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Published: 5 April 2013

Financial leasing acquisitions EUR 2.1 billion in 2012

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Financial leasing acquisitions stood at EUR 2.1 billion in 2012. Compared with the previous year, acquisitions increased by 17 per cent. Financial leasing payments in turn amounted to EUR 1.2 billion, or nearly one per cent less than in 2011. Financial leasing companies' sales of leasing objects stood at EUR 697 million, which was 11 per cent less than in the previous year. These data derive from Statistics Finland’s Financial intermediation statistics.

Financial leasing acquisitions and payments in 1999-2012, EUR million

Financial leasing acquisitions and payments in 1999-2012, EUR million

The largest financial leasing object was vehicles, which represented 32 per cent of leasing acquisitions in 2012. The second largest group was IT and other office equipment with a 27 per cent share and machines and industrial equipment with an 18 per cent share.

Measured by leasing payments, the most significant financial leasing users by industry were trade, transport and storage, and manufacturing. In total, these three industries generated nearly half of all leasing payments. The clearly largest user of financial leasing by sector was non-financial corporations and housing corporations that paid 83 per cent of all leasing payments.

During 2012, there were 21 companies actively involved in financial leasing in Finland, of which eight were credit institutions and 13 other companies. The biggest financial leasing companies were credit institutions that received 84 per cent of all leasing payments.

Source: Financial activities 2012, Statistics Finland

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Updated 9.4.2013

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Statistics: Financial activities [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-9867. Financial leasing 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.6.2023].
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