Official Statistics of Finland

Turnover of trade

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Sales in total trade grew by 4.2 per cent year-on-year in August
13 Oct 2016
According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales grew by 2.4 per cent in August from August 2015. Among retail trade industries, sales in department stores grew by 8.2 per cent, whereas daily consumer goods sales contracted by 0.9 per cent. In addition to daily consumer goods sales and department store sales, the development of retail trade was also affected by the positive development of specialised store sales. Sales in wholesale trade increased by 3.1 per cent in August year-on-year. Growth in sales was strongest in motor vehicle trade where it amounted to 13.6 per cent. Sales increased in total trade by 4.2 per cent from August 2015.

Next release:
26 Oct 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: 23.10.2016].
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