per cent from one year ago.
 

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Turnover in service industries grew by 3.5 per cent year-on-year in June to August
  According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 3.5 per cent in June to August from the corresponding time period of the year before. In the same period one year earlier, turnover rose by 0.2 per cent year-on-year. Services are here examined exclusive of trade.
 

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  The value of insurance companies' investments stood at EUR 114.5 billion at the end of 2013
  The balance sheet value of investments amounted to EUR 114.5 billion at the end of 2013 and the share of employment pension companies was 70 per cent. The balance sheet value of investments grew by nearly six per cent from the previous year. These data derive from Statistics Finlands statistics on insurance activities.The chart below shows the distribution of investments by item.
 

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Turnover of construction enterprises grew by 1.3 per cent year-on-year in June to August
  The turnover of construction enterprises increased by 1.3 per cent in June to August 2014 from the year before. The turnover of building construction went up by 1.6 per cent and that of specialised construction enterprises by 1.5 per cent. The turnover of civil engineering remained almost on level with the previous year. In the corresponding period of 2013, the turnover of the whole industry decreased by 1.1 per cent.
 

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Wages and salaries sum grew by 1.1 per cent year-on-year in July to September
  According to Statistics Finland, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 1.1 per cent greater in the past July to September period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In September alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by 1.6 per cent year-on-year. In the July to September period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 1.4 per cent.
 

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Industrial output decreased by 1.6 per cent year-on-year in September
  According to Statistics Finland, output of total industries adjusted for working days was 1.6 per cent lower in September 2014 compared to September 2013. In the January to September period, industrial output adjusted for working days went down by 3.7 per cent compared with the corresponding period in 2013. Original industrial output grew by 1.3 per cent year-on-year in September. The production of investment goods also made upturn in September.
 

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  New orders in manufacturing grew in September by over one half from one year ago
  According to Statistics Finland, the value of new orders in manufacturing was 54.8 per cent higher in September 2014 than twelve months earlier. The strong growth is caused by a few large orders in the metal industry. During January to September, orders rose by 9.7 per cent year-on-year.
 

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Owners of dwellings and housing companies renovated with nearly EUR six billion in 2013
  The compilation of statistics on renovations to buildings and dwellings has been renewed. The statistics have not previously included own renovations or contracted renovations by owners of dwellings and renovations to public service buildings. The reasons for renovation building or data concerning the condition of buildings have not either been published earlier.
 

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Rents rose by 3.5 per cent in the year
  During the third quarter of 2014, the year-on-year increase in rents was 3.5 per cent. The rents of non-subsidised rental dwellings went up by an average of 3.0 per cent in the whole country. In the Greater Helsinki Area the rents of non-subsidised rental dwellings went up by 3.2 per cent and in the rest of Finland by 2.9 per cent. The rents of government subsidised dwellings rose by 4.1 per cent in the whole country. Compared to the previous quarter, the rents of non-subsidised dwellings increased by an average of 0.5 cent and the rents of government subsidised dwellings by 0.6 per cent.
 

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Accrual of environmental taxes on level with the previous year in 2013
  EUR 5.8 billion was collected with environmental taxation in Finland in 2013. The amount of environmental taxes remained on level with the previous year. Altogether, 40 per cent of environmental taxes in 2013 came from transport fuels, that is motor gasoline and diesel oil. Environmental taxes accounted for 6.5 per cent of the entire tax revenue of the state, which was slightly less than in the year before.
 

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  One half of Finnish residents participate in social network services
  Fifty-one per cent of the population aged 16 to 89 followed social network services in 2014. Among the population aged 16 to 89, 87 per cent used the Internet. Sixty-four per cent were online several times a day. The share of the population that had made online purchases or placed online orders in the past three months grew by four percentage points to 48 per cent. The use of social media, like blogs and chat groups is increasing.
 

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Placement of new employed persons in occupations 2012
  According to Statistics Finland's employment statistics, around 196,600 new employed persons entered the labour market in 2012. Most of the employed were students (around 90,100 persons 1) ). Of unemployed persons, around 63,200 persons found employment. The most common occupational groups for new employed persons were shop sales assistants (around 15,000 persons), office cleaners and social work assistants. Altogether, the number of new employed persons was around 24,900 lower in 2012 than in 2011.
 

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

  Young women highly educated, Uusimaa has the population with highest educational qualifications
  By the end of 2013, a total of 3,164,095 persons in Finland had attained post-comprehensive level educational qualifications in upper secondary general school education, vocational education, polytechnic education or university education. In other words, 69 per cent of the population aged 15 or over had completed a post-comprehensive level qualification. The share of those with a post-comprehensive level qualification remained unchanged.
 

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Last update 24.11.2014