Official Statistics of Finland

Turnover of trade

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Sales increased in all sectors of trade in November
13 Jan 2017
According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales grew by 3.3 per cent in November from November 2015. The increase in retail trade sales was affected both by the development in daily consumer goods trade and in department store trade. In daily consumer goods trade, sales grew by 2.4 per cent and in department store trade by 4.5 per cent from one year ago. Over the same period, motor vehicle sales increased by 9.8 per cent and wholesale trade sales by 7.7 per cent. Sales increased in total trade by 6.5 per cent from November 2015.

Next release:
27 Jan 2017

Description: The index of turnover of trade describes development in the turnover of enterprises engaged in trade. Turnover for the largest enterprises in their respective industries is described with the data collected with the sales inquiry while the data on sales obtained from periodic tax returns are exploited to describe the turnover of other enterprises. Turnover is exclusive of value-added tax. In addition, the volume index of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, is produced on trade.
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Keywords: business cycles, economic fluctuation, enterprises, indices, industries, motor vehicle trade, motor vehicles, motorcar, retail trade, trade, turnover, vehicles, wholesale and retail trade, wholesale trade.
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Change: New seasonal adjustment software adopted
12 Mar 2015
Starting from the January 2015 data, a new seasonal adjustment software J-Demetra+ will be adopted in the indices of turnover.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.1.2017].
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