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Published: 15 September 2008

Turnover in service industries went up by 9.9 per cent in the April to June period

Service industries generated 9.9 per cent more turnover in the April to June 2008 period than in the respective time period of the year before. In the previous three-month period that ended in March their turnover increased by 9.4 per cent. Services are here examined exclusive of trade and the data on turnover have been adjusted for working days by eliminating effects of calendar variations from them.

Among the main service industries, turnover grew fastest in real estate, renting and business activities where it was up by 14,0 per cent on the corresponding time period of the previous year. In hotel and restaurant activities, turnover increased by 7,6 per cent in the latest three-month period. The growth of turnover in transport, storage and communication activities amounted to 6.1 per cent in the April to June 2008 period. In other community, social and personal services activities turnover went up by 11,3 per cent.

Year-on-year change in turnover of services, three-month averages adjusted for working days, %

Year-on-year changes by three-month period %
5-9/2007 10-12/2007 1-3/2008 4-6/2008
Services, total (excl. trade) 9,2 8,4 9,4 9,9
- Hotels and restaurants 5,0 6,5 6,4 7,6
- Transport, storage and communication 7,3 5,4 6,7 6,1
- Real estate, renting and business activities 12,8 11,9 13,1 14,0
- Other community, social and personal service activities 8,0 9,0 10,2 11,3
*) Year-on-year change by three-month period compares the value for a period of three statistical reference months to the value for the corresponding three-month period of the previous year.

A revised standard industrial classification, TOL 2008, and base year 2005=100 will be introduced in these statistics starting from data concerning January 2009. For further information about the revised classification see the TOL 2008 section on Statistics Finland's website: Information about the application of the revised classification in these statistics will be released on 26 September 2008.

Source: Turnover of service industries 2008, June. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 15.9.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. June 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.10.2022].
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