Mass media statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland
Main topic: Culture and the Media
Related topics:
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No


Mass media statistics describe economy, enterprise structures, contents, consumption, audiences, internationalisation and labour force in diverse sectors of the mass media. A compilation publication, Joukkoviestimet – Finnish Mass Media, is produced of the data every second year. A selection of the tabular data are also published on Statistics Finland’s website.

Data content

Data on mass media economy, newspapers, magazines and periodicals, television, radio and digital media services. International comparison data are also included.

The data are public.

Classifications used

Part of the data are classified by gender and age.

Data collection methods and data sources

Several data sources.

Data collections

Updating frequency

Tables are updated continuously into a database for internal use. A concise selection of media statistics is available in Statistics Finland’s free online StatFin data service and as Excel tables.

Time of completion or release

A compilation publication (Joukkoviestimet – Finnish Mass Media) is produced every second year.

The tables on the website are updated on annual basis.

A statistical overview on the media market development is released on the website each year.

Time series

Most of the data are as time series.


broadcasting, entertainment electronics, internet, magazines and periodicals, mass communication, mass media, media economy, newspapers, periodicals, radio, television, media services on the web

Contact information

Last updated 13.12.2012