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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How and when are enterprises selected for the BOPA survey?

The enterprises are selected using Statistics Finland's random sampling.

Is our enterprise obliged to provide data?

Yes,  the Sections 14 and 15 of the Finnish Statistics Act (280/2004). Notwithstanding the provisions on data secrecy, entrepreneurs are obliged to provide Statistics Finland with such data that are necessary for the compilation of statistics. By virtue of Section 21 of the Statistics Act, Statistics Finland is entitled to receive these data free of charge.is based on Sections 14 and 15 of the Finnish Statistics Act (280/2004). Notwithstanding the provisions on data secrecy, entrepreneurs are obliged to provide Statistics Finland with such data that are necessary for the compilation of statistics. By virtue of Section 21 of the Statistics Act, Statistics Finland is entitled to receive these data free of charge.

What are the survey data used for?

The data are used to compile balance of payments statistics, financial statistics and economic statistics for Finland, the eurozone and the EU area at Statistics Finland, the European Central Bank and Eurostat.