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Latest statistical releases from Statistics Finland



 



Wages and salaries sum grew by 2.7 per cent year-on-year in August to October

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finland, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 2.7 per cent greater in August to October than in the corresponding period one year before. In October alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy increased by 3.1 per cent from one year ago. One year previously in August to October, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy increased by 2.1 per cent.



Building construction enterprises renovation building projects generated EUR 7.6 billion in 2016

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finland, the value of building projects was EUR 18.0 billion in building construction enterprises with at least five employees in 2016. Of building construction work carried out by the enterprises, EUR 7.6 billion was directed to renovation building of which EUR 4.1 billion, was generated in specialised construction enterprises.



Cost of an hour worked decreased by 2.4 per cent in July to September year-on-year

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Private sector labour costs decreased by 2.4 per cent in July to September 2017 when compared with the respective period of the year before. Seasonally adjusted labour costs decreased by 2.4 per cent in July to September 2017. There were one less working day in the third quarter of 2017 than in the corresponding period of 2016 as this year. In the Labour Cost Index, a decrease in the number of working days usually has a increasing effect on costs.



Finland's greenhouse gases made an upturn

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

In 2016, Finland's greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 58.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2 eq.), being 12.4 million tonnes less than in the comparison year 1990. Emissions according to the instant preliminary data became revised by 0.1 tonnes. Total emissions rose by six per cent from the previous year, the biggest reasons for the growth in the emissions being the increase in coal consumption and the decline in the proportion of biofuels used in transport. Emissions from the non-emissions trading sector went up by six per cent compared to 2015 and exceeded the annual emission allocation set by the EU by 1.1 million tonnes of CO2 eq. The data are based on the preliminary report to be submitted by Statistics Finland to the European Commission by 15 January 2018 concerning emissions in 2016.



Industrial output grew by 1.8 per cent year-on year in October

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finland, output of total industries adjusted for working days was 1.8 per cent higher in October 2017 compared to October 2016. Adjusted for working days, industrial output went up by 3.4 per cent in January to October from one year back.



New orders in manufacturing grew by 10.6 per cent year-on-year in October

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finland, the value of new orders in manufacturing was 10.6 per cent higher in October 2017 than twelve months earlier. During January to October, orders grew by 14.4 per cent from the year before.



Use of renewable energy at record level in 2016

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finland, total consumption of energy in Finland amounted to 1.36 million terajoules (TJ) in 2016, which corresponded to a growth of four per cent compared with the previous year. The consumption of electricity totalled 85.2 terawatt hours (TWh), which was three per cent more than in the previous year. The use of renewable energy sources grew by two per cent, rising to a new record level. Renewables covered 34 per cent of total energy consumption and according to preliminary data, barely 39 per cent of end use. The consumption of fossil fuels also rose by seven per cent.



Energy prices grew in the third quarter

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

In the third quarter, prices of energy went up for nearly all energy products. According to Statistics Finland's data, only the prices of energy peat and forest chippings decreased slightly year-on-year. The increase in the prices was caused by higher prices of imported fuels and tax increases at the start of the year.



In November 2017 the number of new passenger cars registered was 9,668

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

In November 2017 a total of 15,195 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 11,390 were automobiles. First registrations increased by 12.7 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In November the number of new passenger cars registered was 9,668, which was 7.3 per cent up from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 25.7 per cent. These data are based on the Vehicular and Driver Data Register of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency and they have been produced by Statistics Finland. The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.



Average age at first confinement rose in Finland to the top level of Nordic countries

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finlands data on population changes, the average age at first confinement has risen exceptionally much. The average age of first-time mothers was 29.1 years in 2016 rising by 0.2 years from 2015 and by 0.4 years from 2014. The average age at first confinement in Finland has risen to the same level as in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.



Prices of old single-family houses fell by 1.7 per cent year-on-year in July to September

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

In the third quarter of 2017, prices for old single-family houses fell by an average of 1.7 per cent from the previous year in the whole country. In Greater Helsinki, prices went up by 3.2 per cent while in the rest of the country they fell by 2.3 per cent compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. Compared with the previous quarter, prices of old single-family houses decreased by an average of 2.3 per cent in the whole country. These data derive from Statistics Finlands Index of real estate prices, which is compiled by utilising data from the real estate transaction register of the National Land Survey of Finland.



Gross domestic product grew by 0.4 per cent from the previous quarter

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the volume of Finlands gross domestic product increased 1) in July to September by 0.4 per cent from the previous quarter. Compared with the third quarter of 2016, GDP adjusted for working days grew by 3.0 per cent.



Enterprises use social media extensively

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Sixty-three per cent of enterprises use social media. The number of enterprises that use social media has increased by 25 percentage points in the past four years. These data derive from Statistics Finland's survey on information technology in enterprises.



Foreign direct investments from Finland increased in 2016

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

At the end of 2016, the value of outward FDI stock was EUR 105.4 billion, of which equity accounted for EUR 112.8 billion and the value of debt capital for EUR -7.4 billion. The investment stock grew by EUR 18.6 billion year-on-year. In 2016, the net amount of FDI from Finland amounted to EUR 23.2 billion. The high level was primarily due to corporate acquisitions.



Labour productivity grew by 1.2 per cent in 2016

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Based on preliminary national accounts data on the volume of value added, the growth rate of labour productivity in the whole national economy was 1.2 per cent in 2016. After three years of decline and one year of zero growth, the change in the volume of value added turned positive again in 2016, being 1.6 per cent. When the number of hours worked at the same time grew by only 0.4 per cent, more value added was achieved in one hour worked than before.



