December 2013 Life in Finland in 2012
The newly published Statistical Yearbook of Finland 2013 describes precisely society and its development in Finland. The statistics in the Yearbook reveal, for example, what the year 2012 was like in Finland.
December 2013 Winners selected in the Apps4Finland 2013
The winners of the Apps4Finland 2013 competition have been selected. The Apps4Finland 2013 competition sought best innovations that make use of Finnish open data. Statistics Finland participated in the competition as a partner for the second time.
23 October Search engine is unavailable
The search engine of Statistics Finland's is temporarily unavailable due to technical problems
10 October 2013 Statistical releases are delayed on
10 October 2013
Today's statistical releases are delayed due to technical problems. We will do our utmost to publish them as soon as possible.
8 October 2013 Basic skills of Finnish adults
among the best in the OECD countries
According to the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the average literacy and numeracy skills of Finnish adults are excellent by international comparison. In Finland, the data collection for the survey was done by Statistics Finland. Press release by the Ministry of Education and Culture
September 2013 New Working Papers publication
Statistics Finland has started a new Working Papers publication series. The series comprises surveys, studies and reports related to statistics compilation and quality, concepts and methods of statistics.
September 2013 New information is collected concerning
employees' working conditions
Statistics Finland launched the seventh nationwide study concerning employees' working conditions at the beginning of September. By the end of the year, nearly 5,000 persons will be interviewed in the Quality of Work Life Survey 2013.
September 2013 Statistics Finland will close down its
local offices during 2014
Statistics Finland's local offices in Seinäjoki, Tampere, Turku and Oulu will close down by the end of 2014.
2013 Third victory for Finland in the International
Statistical Literacy Competition
The team representing Finland from Lyseonpuisto Upper Secondary School, Rovaniemi has won for the third successive time the upper secondary school category in the International Statistical Literacy Competition
August 2013 Appointment news from Statistics Finland:
Riitta Eiskonen appointed Director of IT Services
Ms Riitta Eiskonen, Master of Arts, has been appointed Director of IT Services at Statistics Finland for the five-year term starting on 1 October 2013.
2013 Reviews to National Accounts in 2014
In September 2014, EU Member States will implement the revised European System of National and Regional Accounts, ESA 2010. As a result of the revision, the system of national accounts will describe the economic environment better than at present and respond to the new information needs of data users.
August 2013 Gunnar Modeen medal to Liv Hobbelstad
The Gunnar Modeen medal awarded every three years by the Finnish Statistical Society was this year granted to Liv Hobbelstad Simpson from Norway.
2013 Statistics Finland on Twitter
Statistics Finland has opened a Twitter account. You can follow us at twitter.com/statsfinland
August 2013 Statistics Finland studies self-employed
Statistics Finland studies self-employed people for the first time. The purpose of the survey to be started at the end of August is to collect data on the situation and working conditions of sole entrepreneurs, self-employed persons, freelance workers and persons working on a grant.
July 2013 Number of farmed fur animals has decreased by
more than one-half
The number of farmed fur animals has decreased by more than one-half since 1985. While there were 8.2 million farmed fur animals in 1985, in 2012 there were only 3.6 million. These data derive from Statistics Finland's new publication, Environment Statistics Yearbook 2013.
July 2013 Timo Koskimäki appointed Deputy Director
General of Statistics Production
Mr Timo Koskimäki has been appointed Deputy Director General of Statistics Production at Statistics Finland for the five-year term starting on 1 September 2013.
June 2013 Production of balance of payments statistics
to be transferred from Bank of Finland to Statistics Finland
Today, on 26 June 2013, the Bank of Finland and Statistics Finland signed an agreement on transferring the production of balance of payments statistics from the Bank of Finland to Statistics Finland. The main responsibility for compiling balance of payments statistics and the related tasks will be taken over by Statistics Finland from the beginning of 2014.
24 June 2013 Statistics
Finland involved in the World Congress of Science
Statistics Finland's experts will hold a workshop on datajournalism and open data at the 8th World Congress of Science Journalists in Helsinki from 24 to 28 June 2013.
