Official Statistics of Finland

Turnover of trade

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Latest release:
In September, turnover increased in all sectors of trade
13 Nov 2019
According to Statistics Finland, turnover in total trade adjusted for working days grew by 3.0 per cent in September year-on-year and the development was positive in all sectors of trade. Over the same time period, the working day adjusted volume of sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, increased by 3.5 per cent. Growth was strongest in motor vehicle trade, where both turnover and the volume of sales grew by 10.7 per cent. The development was in part affected by the new WLTP measuring method for emissions introduced at the beginning of September 2018, which weakened the growth in motor vehicle trade one year ago.

Next release:
26 Nov 2019

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 the Tax Administration's self-assessed tax are exploited to describe the turnover of other enterprises. Turnover is exclusive of value-added tax. In addition, the volume index of 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: Release lag of turnover indices shortens due to introduction of time series modelling
14 Feb 2019
The release lag of turnover indices for manufacturing, construction and services shortens by one month starting from data concerning January 2019.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.11.2019].
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