Official Statistics of Finland

Finnish affiliates abroad

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Finnish enterprises look to the east - China the most significant investment target in 2015
30 May 2017
Finnish enterprises had business activity in 4,880 affiliates located in 140 countries in 2015. The number of personnel abroad contracted slightly from the previous year, being 478,160 and centred in Europe and Asia. The investments of Finnish affiliates grew from the previous year to EUR 4.2 billion and the most significant investment target was China. Manufacturing accumulated 63 per cent of Finnish enterprises foreign turnover. The data appear from the statistics on Finnish affiliates abroad 2015 published by Statistics Finland and are based on data collected from enterprises.

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Description: The statistics describe the global location of Finnish enterprises’ activities and the significance of these activities abroad. The statistics produce data which enable an assessment of the level of globalisation of Finland's economy, the effect of the European Union’s internal market on Finnish business activities and the global competitiveness of Finnish-owned enterprises. The statistics are based on Regulation (EC) No 716/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
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Keywords: affiliates, business enterprises, enterprise groups, globalisation, investments, personnel, turnover.
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Change: Change in the Official Statistics of Finland
25 May 2009
On 25 May 2009, the Advisory Board of Official Statistics of Finland accepted the statistics " Finnish affiliates abroad " into Official Statistics of Finland under the topic of Enterprises.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish affiliates abroad [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4882. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.7.2017].
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