2013 Energy in Finland - new pocketbook of energy
Statistics Finland has published a new pocket-size book of statistics on energy. The compact information package contains fresh statistical data on the energy field in Finland.
2013 Statistics Finland organising partner in
The Apps4Finland 2013 competition seeks best innovations that make use of Finnish open data. Statistics Finland participates in the competition as a partner for the second time.
2013 Women with foreign background become mothers
Women with foreign background gave birth to 7.1 per cent of the children born in Finland between 2007 and 2011. Women with foreign background are slightly younger when giving birth than Finnish-born women are.
June 2013 Up-to-date information on Finland in pocket
Statistics Finland's newly published Finland in Figures is a compact, 40-page information package in pocket size about Finland and its people. The booklet contains key data on various economic and social topics as statistics and graphs. It also includes international comparison data.
June 2013 Amendments to the Statistics Act
The act on the amendment of the Statistics Act was approved on 24 May 2013. The amendment to the legislation will extend the processing of the data collected for statistical purposes in scientific studies and statistical analyses on social conditions, for example.
24 May 2013 Technical problems with statistical
Due to technical problems with statistical releases, for instance the links to the database tables are not working. We will fix the problems as soon as possible.
2013 Director General becomes member of the ESS
Statistics Finland's Director General Marjo Bruun has been selected as member of the Partnership Group of the European Statistical System ESS for the term between 1 September 2013 and 30 June 2015.
April 2013 A new model for simulating legislative
Statistics Finland has published a model that simulates Finland's personal taxation and social security system for calculating the economic effects of legislative changes.
March 2013 Jukka Pekkarinen and Heli Jeskanen-Sundström
awarded Eino H. Laurila national income medal
The Eino H. Laurila national income medal for 2012 has been awarded to Jukka Pekkarinen and Heli Jeskanen-Sundström. The medals are granted in recognition of their active work in promoting the use of national accounts and knowledge about them.
2013 Statistical stories and maps on population
Statistical stories about Finns have been published in English on the thematic pages on population census. The data of the stories can be reviewed, for instance, as map animations, diagrams, charts, time series or tables.
2013 What do you think about the Library of
Please answer our web questionnaire by 7 April and have a say in the development of the services of the Library of Statistics. At the same time you can take part in the prize draw.
25 February 2013 National accounts data will
be released at 10 am on 1 March 2013
Statistics Finland will release preliminary national accounts data on economic development in 2012 at a press conference starting at 10 am on 1 March 2013. At the same time, statistics will also be released on general government deficit and debt, quarterly national accounts, and taxes and tax-like payments.
February 2013 Calculation of the Consumer Price Index is
Statistics Finland has made revisions to the calculation methods of the Consumer Price Index. In future, the weight structure of the Index is updated annually, which means that the monitored commodities can also be updated annually.
February 2013 Historical time series on the Finnish
Statistics Finland has published time series on the development of the Finnish economy in its databases. The longest time series cover more than 150 years.
January 2013 The International Year of Statistics brings
statistics to the fore in society
The International Statistical Institute (ISI) has declared the year 2013 as the International Year of Statistics. The International Year of Statistics will be celebrated in many different events in 111 counties.
January 2013 Quality assurance from producers of
Official Statistics of Finland
The producers of Official Statistics of Finland have signed a quality assurance in which they commit to the principles that steer statistics production.
January 2013 Changes to statistics on housing
Statistics Finland is renewing its statistics on housing prices in 2013. Statistics Finland will start publishing new statistics on the index of owner-occupied housing prices.
2013 Search function of our web service has been
Statistics Finland has renewed the search function on its website. The new function makes the finding of data significantly easier: it allows data to be searched with more precision than before from tables, databases, articles and diverse metadata.
4 January 2013 Problems with statistical release 4
Due to technical problems, there are difficulties with showing today's statistical release. We will publish the statistics as soon as possible. Quarterly sector accounts 2012, 3rd quarter, (pdf).
2013 Changes in statistics production
There will be changes to the production and publication of statistics produced by Statistics Finland in 2013.
Last updated 5.12.2013