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Latest publication: Turnover estimate of large enterprises 2018, September

Published: 29 June 2018

Turnover of large enterprises grew in May

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the seasonally adjusted turnover of large enterprises grew by 1 per cent in May 2018 compared with April. In April, seasonally adjusted turnover fell by 0.3 per cent, while in March, turnover was 0.8 per cent higher than in the month before.

Seasonally adjusted change in the turnover of large enterprises from the previous month, %

Seasonally adjusted change in the turnover of large enterprises from the previous month, %

The unadjusted turnover of large enterprises grew by 5.3 per cent in May 2018 compared with May 2017. The turnover of large enterprises grew by 4.8 per cent in January to May from one year ago.

Annual change in the turnover of large enterprises, %

Annual change in the turnover of large enterprises, %

The turnover estimate of large enterprises is based on a sample formed of 2,000 enterprises with the most significant turnover in manufacturing, construction, trade and other service industries. Excluded from the statistics are enterprises engaged in primary production, and bank and insurance activities.

The enterprises described in the statistics make up approximately 70 per cent of the turnover of all enterprises operating in Finland, represent more than one-half of the investments made and employ good 40 per cent of the personnel of all enterprises.

The data can be used for short-term monitoring of development in business activities and the market. The economic situation of the whole enterprise sector cannot be assessed solely based on these statistics, because the economic development of smaller enterprises may differ from large enterprises.

More detailed data on the development of various industries are published monthly on the home pages of business trend indicators.


Source: Turnover estimate of large enterprises, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Maija Sappinen 029 551 3348, Satu Elho 029 551 2994, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 29.6.2018

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Statistics: Turnover estimate of large enterprises [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-0723. May 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.11.2018].
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