Official Statistics of Finland

Local government finances

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Latest release:
Signs of weakening in municipalities finances in 2018
31 May 2019
Preliminary data of financial statements collected by Statistics Finland indicate that municipalities finances weakened in 2018. The weakening was mainly caused by the increased operating expenses and lower tax revenue and central government transfers in tax funding compared to the actual financial statement data from 2017. Particularly due to these, the annual contribution margin weakened by EUR 1.2 billion and was EUR 2.1 billion. These data appear from the preliminary financial statement data of the statistics on local government finances, for which data were collected from all 311 municipalities and 140 joint municipal authorities in Finland.

Next release:
20 Sep 2019

Description: The statistics on local government finances describe data on municipalities' and joint municipal authorities' income and expenditure, investments, financing, assets and liabilities.
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Keywords: public sector, local government finances, municipal finances, municipalities, joint municipal authorities, expenditure, investments, operational economy, financial statements, consolidated financial statements, income, tax revenues.
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Change: Data of the statistics on local government finances for 2015 and 2016 have been corrected
03 Nov 2017
Statistics Finland has corrected the release on the statistics on local government finances for the statistical reference year 2015 concerning joint municipal authorities.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Local government finances [e-publication].
ISSN=2343-4163. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kta/index_en.html