Number of accidents at work in Finland 127,000 in 2015

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Slightly over 127,000 accidents at work occurred in Finland in 2015. Around 117,000 of these occurred to wage and salary earners and some 10,700 to self-employed persons (including farmers). The majority, or almost 107,000 of all accidents at work occurred at places of work or while in work traffic, whereas around 21,000 of them occurred while commuting. These numbers also include minor accidents at work that led to disability lasting less than four days, and on which insurance companies paid compensation only for medical treatment expenses.



Turnover of large enterprises grew in October

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the seasonally adjusted turnover of large enterprises grew by 0.3 per cent in October 2017 compared with September. In September, seasonally adjusted turnover grew by 0.4 per cent, while in August, turnover was 0.1 per cent higher than in the month before.



Students in education leading to a qualification or degree number 1.28 million

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The total number of students in education leading to a qualification or degree was 1.28 million in 2016. The number is 0.4 per cent higher than in 2015. The number of students grew in comprehensive school education, vocational education and university of applied sciences education. The number of students in upper secondary general school education and university education decreased. These data derive from education statistics compiled by Statistics Finland.



Prices of dwellings in housing companies fell in October

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finlands preliminary data, prices of dwellings in old blocks of flats and terraced houses went down by 0.5 per cent in the whole country from September to October. In Greater Helsinki, prices went up by 0.1 per cent, while in the rest of Finland they went down by 1.0 per cent. Compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, prices grew by 0.4 per cent in the whole country. In Greater Helsinki, prices went up by 1.4 per cent, while in the rest of Finland they went down by 0.5 per cent from the year before.



Consumer confidence unchanged in November

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The consumer confidence indicator stood at 23.0 in November, having been 23.1 in October and 23.7 in September. Confidence in the economy has been very strong for one year. In last years November the consumer confidence indicator received the value 17.6. The long-term average for the confidence indicator is 12.2. The data are based on Statistics Finlands Consumer Survey, for which 1,183 people resident in Finland were interviewed between 1 and 17 November.



Cubic volume covered by granted building permits grew in the third quarter compared with one year ago

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finland, building permits were granted for a total of 7.3 million cubic metres in July to September 2017. The cubic volume of building permits granted was 1.6 per cent higher than in the corresponding period one year previously. In addition to residential building construction, growth was recorded for building permits granted for construction of commercial and office buildings, and industrial and warehouse buildings.



Number of children with foreign background has doubled in ten years

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finland's data, 81,000 or 7.5 per cent of all underage children were of foreign background at the end of 2016. From 2015, the number of underage children with foreign background has grown by nearly seven thousand. In ten years, the number of children with foreign background has doubled.



Operating expenses of municipalities in Mainland Finland decreased by 2.5 per cent in January to September 2017

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The external operating expenses of municipalities in Mainland Finland were 2.5 per cent lower in the first three quarters of 2017 than in the corresponding period of one year earlier. The external operating revenue decreased by 7.1 per cent. Municipalities tax revenue totalled EUR 17.4 billion and central government transfers to local government EUR 6.6 billion. The external operating expenses of joint municipal authorities grew by 8.7 per cent and operating revenue by 8.8 per cent. These data appear from Statistics Finland's statistics on quarterly local government finances, for which data were collected from 80 municipalities and from 69 joint municipal authorities in Mainland Finland.



Producer prices for manufactured products grew by 3.6 per cent from October last year

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for manufactured products rose by an average of 3.6 per cent from October 2016 to October 2017. Producer prices for manufactured products sold on the domestic market rose by 2.7 per cent, while the producer prices of export products went up by 4.9 per cent.



Retail trade flash estimate: sales grew by 2.1 per cent year-on-year in October

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finlands retail trade flash estimate, retail trade sales increased by 2.1 per cent in October from October 2016. Over the same period, the volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, grew by 2.5 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales increased by 1.2 per cent and the sales volume by 1.0 per cent in October from the corresponding period of the previous year.



Slight growth on the mass media market

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The mass media market grew slightly in 2016. The value of the mass media market amounted to around EUR 3.8 billion. Compared to the year before, the value of the market grew by 1.2 per cent or good EUR 40 million.



Road traffic accidents claimed 22 lives in October

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 368 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in October. In them, 22 persons were killed and 463 persons injured. The number of persons killed was one lower and that of persons injured 15 higher than in October 2016.



Value of industrial output EUR 78 billion in 2016

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finland's statistics on industrial output, the value of the sold output of manufacturing industry (branches B and C) was around EUR 78 billion in 2016. The value increased by less than one per cent from the previous year. The metal industry had a share of 41 per cent in total value of sold output, the chemical industry 21 per cent, the forest industry 20 per cent, and the food industry 11 per cent. The industries are broken down into more specific subcategories in Appendix table 1.



Mobile phone is becoming increasingly popular for using the Internet - use purposes are diversifying

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Eighty-eight per cent of Finnish residents used the Internet in 2017. Almost everybody aged 55 or under used the web. Seventy-three per cent were online several times a day. Five per cent of Finns aged 16 to 89 had rented accommodation from a private person through online marketplaces. Seventy-seven per cent of Finns have a smartphone in their personal use and the mobile phone is the most popular device for using the web. The popularity of social media services has grown further while that of blogs and chat groups has waned.



Unemployment rate 7.3 per cent in October

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey, the number of unemployed persons in October 2017 was 197,000, which was 20,000 lower than one year ago. The unemployment rate was 7.3 per cent, having been 8.1 per cent in October of the year before. There were 46,000 more employed than in October of the previous year. The number of persons in the inactive population was 18,000 lower than one year earlier.