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Inquiry on materials and supplies of manufacturing production

Description of the data collection

The inquiry on materials and supplies of manufacturing production collects value information on purchases of the most important materials and supplies used by enterprises in manufacturing production (purchases of raw materials, semi-finished products, additives and supplies) by heading. The inquiry concerns the enterprise’s industrial production in Finland.

The statistical period used is a calendar year. The data collection is carried out every second year in the autumn. You answer with a web form.

From whom are data collected?

The inquiry concerns mainly manufacturing enterprises with at least 20 employees. The data are primarily inquired from enterprises or their establishments. Significant (sufficiently large) manufacturing establishments of non-manufacturing enterprises are included in the inquiry. The data supply obligation of enterprises is based on the Finnish Statistics Act (280/2004, amended 361/2013).

What are the data used for?

The data of the inquiry are principally used in national accounts calculations and compilation of other economic statistics.

The data from the data collection are used in the following statistics:

Data processing

The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the data as confidential and use them only for statistical purposes.

Changes

Starting from the statistical reference year 2019, the European Union’s CN nomenclature (Combined Nomenclature) will be used as the nomenclature of the inquiry on materials and supplies of manufacturing production. The CN nomenclature is the eight-digit classification of goods used in statistics on foreign trade.

In the inquiry on materials and supplies of manufacturing production, volume data were previously also asked for purchases of materials and supplies made for manufacturing production and total use for certain material and supply headings. To reduce the response burden, questions on volume data and total use were discontinued.

Data on purchases of materials and supplies used in industrial manufacturing are inquired for uneven years starting from the statistical reference year 2013. Data are collected from the majority of enterprises differentiated from the inquiry on manufacturing commodities.

How often are data collected?

Other regular