Official Statistics of Finland

Turnover of trade

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Sales increased in all sectors of trade in May
15 Jul 2016
According to Statistics Finland, sales in total trade increased by 4.0 per cent in May from May 2015. Among the main sectors of trade, sales increased most in motor vehicle trade by a total of 16.7 per cent. Sales in retail trade grew by 1.8 per cent in May from one year ago. Sales of daily consumer goods grew by 2.1 per cent and sales in department stores by 2.0 per cent. Sales in wholesale trade increased by 2.4 per cent from the previous year.

Next release:
26 Jul 2016

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: 25.7.2016].
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