Changes in the compilation methods of the Trend Indicator of Output

A new information system was introduced in the compilation of the Trend Indicator of Output, which enables utilisation of improved calculation methods from before. Data based on the new compilation methods will be released on 9 October 2012.

The Trend Indicator of Output is compiled with the so-called indirect calculation method. Data are formed from source data indicators and the levels of national accounts by means of mathematical and statistical calculation methods. The indirect calculation method is used, because sufficiently comprehensive source data by quarter are not available on the whole national economy. In the new information system the calculation methods of the Trend Indicator of Output are fully congruent with quarterly national accounts.

The changes cause small revisions to the time series of the Trend Indicator of Output.

Inquiries: Samu Hakala +358 9 1734 3756

Last updated 8.10.2012

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Trend Indicator of Output [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-5439. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.11.2017].
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