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13 Sep 2018 Release of the statistics on balance of payments and international investment position is postponed

The release of the statistics on balance of payments and international investment position 2018 is postponed. The new release date of the statistics is Wednesday, 19 September 2018. The previous release date was Friday, 14 September 2018.

11 Sep 2018 Tell a story with statistics!

The International Statistical Poster Competition will continue until March 2019. The competition has three categories: secondary school students, upper secondary school/vocational education institution students and as a new series, university of applied sciences/university students studying for a bachelor's degree. The winners will be awarded with nice prizes, and their posters will continue to the international final in Malaysia. Participate in the Statistical Poster Competition

24 Aug 2018 Databases and data collection services closed for maintenance over the weekend 25 to 26 August 2018

Due to maintenance work, Statistics Finland's databases and data collection services will be out of use over the weekend 25 to 26 August 2018.


20 Jun 2018 Findicator renewed

The usability of the Findicator service especially with mobile devices has been improved further.  The free service offers information on various aspects of society with the help of statistical figures, tables and analysis.

14 Jun 2018 Majority of recording sales digital – printed publications hold their own on the book markets

The share of digital recordings in the total euro-denominated wholesale of recordings in Finland rose to close on 83 per cent in 2017. On the book markets printed books still dominate.

12 Jun 2018 Figures from Finland and Finns

Statistics Finland’s new publication Finland in Figures 2018 is a pocket-size compact information package about Finland and Finns. The booklet provides key data on the population, economy, living conditions and culture in the form of statistics and graphics.

12 Jun 2018 Appointment: Timo Koskimäki appointed Deputy Director General of Statistics Production

Mr Timo Koskimäki has been appointed Deputy Director General of Statistics Production at Statistics Finland for the five-year term starting on 1 September 2018.

6 Jun 2018 Statistics Finland involved as Finland joins the IMF’s SDDS Plus system

SDDS Plus is the IMF’s new harmonised publication standard for statistics that offers users uniformly presented data on the economy and financial markets of the countries that have joined the system.

30 May 2018 Finnish youths won with creativity and statistical skills – Winners in the European Statistics Competition

Fun videos on the importance of official statistics brought home first places for Finnish pupils in the secondary school and upper secondary school categories of the European Statistics Competition. In all, 11,000 young people from across Europe competed in statistical skills in the competition arranged for the first time.

30 Apr 2018 Test and give feedback on the renewed Findicator

The design and usability, especially in mobile use, of Findicator has been developed. View the beta version of Findicator and give feedback.

17 Apr 2018 Platform jobs are here to stay – how to measure them?

Statistics compilation should develop ways of measuring platform jobs, their significance and consequences for those working in this way, writes Senior Researcher Hanna Sutela in her blog post.

16 Apr 2018 Statistics Finland Finna – Library of Statistics’ new search service opened

Statistics Finland Finna is a new search service for the Library of Statistics’ printed and electronic materials where you can browse and search for materials in the Library’s collections.

11 Apr 2018 Finland compiles national data on global sustainable development indicators to an open website

The UN has produced the global Agenda 2030 programme concerning all countries to advance sustainable development. Statistics Finland has started a project that compiles data on global monitoring indicators for Finland.

9 Apr 2018 Young winners of the Statistics Olympics have been selected

The winners of the national competition of the Statistics Olympics now arranged for the first time have been selected. The competition entries analysed population statistics with merit.

3 Apr 2018 Over one-half of pensioners and one-quarter of students voted in advance in the Presidential election

Of persons entitled to vote, 31.5 per cent of employed persons and 27.5 per cent of unemployed persons voted in advance. More information about persons who voted by age, sex and education, for example, can be found in Statistics Finland's review.

28 Mar 2018 Personnel decreased and turnover grew in enterprises in the industry of culture and mass media

In 2016, there were over 17,000 enterprises operating in the industry of culture and mass media in Finland. The number of enterprises in the industry of culture and mass media has decreased by more than 300 from 2015 to 2016 and their personnel has declined by more than 2,000 persons.

19 Mar 2018 Statistics describe how equal women and men are

Did you know that 57.4 per cent of tertiary level degrees in Finland are attained by women? This and other statistical information describing gender equality can be found in the renewed thematic pages on gender equality. Read more

28 Feb 2018 See how the prices of food have developed in Europe

The Food Price Monitoring Tool application presents visually the price development of food from producers to consumers in different countries in Europe. View this and Eurostat's other visualisation applications

28 Feb 2018 Eino H. Laurila national income medal awarded to Helka Jokinen, Pasi Sorjonen and Lauri Uotila

National income medal has been awarded to Helka Jokinen, to Pasi Sorjonen, and to Lauri Uotila. The medals are awarded in recognition of their active work in promoting the use of national accounts and knowledge about them.

15 Feb 2018 Two separate releases on the data of the preliminary population statistics for 2017

Statistics Finland has published the population figures for the preliminary population statistics concerning 2017 on 15 February 2018. Preliminary statistics on population changes in 2017 will be produced as a separate release on 6 March 2018. Read more

2 Feb 2018 Preliminary population figures by municipality will be published on 15 February 2018

Statistics Finland will publish preliminary population figures by municipality for 2017 on 15 February 2018. The publication does not have preliminary data on population changes in 2017, information about their release will also be given on 15 February 2018. Preliminary population figures by municipality are also released as a database table. Read more

2 Feb 2018 Information about the Presidential election by area from the election map service

The free-of-charge election map service can be used to view such as changes in voting turnout from the previous elections and candidates’ shares of votes on different area levels. Maps are available by municipality, constituency and in the largest towns by voting district. View the election map service

25 Jan 2018 Paavo gives information about your area of residence

Which of Finland's postal code areas has most student residents? And in which are there most health and social services jobs? The data can be found from Statistics Finland’s free-of-charge Paavo service. The service’s data have been updated today, on Paavo's name day.

22 Jan 2018 Convert Finnish markka into euros with the calculator

Do you want to know the price of your apartment or car in current euros? With the new calculator you can convert Finnish markka and euro prices from different years into current euros. Calculator

16 Jan 2018 View research data in Taika

The Taika research data catalogue presents unit-level data intended for research use, which allow wide examination of Finnish enterprises and Finland’s population.

11 Jan 2018 Statistics Finland's open data follows the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

The CC BY 4.0 licence gives the permission to copy and share Statistics Finland's open data in original and edited format for commercial purposes as well. The practice has not changed from before but the licence clarifies the terms of use. Read more

9 Jan 2018 Finland reports to the UNFCCC

Finland’s seventh National Communication has been submitted to the UNFCCC. The National Communication describes the development of Finland's greenhouse gas emissions, national emission reduction measures and emission scenarios in the near future.

9 Jan 2018 Participate in the Statistical Poster Competition

The International Statistical Poster Competition for 2018 to 2019 intended for students has been launched for the sixth time. The objective of the competition is to promote the use of social and numerical data among schoolchildren and students, as well as critical statistical literacy.


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