Latest news 2019

15 Mar 2019 What are National Accounts built from?

National Accounts are a huge statistical system to which data flow from several different sources. Watch the video to see how the whole picture of the economy is built.

11 Mar 2019 Statistics Finland examines the education and training of persons with foreign background

In spring 2019, Statistics Finland will carry out an inquiry related to the education and training of the foreign population. The inquiry is directed to persons with foreign background living in Finland whose qualifications attained abroad are not known.

8 Mar 2019 Data on wage and salary indices for January 2019 are not published

Statistics Finland will not publish data on the wage and salary indices for January 2019 because of deficiencies in the data. Deficiencies in the data are caused by that all the required data have not yet been reported to the Incomes Register. Further information

7 Mar 2019 Industrial classification of video game enterprises is reviewed - enterprises transferred from programming to publishing

Statistics Finland has reviewed the industrial classification of close on 300 enterprises, whose business activity is related to video games. As a result of the inquiry, the industrial classification of close on 30 enterprises was changed. As a consequence, enterprises, turnover and staff years are moved between industries in the statistics.

28 Feb 2019 National Accounts will be reviewed: publishing becomes faster and more consistent

Statistics Finland is speeding up the publishing of annual national accounts. From this year onwards, preliminary annual data are already updated in connection with quarterly data. The first accelerated preliminary annual statistics will be released on 20 June 2019.

18 Feb 2019 Marja Rantala from the National Land Survey of Finland appointed Statistics Finland’s Director of Development

Marja Rantala, Deputy Director General of the National Land Survey of Finland becomes Statistics Finland’s fixed-term Director of Development at the Standards and Methods Department for the period between 18 February and 31 December 2019. Appointing a fixed-term Director from a partner agency supports the implementation of Statistics Finland’s strategic objectives at the same time as it creates preconditions for ever stronger networking of central government information actors.

12 Feb 2019 UN sustainable development indicators for Finland compiled into a new website

Statistics Finland has published a website open for all on the UN indicators for sustainable development, from which it is possible to follow the attainment of the sustainable development goals of the UN’s Agenda 2030 in Finland. The indicators can be viewed by means of database tables and figures.

6 Feb 2019 Erkki Virtanen, Johnny Åkerholm and Martti Hetemäki awarded the Eino H. Laurila national income medal

The medals are granted in recognition of their active work in promoting the analytical use of national accounts and its application in preparation of economic policy.

25 Jan 2019 Information about residential areas in Paavo

In which postal code areas in Finland are there most households with children under school-age? And pensioners? The data can be found from Statistics Finland’s free-of-charge Paavo service. The service’s data have been updated today, on Paavo's name day.

15 Jan 2019 Users of statistical data ever more active

Statistics Finland's data are used more regularly than before: now as many as two-thirds of the respondents to the Customer Satisfaction Survey say they use the data regularly. This appears from the survey made by Taloustutkimus, to which good 300 data users responded.

8 Jan 2019 Statistics Finland continues compilation of statistics on oil products

Statistics compilation on oil products pertaining to the activity of the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association has ended in November 2018. Statistics Finland will continue the compilation of statistics on oil data made by the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association, where applicable.


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