A more recent publication of this set of statistics is available.

Latest publication: Index of turnover of construction 2021, April

Published: 14 May 2021

Turnover of construction enterprises decreased by 4.6 per cent in March

According to Statistics Finland, the working day adjusted turnover of construction enterprises fell by 4.6 per cent in March compared to the previous year. The volume of sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, decreased by 4.0 per cent. Among construction industries, civil engineering grew strongly. Turnover and sales volume in building construction and specialised construction activities fell from one year ago.

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction, %

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction, %

Working day adjusted turnover in building construction fell by 10 per cent and sales volume by 9.7 per cent in March compared with the year before. The turnover of civil engineering adjusted for working days increased by 10.7 per cent and sales volume by 4.5 per cent year-on-year. The working day adjusted turnover of specialised construction activities decreased by 1.7 per cent and sales volume by 1.4 per cent from one year ago.

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction, March 2021, %

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction, March 2021, %

Both turnover and sales volume increased compared to February

Seasonally adjusted turnover in construction increased in March by 0.4 per cent from February. The seasonally adjusted sales volume also grew by 0.4 per cent from one month back.

Change in seasonally adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction from the previous month, %

Change in seasonally adjusted turnover and sales volume of construction from the previous month, %

The calculation of indices of turnover of construction is based on the Tax Administration’s data on self-assessed taxes, which are supplemented with Statistics Finland’s sales inquiry. The monthly turnover of construction enterprises can have even large variations due to invoicing practices. The final invoice for major projects may be recorded in the sales of one month, even if the project had required the work of several months or years.

The factors caused by the variation in the number of weekdays are taken into account in adjustment for working days. This means taking into consideration the lengths of months, different weekdays and holidays. In addition, seasonal variation is eliminated from seasonally adjusted series, on account of which it makes sense to compare observations of two successive months as well.

The data for the latest month are preliminary and are released at a delay of around six weeks. The data may become significantly revised particularly on more detailed industry levels in coming months.

Trends in turnover of construction by industry (TOL 2008)

Trends in turnover of construction by industry (TOL 2008)

Source: Index of turnover of construction, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Lauri Pullinen 029 551 3043, Aki Niskanen 029 551 2657, rakennus.suhdanne@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Katri Kaaja

Publication in pdf-format (277.7 kB)

Tables

Tables in databases

Appendix tables

Revisions in these statistics

Updated 14.05.2021

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover of construction [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-5935. March 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.6.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rlv/2021/03/rlv_2021_03_2021-05-14_tie_001_en.html