The Business Register inquires yearly data from multi-establishment enterprises. The data are collected for maintaining the Business Register. The inquiry is sent out to multi-establishment enterprises and corporations during January, February, April or November. The enterprises respond to the inquiry with paper questionnaires or electronically via the Internet. With certain enterprises it has been agreed that the data are submitted in file format.
The inquiry is sent to all multi-establishment enterprises and corporations and as a collective inquiry jointly with the employment statistics to multi-establishment enterprises with at least ten employees. This inquiry covers yearly around 9,000 enterprises.
The obligation to reply is based on the Statistics Act (Act 280/04), which obliges Statistics Finland to treat the data as confidential. According to Section 18 of the Statistics Act, certain Business Register data are public. For enterprises and corporations public are data concerning the name and address, Business ID, industry, legal form, number of personnel, size category of turnover and personnel, and for establishments the name, address, industry and size category of personnel. According to the Council Regulation (EEC) No 177/2008 on business registers, Statistics Finland is obliged to maintain a Business Register for statistical purposes.
Last updated 23.5.2013