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  Enterprise openings and closures in 2013 were most numerous in trade
  According to Statistics Finland, the number of enterprise openings and closures in 2013 were most numerous in trade. Regionally enterprise openings and closures were most numerous in Uusimaa. The stock of enterprises grew the most in professional, scientific and technical activities, and decreased the most in transportation and storage.
 

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Life expectancy at birth longest for girls from Ostrobothnia and shortest for boys from Kainuu
  According to Statistics Finland, the life expectancy of newborns during the period 2011 to 2013 was longest for girls born in the region of Ostrobothnia, 84.8 years, and shortest for boys born in the region of Kainuu, 75.3 years. Life expectancy is an age-standardised indicator that describes the level of mortality observed during the calculation period.
 

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Producer prices for manufactured products fell by 0.3 per cent from September last year
  According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for manufactured products fell by an average of 0.3 per cent from September 2013 to September 2014. The producer prices for manufactured products sold on the domestic market went down by 0.9 per cent, while the producer prices of export products went up by 0.4 per cent.
 

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Producer prices for services grew by 1.1 per cent year-on-year in July to September
  According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for services went up by 1.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2014 from the corresponding quarter of the year before.
 

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Retail trade flash estimate: sales remained on level with the previous year in September
  According to Statistics Finlands retail trade flash estimate, the sales of retail trade were at the same level in September as in September 2013. Over the same period, the volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, went down by 0.7 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales grew by 1.6 per cent and the sales volume by 0.1 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.
 

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Fewer patents were granted in Finland to Finnish companies in 2013 than in previous years
  According to Statistics Finland, the patents received by Finnish enterprises and associations decreased in 2013 by some nine per cent year-on-year. Altogether, Finnish enterprises and associations received 573 patents, and the number hit its lowest level in six years.
 

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Nights spent by foreign tourists in Finland increased by 0.6 per cent in August
  The number of recorded nights spent by foreign tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments in August 2014 was 700,000, which was 0.6 per cent more than one year earlier. Overnight stays by resident tourists at accommodation establishments numbered close on 1.5 million. The number was 2.0 per cent lower than in August 2013. The total number of overnight stays decreased by 1.2 per cent from the year before. Accommodation establishments recorded good 2.1 million of them in August 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, 23 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Road traffic accidents claimed 20 lives in September
  According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 536 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in September. In them, 20 persons were killed and 657 persons injured. The number of persons killed was three higher and that of persons injured 13 lower than in September 2013.
 

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Cubic volume covered by granted building permits declined by 8 per cent in August
  According to the preliminary data of Statistics Finland's statistics on building and dwelling production, building permits were granted in August 2014 for a total of 1.9 million cubic metres, which is 8.5 per cent less than one year ago.
 

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Finlands preliminary population figure 5,468,609 at the end of September
  According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population at the end of September was 5,468,609. Over the January to September period, Finland's population increased by 17,340 persons, which is 2,250 less than in the respective period of one year previously. The main reason for the population increase was migration gain from abroad: the number of immigrants was 12,330 higher than that of emigrants. Natural population growth, or excess of births to deaths, was 5,010 persons.
 

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Unemployment rate 8.2 per cent in September
  According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey, the number of unemployed persons in September 2014 was 218,000, which was 19,000 higher than one year ago. The unemployment rate was 8.2 per cent, having been 7.6 per cent in September of the year before. There were 29,000 more employed persons than in September of the previous year. In the third quarter (July to September), the unemployment rate was 7.5 per cent, which was 0.4 percentage points higher compared with the corresponding period in 2013. Employment remained almost unchanged compared with July to September 2013.
 

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Number of new enterprise continued to fall
  According to Statistics Finland, the number of enterprise openings decreased by 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 from the respective quarter of the year before. Examined by industry, enterprise openings and closures were most numerous in trade, and examined by region in Uusimaa.
 

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Number of first-time homebuyers 21,000 in 2013
  According to Statistics Finland, the household-dwelling population included 20,718 first-time buyers of dwellings in housing companies. The number of first-time homebuyers has fallen by 13,400 persons (39 per cent) compared with 2006. Here, a first-time homebuyer refers to a person who has bought a dwelling in a housing company and is exempt from the asset transfer tax as a first-time homebuyer. Those having bought their first home in a real estate property are not included in the statistics.
 

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Use of fossil fuels grew in electricity and heat production in 2013
  The production of electricity in Finland amounted to 68.3 TWh in 2013. The production grew by one per cent from the previous year. The production of district heat went down by seven per cent and that of industrial heat by one per cent. The use of renewable fuels increased in the production of electricity and heat. The use of fossil fuels grew, as 38 per cent more hard coal was used than in the previous year. In contrast, the uses of natural gas and oil diminished. The use of peat decreased by 13 per cent from the previous year. These data derive from the statistics on the production of electricity and heat compiled by Statistics Finland.
 

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Building costs grew by 1.3 per cent year-on-year in September
  According to Statistics Finland, building costs were 1.3 per cent higher in September 2014 than in September of the previous year. The prices of labour inputs in construction went up by 0.5 per cent, the prices of materials by 1.8 per cent and those of other inputs by 1.2 per cent from one year ago.
 

