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Published: 15 December 2014

Turnover in service industries grew by 4.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2014 from the year before

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 4.1 per cent in July to September from the corresponding time period of the year before. In the same period one year earlier, turnover rose by 1.0 per cent year-on-year. Services are here examined exclusive of trade.

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in services  (TOL 2008)

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in services  (TOL 2008)

In July to September, turnover developed more favourably than in the corresponding period of the previous year in nearly all main service industries. Only in professional, scientific and technical activities and in other service activities turnover developed more weakly than in the corresponding period last year.

In the third quarter, turnover in service industries still grew fastest in the main industry of information and communication, where growth compared to the previous year amounted to 12.4 per cent. Of the sub-industries of information and communication activities, growth has been fastest in software, consultancy and related activities that grew by 27.5 per cent year-on-year. Of the sub-industries, information services activities have also grown strongly in July to September, by 20.9 per cent.

Among the main service industries, growth was also fast in arts, entertainment and recreation where turnover grew by 5.4 per cent from July to September 2013. Real estate activities increased by 4.7 per cent and administrative and support service activities by 3.5 per cent year-on-year. In the third quarter, the turnover of transportation and storage activities was on the same level as in the corresponding quarter last year, while one year ago the industry was still 1.4 per cent negative.

Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Updated 15.12.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. September 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.9.2022].
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