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  Fewer open job vacancies in the second quarter than one year earlier
  According to the Job Vacancy Survey of Statistics Finland, there were 27,800 open job vacancies in the second quarter of 2014, which is 15 per cent down from one year earlier (32,500). The reference period of the data for the second quarter was 1 June.
 

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Stock of central government guarantees EUR 34.3 billion at the end of March 2014
  The stock of central government guarantees stood at EUR 34.3 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2014. The stock of guarantees was eight per cent higher than one year previously and of the same size as at the end of the previous quarter. During the second quarter of the year, new central government guarantees were granted to the amount of EUR 1.8 billion. Of new guarantees, EUR 1.5 billion were granted to Finland and good EUR 0.3 billion to the rest of the world. Central government guarantees include all guarantees granted by the state, government-owned enterprises, government-owned limited companies and special credit institutions for which the state is ultimately liable.
 

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover of large enterprises contracted in July by 1.6 per cent from one year earlier
  According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the turnover of large enterprises contracted by 1.6 per cent in July 2014 compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. In the January to July period, the turnover of large enterprises diminished by 1.4 per cent from the corresponding period of the year before.
 

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Consumption of hard coal decreased by 30 per cent from January to June
  According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, consumption of hard coal decreased by 30 per cent in this years January to June period compared with the corresponding period of last year. Its total consumption as a fuel in the generation of electricity and heat amounted to around two million tonnes, corresponding to around 50 petajoules in energy content. In January to June this year, the consumption of hard coal was 24 per cent lower than the average for the 2000s.
 

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Prices of dwellings in housing companies fell in July
  According to Statistics Finlands preliminary data, prices of dwellings in old blocks of flats and terraced houses went down by 1.6 per cent in the whole country from June to July. Prices went down by 1.4 per cent in Greater Helsinki and by 1.7 per cent in the rest of Finland. Compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, prices fell by 1.4 per cent in the whole country. In Greater Helsinki, prices remained unchanged from the year before and in the rest of the country they went down by 2.6 per cent.
 

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Consumer confidence weakened in August
  The consumer confidence indicator stood at 2.2 in August, whereas in July it was 9.4 and in June 8.7. One year ago in August, the confidence indicator received the value 5.0. The long-term average for the confidence indicator is 12.1. The data are based on Statistics Finlands Consumer Survey, for which 1,156 people resident in Finland were interviewed between 1 and 19 August.
 

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Cubic volume covered by granted building permits declined by 11 per cent in the second quarter
  According to the preliminary data of Statistics Finland's statistics on building and dwelling production, in the second quarter of 2014, building permits were granted for a total of 10.7 million cubic metres, which is 10.9 per cent less than one year ago. The cubic volume covered by building permits granted for residential buildings went down by 0.4 per cent.
 

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Wage and salary earners' earnings rose by 1.2 per cent in April-June
  According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose by 1.2 per cent in April-June 2014 when compared to the respective period in 2013. Real earnings rose by 0.3 per cent compared to the second quarter of the previous year, because the rise in earnings level was faster than that in consumer prices.
 

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Retail trade flash estimate: sales fell by 0.7 per cent year-on-year in July
  According to Statistics Finlands retail trade flash estimate, retail trade sales decreased by 0.7 per cent in July 2014 from July 2013. Over the same time period, the volume of sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, went down by 0.6 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales grew by 2.0 per cent in July and the volume of sales by 1.7 per cent from the respective period of the year before.
 

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Unemployment rate 7.0 per cent in July
  According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey, the number of unemployed persons in July 2014 was 193,000, which was 11,000 higher than one year ago. The unemployment rate was 7.0 per cent, having been 6.6 per cent in July of the year before. There were 17,000 fewer employed persons than in July of the previous year. The number of persons in the inactive population was 15,000 higher than one year earlier.
 

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Producer prices for manufactured products fell by 0.5 per cent year-on-year in July
  According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for manufactured products fell by an average of 0.5 per cent from July 2013 to July 2014. The producer prices for manufactured products sold on the domestic market went down by 0.5 per cent, while the producer prices of export products fell by 0.4 per cent.
 

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Finland's preliminary population figure 5,462,939 at the end of July
  According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population at the end of July was 5,462,939. Over the January to July period, Finland's population increased by 11,670 persons, which is 2,330 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 8,370 higher than that of emigrants. Natural population growth, or excess of births to deaths, was 3,300 persons.
 

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Nights spent by foreign tourists in Finland up by 2.9 per cent in June 2014
  The number of recorded nights spent by foreign tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments in June 2014 was close on 559,000, which was 2.9 per cent more than one year earlier. Overnight stays by resident tourists at accommodation establishments numbered good 1.5 million. The number was 4.8 per cent lower than in June 2013. The total number of overnight stays decreased by 2.8 per cent from the year before. Accommodation establishments recorded nearly 2.1 million of them in June 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, 21 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Road traffic accidents claimed 26 lives in July
  According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 625 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in July. In them, 26 persons were killed and 820 persons injured. The number of persons killed was nine lower and that of persons injured 107 higher than in July 2013.
 

