History of Official Statistics of Finland
|"The actual skill in official statistics is setting the right questions and getting the right answers, and always remaining so impartial that the statistics can guide with the light of truth anyone willing to use their eyes."
Fr. Th. Berg, Head of the Statistical Office of Sweden, in his statement in 1862 on the establishment of a Finnish Statistical Office.
|1865||Statistical Office of Finland was founded.|
|1866||The first publication in Official Statistics of Finland series came out describing Finnish foreign trade and shipping.|
|1879||The first Statistical Yearbook of Finland was published.|
|1885||Official Statistics comprised series on eight topics:
* Shipping and foreign trade
* Reviews of the state of the economy
* Agricultural statistics
* Income statistics
* Weather conditions statistics
* Population statistics
* Statistics on savings banks
* Statistics on persons with sensory handicaps.
|1988||Publication series of Official Statistics were reorganised under 24 topics on which 108 series were published.|
|2000||Data from a growing number of statistics were being released electronically and the number of printed products began to fall. The emphasis began to shift to free-of-charge publishing on the web.|
|2004||Quality criteria were approved for Official Statistics to guide activity through all stages of the statistical production process.|
|2005||Grouping of the system of Official Statistics of Finland under 26 topics was confirmed.|
|2006||Quality criteria were harmonised with the European Statistics Code of Practice.|
|2008||Portal of Official Statistics of Finland was opened.|