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  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
  According to Statistics Finland, turnover in manufacturing was 0.9 per cent lower in the May to July period than in the corresponding period of the year before. Domestic sales contracted by 3.9 per cent and export turnover grew by 1.3 per cent from one year ago.
 

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

  Domestic banks' net income from financial operations contracted by 5 per cent in the second quarter of 2014
  In the second quarter of 2014, domestic banks' net income from financial operations amounted to EUR 603 million. Their net income from financial operations fell by five per cent from the respective quarter of the year before. Compared with the previous quarter, the net income from financial operations went down by eight per cent. These data derive from Statistics Finlands financial statement statistics on credit institutions.
 

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Changeable summer weather pushed Finns to travel to Mediterranean countries in May to August 2014
  According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finnish residents travelled eagerly to Mediterranean countries in summer months 2014, and 23 per cent more trips were headed there than in the year before. However, the number of trips to Finns' favourite country, Estonia, fell by five per cent. Eight per cent fewer domestic trips with paid accommodation were made. Nevertheless, Varsinais-Suomi and North Ostrobothnia attracted Finnish residents.
 

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Employment of mothers of families with several children made a downturn
  According to Statistics Finland's Labour Force Survey, the employment of mothers has decreased from 2012 to 2013. This is most clearly visible in families with several children and families with small children. These data derive from the annual Labour Force Survey review Families and work in 2013.
 

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Greenhouse gas emissions caused by households consumption have decreased
  Total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG 1) ) caused by the average household's consumption decreased by ten per cent between 2006 and 2012. Emissions amounted to 20,500 kg of carbon dioxide equivalents in 2006 and to 18,500 kg in 2012. At the same time, total use of raw materials extracted from nature (RMC 2) ) grew by seven per cent from 25,400 kg to 27,000 kg.
 

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  In September 2014 the number of new passenger cars registered was 8,402
  In September 2014 a total of 13,821 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 9,602 were automobiles. First registrations inreased by 3.8 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In September the number of new passenger cars registered was 8,402, which was 2.2 per cent up from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 36.8 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.
 

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Owner-occupied housing expenditures rose by 1,2 per cent
  According to Statistics Finland's data, the costs of owner-occupied housing rose by 1,2 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 when compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. The purchases of dwellings became cheaper by 0.2 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 became more expensive by 0.5 per cent.
 

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Profits of building construction enterprises from renovation building amounted to EUR 6 billion in 2013
  According to Statistics Finland, the value of newbuilding and renovation building projects was EUR 14.3 billion in building construction enterprises with at least five employees in 2013. Of building construction work, EUR 6.1 billion was directed to renovation building. In building construction, slightly more than one-half of the profits generated from main contracts and sub-contracts in renovation building were collected by specialised construction enterprises.
 

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Engineering design services grew in 2013
  According to Statistics Finlands business services statistics, the use of engineering design services increased in 2013. These services were also growing in 2012.
 

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Assets of social security funds grew by EUR 170 billion in the second quarter of 2014
  The financial assets of employment pension schemes and other social security funds stood at EUR 170.5 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2014. During the quarter, general government net financial assets, that is, the difference between financial assets and liabilities increased from EUR 109.2 billion to EUR 114.5 billion, which is mainly explained by the growth in the assets of social security funds. These data derive from general government financial accounts compiled by Statistics Finland.
 

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Households indebtedness ratio was 119.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2014
  Households indebtedness ratio rose to 119.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2014. Indebtedness has increased by 2.0 percentage points from one year ago. These data derive from Statistics Finlands financial accounts statistics.
 

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:00:00 GMT

  Turnover of large enterprises contracted in August by 3.2 per cent from one year earlier
  According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the turnover of large enterprises contracted by 3.2 per cent in August 2014 compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. In the January to August period, the turnover of large enterprises diminished by 1.6 per cent from the corresponding period of the year before.
 

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:00:00 GMT

Last update 20.10.2014