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Current account in deficit, positive capital outflow in August 2014
  In August 2014, Finland's current account was slightly in deficit. The financial account showed net capital outflow.
 

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Number of offences declined by 2.4 and that of traffic offences by 14.1 per cent in January to September 2014
  According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 316,800 offences were recorded by the police, customs and border guard from January to September 2014, which is 7,800 cases (2.4 per cent) fewer than in the corresponding period of one year earlier. The number of property offences recorded was 183,800, which was the same amount as in 2013. The recorded number of crimes against life and health was 26,300, which is 2,300 cases (8.1 per cent) lower than in the respective period of the previous year. In addition, 294,900 cases of endangerment of traffic safety and traffic infractions were registered, which is 48,300 cases fewer (14.1 per cent) than one year before.
 

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Output of the national economy diminished in August from the year before
  Seasonally adjusted output remained in August on level with the previous month. Adjusted for working days, output was 0.6 per cent lower than in the previous year. According to revised data, working day adjusted output decreased in July by 1.2 per cent from July 2013 (previously -0.8%).
 

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover in manufacturing contracted by close on one per cent year-on-year in May to July
  Corrected on 21.October 2014. . The corrections are indicated in red.
 

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Wage and salary earners' earnings rose by 1.3 per cent in July-September
  According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose by 1.3 per cent in July-September 2014 when compared to the respective period in 2013. Real earnings rose by 0.2 per cent compared to the third quarter of the previous year, because the rise in earnings level was faster than that in consumer prices.
 

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Inflation accelerated to 1.3 per cent in September
  The year-on-year change in consumer prices calculated by Statistics Finland was 1.3 per cent in September. In August it stood at 1.1 per cent. Inflation was accelerated above all by increases in the prices of garments and vegetables.
 

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Median monthly earnings of wage and salary earners were EUR 2,928 per month in 2013
  According to Statistics Finlands Structure of Earnings statistics, the median of total earnings of full-time wage and salary earners was EUR 2,928 in October 2013. The average for total earnings was EUR 3,284. Besides earnings for regular working hours, total earnings also include all bonuses and benefits in kind but not one-off pay items, such as performance-based bonuses.
 

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Sales declined in all trade industries in August
  According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales went down by 1.7 per cent in August from August 2013. In daily consumer goods trade, sales decreased by 0.2 per cent and in department store trade by 1.4 per cent from one year ago. Wholesale trade sales went down by 3.2 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 0.3 per cent from the previous year. Thus, sales declined in total trade by 2.4 per cent from August 2013.
 

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover in service industries grew by 2.8 per cent year-on-year in May to July
  According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 2.8 per cent in the second quarter from the corresponding time period of the year before. One year previously, turnover grew by 0.8 per cent in the same period. Services are here examined exclusive of trade.
 

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover of construction enterprises grew by 1.6 per cent year-on-year in May to July
  The turnover of construction enterprises increased by 1.6 per cent in May to July 2014 from the year before. The turnover of construction of buildings grew by 1.7 per cent, turnover of specialised construction activities by 1.6 per cent, and turnover of civil engineering by 1.2 per cent. One year previously, turnover in the whole industry went down by 0.4 per cent in the corresponding period.
 

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Industrial output decreased by 3.5 per cent year-on-year in August
  According to Statistics Finland, output of total industries adjusted for working days was 3.5 per cent lower in August 2014 than twelve months earlier. In the January to August period, industrial output adjusted for working days went down by four per cent compared with the corresponding period in 2013. The prolonged decline in industrial output has also been reflected in the production of investment goods. In the January to August period the production of investment goods decreased by 11,1 per cent from the corresponding period in 2013.
 

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Manufacturing industries have lost 76,300 jobs from 2007 to 2012
  According to Statistics Finland's employment statistics, in 2012 there were most jobs in health care services, 182,100. In 2007 to 2012, the number of jobs in health care services increased by 8,300. Over the five-year period, most new jobs appeared in residential care activities, 13,900 jobs. Most jobs were lost in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products, 14,200 jobs.
 

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  New orders in manufacturing grew by 4.5 per cent year-on-year in August
  According to Statistics Finland, the value of new orders in manufacturing was 4.5 per cent higher in August 2014 than twelve months earlier. During January to August, orders rose by 4.0 per cent year-on-year.
 

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Wages and salaries sum grew by 0.7 per cent year-on-year in June to August
  According to Statistics Finland, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 0.7 per cent greater in the past June to August period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In August alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by one per cent year-on-year. In the June to August period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 0.6 per cent.
 

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Commission income and operating profit of investment firms increased year-on-year in April to June
  Investment firms commission income totalled EUR 85 million in the second quarter of 2014. Commission income grew by 10 per cent from the respective quarter of the year before. Compared with the previous quarter, the commission income went up by four per cent. These data derive from Statistics Finlands statistics on investment firms.
 

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

Last update 25.10.2014