According to the European Union’s regulation on structural business statistics (295/2008), a survey of distribution of turnover by product must be conducted every five years in the industry of sales of motor vehicles. Enterprises’ data supply obligation is based on the Finnish Statistics Act (280/2004). The data must be collected direct from enterprises because there are no suitable administrative or other data. The inquiry studies what kinds of products generate sales turnover for the enterprises and the shares of these products of their total turnover. The inquiry is conducted in the Member States of the European Union. The used product classification is the product classification (CPA2008) of the European Union.
The target population of the inquiry are enterprises operating in the industry of sales of motor vehicles. The basic data for the enterprises are derived from Statistics Finland’s Business Register. The sample is formed of the largest enterprises in the industry plus enterprises drawn by random selection. The total sample size is around 250.
The data provided by the enterprises are confidential and the Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to keep data on individual enterprises undisclosed. The data will be used for statistical and research purposes only and will be published so that data on individual enterprises cannot be identified. Data concerning an individual enterprise will not be released to third parties or even to other authorities.
Last updated 17.5.2013