Cost index of bus and motor-coach traffic

Producer: Statistics Finland
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Main topic: Prices and Costs
Related topics: Transport and Tourism
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): No
European Statistical System (ESS): No


The cost index of bus and motor-coach traffic measures development in the cost factors of prices connected with the practising of bus and motor-coach traffic. It depicts average development in the costs of contract, urban, regular service (earlier rural), express and charter transport of transport companies. Statistics Finland also produces index point figures by cost factor for the aforementioned types of transport.

Data content

Index point figures on the price development of the cost factors of bus and motor-coach traffic by type of traffic.

Classifications used

Types of traffic: transport companies, contract, urban, regular service (earlier rural), express and charter transport. Cost factors: drivers’ wages, indirect labour costs, fuels and lubricants, tyres and other spar parts, repairs and servicing, depreciation of capital, interests, insurance, overhead costs.

Data collection methods and data sources

Own data collection, other statistics.

Data collections

Updating frequency


Time of completion or release

Completed on the 17th day of the month following the statistical reference month. If the day in question falls on a weekend or a public holiday, the statistics are published on the next weekday following it.

Time series

Starting from 1990. The index currently in use is 2005=100.


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Contact information

Last updated 05.05.2015