Revised standard industrial classification will be introduced over February-April 2009 in statistics describing turnover in trade

A revised industrial classification, TOL 2008, will be introduced in Finnish statistics in 2009. General information about the transition is given on the TOL 2008 pages of the Statistics section of Statistics Finland's website. More detailed information about TOL 2008, including its contents and classification principles is available in the Classifications section of the website.

The classification will be introduced in statistics describing turnover in trade in January 2009, in the flash estimate of retail trade in February, in preliminary data on trade in March and in final statistics on trade in April. The data of the statistics will also then be given by TOL 2008 in database services and compilation publications, and publishing of data by TOL 2002 will be discontinued. The previously published data by TOL 2002 will remain available on the home page of the statistics and in the database services. The base year of the statistics will be changed in connection with the transition to the new classification, with 2005 as the new base year.

Changes in trade industries arising from the transition to TOL 2008

Under the revised industrial classification, Retail sale of automotive fuel (505) moves from industry 50, Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, motor cycles; retail sale of automotive fuel, to industry 47, Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles.

The two-digit level trade categories of TOL 2002 by which data have been published up to now are

  • 50 Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; retail sale of automotive fuel
  • 51 Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
  • 52 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles; repair of personal and household goods.

The two-digit level trade categories of TOL 2008 by which data will be published are

  • 45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
  • 46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
  • 47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles.

Further information about the impact of the classification revision on statistics describing turnover in trade

The levels of TOL 2008 by which data on turnover in trade will be published are described on the home page of the statistics. Retrospective data starting from 1995 will be published from all series by the new industrial classification.

The impact of the new industrial classification on trade industries has also been discussed in the Fokus section of Industry Review 2/2008. (In Finnish only)


Last updated 26.9.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.3.2015].
Access method: http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/klv/klv_2008-09-26_uut_001_en.html

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