The standard industrial classification TOL 2008 will be introduced in statistics on turnover in industry in April 2009 when data concerning January 2009 will be published.
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Sections and 2-digit levels
B Mining and quarrying
05 Mining of coal and lignite (no activity)
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas (no activity)
07 Mining of metal ores
08 Other mining and quarrying
09 Mining support service activities
10 Manufacture of food products
11 Manufacture of beverages
12 Manufacture of tobacco products (not published)
13 Manufacture of textiles
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel
15 Manufacture of leather and related products
16 Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
17 Manufacture of paper and paper products
18 Printing and service activities related to printing
19 Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (not published)
20 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (not published)
21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (not published)
22 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products (not published)
23 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
24 Manufacture of basic metals
25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products
26 Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (not published)
27 Manufacture of electrical equipment (not published)
28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
29 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
30 Manufacture of other transport equipment
31 Manufacture of furniture
32 Other manufacturing
33 Repair and installation of machinery and equipment
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning
35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and
36 Water collection, treatment and supply
38 Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery
39 Remediation activities and other waste management services
Groups describing total industry
Manufacturing industries and mining and quarrying (BC)
Manufacturing industries (new orders 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24-30)
Other groups and main industrial groupings
Food industry (10-12)
Textile industry (13-15)
Wood and paper industry (16-17)
Chemical industry (19-22)
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products; manufacture of electrical equipment (26-27)
Metal industry (24-30)
Raw materials and productive goods (MIG): 7-9, 10.6, 10.9,
13.1-13.3, 16, 17, 20.1-20.3, 20.5, 20.6, 22-24, 25.5-25.7, 25.9,
26.1, 26.8, 27.1-27.4, 27.9
Investment goods (MIG): 25.1-25.4, 26.2, 26.3, 26.5, 26.6, 28, 29, 30.1-30.4, 32.5, 33
Durable goods (MIG): 26.4, 26.7, 27.5, 30.9, 31, 32.1, 32.2
Other consumer goods (MIG): 10.1-10.5, 10.7, 10.8, 11, 12, 13.9, 14, 15, 18, 20.4, 21, 32.3, 32.4, 32.9
Detailed descriptions of the classes can be found on Statistics Finland's web pages under Classifications.
During the transition period up to the middle of 2011, certain statistics will continue to publish data classified by TOL 2002. In cases where series according to the old classification of the Index of Turnover in Industry are used in conjunction with series according to the new classification, data according to the two different industrial classifications need to be combined.
Data on the Index of Turnover in Industry compiled by TOL 2002 and TOL 2008 can be compared as follows:
B Mining and quarrying corresponds nearly completely to TOL 2002 section C Mining and quarrying.
TOL 2008 section D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply matches TOL 2002 section E Electricity, gas and water supply nearly completely.
Section E Water supply; sewage, waste management and remediation activities is new and has no correspondent in TOL 2002. This new section includes activities from TOL 2002 sections D Manufacturing, E Electricity, gas and water supply, F Construction and O Other community, social and personal service activities.
Under TOL 2002 the published total industry grouping from the Index of Turnover in Industry consists of sections CDE, but in the revised classification it covers only the sections BC ("Manufacturing and mining and quarrying").
The number of published main industrial groupings, i.e. groupings of sections and their sub-sections will increase. Several national combination groups from the turnover in industry have been published under TOL 2002 and their contents will remain nearly unchanged under the revised industrial classification. A new feature are the so-called MIGs (Main Industrial Groupings), which are common industrial groupings defined for the EU countries. The MIG's have been defined according to primary intended use. To improve the comparability of different variables, a grouping corresponding to the "total industry" in new orders will be published for turnover.
Retrospective data starting from 1995 will be published on the development of all the series of the Index of Turnover in Industry according to the new industrial classification. Due to the change in base year, data for the year 2005 will be calculated on the basis of micro level data. Data for the years 1995-2004 and 2006-2008 will be compiled on a case-by-case basis using the most appropriate method either by
The accuracy of the retrospective data formed for the years 1995-2004 is nearly as good as that of previously published corresponding data. The accuracy of the data for 2005-2008 does not change in connection with the classification and base year revision.
A news item about the adoption of TOL 2008 in statistics describing turnover in service industries is posted on the home page of the statistics.]
The effects of the new industrial classification on manufacturing industries have been discussed also in the Fokus section of Industry Review 2/2008. (In Finnish only)
Last updated 8.1.2010