In the annual inquiry on foreign trade in services data are asked about foreign/international trade in services by enterprises divided by country and service type. The classification used in the compilation of the statistics is the Extended Balance of Payments Services (EBOPS) classification, which is an international classification presented in the Manual on International Trade in Services. The inquiry covers communication services, construction services, financing services, information technology and information services, royalties and licence fees, other business services, and personal, cultural and recreational services. The inquiry does not include transport, tourism and insurance services on which data are already collected with other inquiries. The division of countries used in the questionnaire is based on the Balance of Payments manual.Preliminary data on foreign trade in services are completed at a lag of six months and final data at a lag of one year from the end of the statistical year.
The data on foreign trade in services are collected from all enterprises known to be engaged in foreign trade in services. In addition to this total survey, data are also collected by random sampling from such enterprises for which it is not known whether they have foreign trade in services. The response data received from enterprises included in the sample are raised to correspond with the data by industry on all enterprises included in the framework. The data are collected annually and the inquiry covers some 3,000 enterprises. The enterprises’ obligation to supply data is based on the Statistics Act (280/2004).
In accordance with the Statistics Act (280/2004).
Last updated 19.6.2013