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. The Classifications pages of the Metadata section of the website contain more detailed information about TOL 2008, such as its contents and classification principles.
The classification will be introduced in April 2009 in statistics describing turnover in service industries in January 2009. The data of the statistics will also then be classified 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.
Under the revised industrial classification, data on turnover in service industries will be published by eight, instead of the previous four activity sections.
The TOL 2002 sections by which data have been published up to now are
The TOL 2008 sections by which data will be published are
The contents of TOL 2008 sections will differ from those of TOL 2002. An exception is section I, Accommodation and food service activities, which is practically identical with section H of TOL 2002.
For example, the new TOL 2008 section J, Information and communication, will comprise
In addition, the new TOL 2008 section J, Information and communication, will comprise
The levels of TOL 2008 by which data on turnover in service industries 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 effects of the new industrial classification on service industries have also been discussed in the Fokus section of Service Industry Review 2/2008 (In Finnish only).
Last updated 26.9.2008