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Published: 15 October 2009

Turnover in service industries fell by 7.6 per cent in May to July

Total turnover generated by service industries fell by 7.6 per cent in the May to July period of 2009 when compared with the respective three-month period of the year before. During the previous three-month period that ended in June, turnover in service industries diminished by 7.5 from one year back. Towards the end of the examined period turnover was growing in real estate activities, arts, entertainment and recreation, and in information and communication activities. Services are here examined exclusive of trade and the data have been adjusted for working days by eliminating effects of calendar variations from them.

Turnover in transport and storage fell by 18.6 per cent year-on-year in the May to July period. In the examined period turnover also decreased in accommodation and food service activities by 3.6 per cent, in information and communication activities by 3.3 per cent, in professional, scientific and technical activities by 7.6 per cent, and in administrative and support service activities by 2.2 per cent when compared with the respective period of the year before. Among the service industries turnover grew most in real estate activities, where it was 6.3 per higher in the examined period than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In arts, entertainment and recreation turnover grew by 2.3 per cent and in other service activities by 1.2 per cent from the year before in May to July.

Year-on-year change in turnover of services, three-month averages adjusted for working days and year-on-year change in latest month, % (TOL 2008)

Year-on-year change by three-month period % * Year-on-year
change in latest
month %
8-10/2008 11/2008-1/2009 2-4/2009 5-7/2009 7/2009
Services, total (excl. trade) 7.6 0.9 -5.6 -7.6 -6.2
Transportation and storage 7.8 -3.8 -13.7 -18.6 -17.7
Accommodation and food service activities 5.2 1.5 -2.8 -3.6 -2.6
Information and communication 4.8 2.6 -1.7 -3.3 1.5
Real estate activities 7.8 6.2 4.7 6.3 8.1
Professional, scientific and technical activities 8.9 1.7 -5.3 -7.6 -8.0
Administrative and support service activities 11.4 3.2 -4.2 -2.2 -0.5
Arts, entertainment and recreation 7.0 9.1 3.6 2.3 3.0
Other service activities 7.8 3.0 2.0 1.2 -0.4
*) 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.

Source: Turnover of service industries 2009, July. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 15.10.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. July 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.9.2022].
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