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Latest publication: Index of turnover of construction 2019, December

Published: 14 January 2020

Turnover of construction enterprises grew by 4.2 per cent in November

Adjusted for working days, turnover of construction enterprises grew by 4.2 per cent from one year back in November. Measured by sales volume, the annual growth in construction was 0.8 per cent. Among the industries, development was weakest in civil engineering, where turnover clearly fell for the second consecutive month. Building construction developed most favourably with an annual growth of 7.4 per cent.

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction, November 2019, %

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction, November 2019, %

Building construction was the only industry where the sales volume grew compared to the previous year, by 3.5 per cent. Turnover in civil engineering fell by 4.5 per cent from one year back and sales volume weakened by 1.3 per cent. The turnover of specialised construction activities increased by 3.4 per cent from one year back while, however, the sales volume decreased by 0.5 per cent.

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction, November 2019, %

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction, November 2019, %

Turnover and sales volume grew compared to October

Seasonally adjusted turnover in construction grew by 0.6 per cent in November compared to October. The seasonally adjusted sales volume grew by 0.4 per cent from one month back

Change in seasonally adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction from the previous month, %

Change in seasonally adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction from the previous month, %

The calculation of indices of turnover of construction is based on the Tax Administration’s data on self-assessed taxes, which are supplemented with Statistics Finland’s sales inquiry. The monthly turnover of construction enterprises can have even large variations due to invoicing practices. The final invoice for major projects may be recorded in the sales of one month, even if the project had required the work of several months or years.

The factors caused by the variation in the number of weekdays are taken into account in adjustment for working days. This means taking into consideration the lengths of months, different weekdays and holidays. In addition, seasonal variation is eliminated from seasonally adjusted series, on account of which it makes sense to compare observations of two successive months as well.

The data for the latest month are preliminary and they may become significantly revised particularly on more detailed industry levels in coming months.

Trends in turnover of construction by industry (TOL 2008)

Trends in turnover of construction by industry (TOL 2008)

Source: Index of turnover of construction, Statistics Finland

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Updated 14.1.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover of construction [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-5935. November 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.2.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rlv/2019/11/rlv_2019_11_2020-01-14_tie_001_en.html