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Published: 13 August 2015

Turnover in service industries grew by 3.9 per cent year-on-year in March to May

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 3.9 per cent in March to May from the corresponding time period of the year before. One year previously, turnover in service industries grew by 1.4 per cent over the same period. 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 March to May, turnover grew in almost all main service industries from one year ago. The growth in turnover was still fastest in information and communication activities, where growth amounted to 11 per cent compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. Of the sub-industries of information and communication activities, growth has still been fastest in software, consultancy and related activities that grew by 20.2 per cent year-on-year. Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities also grew strongly from one year back.

Turnover in service industries also grew favourably in the main industry of professional, scientific and technical activities, where turnover went up by 5.5 per cent year-on-year. Of the sub-industries, the turnover of architectural and engineering activities and legal and accounting activities developed favourably.

Among the main industries, development was weakest in other service activities, where turnover went down by 0.7 per cent from one year back. Of the sub-industries of other service activities, development has been weakest in the repair of computers and personal and household goods where turnover declined by 5.7 per cent year-on-year in March to May.

Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Updated 13.8.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. May 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.10.2022].
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