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Published: 14 March 2017

Turnover in service industries increased by 4.6 per cent year-on-year in October to December

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 4.6 per cent in October to December from the corresponding time period of the year before. Of industries, administrative and support service activities grew by 9.1 per cent and professional, scientific and technical activities by 7.8 per cent. Of the main industries, growth accelerated most from one year back in the industry of information and communication activities. 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)

Administrative and support service activities were again boosted by employment activities, where growth amounted to 16.5 per cent compared with the previous year’s corresponding period. In administrative and support service activities, a growth of over ten per cent was also attained in office administrative, office support and other business support activities (+12%), security and investigation activities (+10.8%) and renting and leasing activities (+10.4%). Other professional, scientific and technical activities (+11.3%) and architectural and engineering activities (+10.2%) generated growth for the main industry of professional, scientific and technical activities.

Turnover grew slowest in other service activities. Of the sub-industries, the repair of computers and personal and household goods was clearly falling (-16.2%).

Changes in the periodic tax return data used in turnover indices

Statistics Finland’s turnover indices prepare for the change in the Tax Administration's value added tax data starting from data for January 2017. More about this under Changes in these statistics .

Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Updated 14.03.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. December 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.9.2022].
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