Official Statistics of Finland

Turnover of trade

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Sales continued declining in all sectors of trade in September apart from motor vehicle trade
12 Nov 2015
According to Statistics Finland, among the sectors of trade the sales in wholesale trade declined most in September, by 7.3 per cent compared to September 2014. In retail trade, sales fell by 1.7 per cent from one year ago. In daily consumer goods trade included in retail trade, sales contracted by 1.6 per cent and in department store trade by 0.6 per cent from one year ago. By contrast, motor vehicle sales grew by 3.5 per cent in September from September 2014. Despite the growth in motor vehicle sales, total trade sales fell by 4.2 per cent due to the weak sales development in wholesale and retail trade.

Next release:
26 Nov 2015

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: 25.11.2015].
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