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Building costs grew by 1.2 per cent year-on-year in July
  According to Statistics Finland, building costs were 1.2 per cent higher in July 2014 than in July 2013. The prices of labour inputs in construction went up by 0.5 per cent, the prices of materials by 1.6 per cent and those of other inputs by 1.3 per cent from one year ago.
 

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Current account in surplus, positive capital inflow in June 2014
  In June 2014, Finland's current account showed a surplus of EUR 0.3 billion. Financial account posted a positive capital inflow.
 

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Retail trade sales fell by 1.6 per cent year-on-year in June
  According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales decreased by 1.6 per cent in June from June 2013. In daily consumer goods trade, sales fell by 1.6 per cent and in department store trade by 3.8 per cent from one year ago. By contrast, wholesale trade sales increased by 4.5 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 10.0 per cent from one year ago. Thus, sales went up in total trade by 3.3 per cent from June 2013.
 

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Inflation 0.8 per cent in July
  The year-on-year change in consumer prices calculated by Statistics Finland was 0.8 per cent in July. In June, inflation stood at 0.9 per cent.
 

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Output of the national economy decreased in June 2014
  Seasonally adjusted output decreased by 0.6 per cent in June from the month before. Adjusted for working days, output was 0.1 per cent higher than in the previous year. June 2014 had one working day more than June 2013. According to revised data, working day adjusted output decreased in May by 0.6 per cent from May 2013 (previously -0.1%).
 

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover in manufacturing still fell by good one per cent year-on-year in March to May
  According to Statistics Finland, turnover in manufacturing in the March to May period was 1.4 per cent lower than in the corresponding period of the year before. Domestic sales contracted by 3.7 per cent and export turnover grew by 0.3 per cent from one year ago.
 

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover in service industries grew by 1.4 per cent year-on-year in March to May
  According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 1.4 per cent in March to May from the corresponding time period of the year before. One year previously, turnover in service industries grew by 1.1 per cent in the corresponding period. Services are here examined exclusive of trade.
 

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover of construction enterprises grew by over 3 per cent year-on-year in March to May
  The turnover of construction enterprises increased by 3.4 per cent in March to May 2014 from the year before. The turnover of construction of buildings grew by 5.1 per cent. The turnover of specialised construction activities increased by 2.3 per cent and that of civil engineering by 2.1 per cent. One year previously, turnover in the whole industry went down by 3.0 per cent in the corresponding period.
 

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Wages and salaries sum grew by one per cent year-on-year in April to June
  According to Statistics Finland, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 1.0 per cent greater in the past April to June period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In June alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by one per cent year-on-year. In the april to June period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 1.3 per cent.
 

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Industrial output decreased by 1.4 per cent year-on-year in June
  According to Statistics Finland, output of total industries adjusted for working days was 1.4 per cent lower in June 2014 compared to June 2013. In the January to June period, industrial output adjusted for working days went down by 4.0 per cent compared with the corresponding period in 2013.
 

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  New orders in manufacturing decreased by 4.6 per cent year-on-year in June
  According to Statistics Finland, the value of new orders in manufacturing was 4.6 per cent lower in June 2014 than twelve months earlier. Before June, new orders grew without interruption over four months. During January to June, orders rose by 2.3 per cent year-on-year.
 

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  In July 2014 the number of new passenger cars registered was 8,016
  In July 2014 a total of 13,467 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 8,992 were automobiles. First registrations decreased by 7.0 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In July the number of new passenger cars registered was 8,016, which was 5.2 per cent down from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 38.4 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.
 

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Rents rose by 3.7 per cent in the year
  During the second quarter of 2014, the year-on-year increase in rents was 3.7 per cent. The rents of non-subsidised rental dwellings went up by an average of 3.3 per cent in the whole country. In the Greater Helsinki Area the rents of non-subsidised rental dwellings went up by 3.6 per cent and in the rest of Finland by 3.1 per cent. The rents of government subsidised dwellings rose by 4.2 per cent in the whole country. Compared to the previous quarter, the rents of non-subsidised dwellings increased by an average of 0.7 cent and the rents of government subsidised dwellings by 1.1 per cent.
 

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Commission income and operating profit of investment firms increased year-on-year in January to March
  Investment firms commission income totalled EUR 81 million in the first quarter of 2014. Commission income grew by 10 per cent from the respective quarter of the year before. Compared with the previous quarter, commission income remained unchanged. These data derive from Statistics Finlands statistics on investment firms.
 

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Domestic banks' net income from financial operations remained unchanged in the first quarter of 2014
  In the first quarter of 2014, domestic banks net income from financial operations amounted to EUR 660 million. Their net income from financial operations grew by one per cent from the respective quarter of the year before. Compared with the previous quarter, the net income from financial operations went down by 13 per cent. These data derive from Statistics Finlands financial statement statistics on credit institutions.
 

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover of large enterprises grew in June by 2.3 per cent from one year earlier
  According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the turnover of large enterprises grew by 2.3 per cent in June 2014 compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. In the April to June period, the turnover of large enterprises diminished by 0.2 per cent from the corresponding period of the year before.
 

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:00:00 GMT

Last update 03.09.2014