The data are used to produce statistics describing the trends of turnover and the wages and salaries sum that are needed, e.g. for national decision-making and by various interest groups. In addition, the data are used for producing statistics on the tailored trend indicator service. Data on fixed assets are used in quarterly national accounts and preliminary data on annual accounts.
The collected data are used in the following statistics:
Index of turnover in industry
Index of turnover of construction
Turnover of trade
Turnover of service industries
Wage and salary indices
Quarterly national accounts
When will the results be published?
The data on the turnover of trade are released monthly at a lag of approximately 28 days basing on the preliminary data obtained with the sales inquiry. Data by more detailed industrial breakdown are published at a lag of about 75 days from the end of the examined month on Statistics Finland's website.
Turnover data for industries of manufacturing, construction and services (excl. trade) are published at a lag of about 75 days from the end of the examined month on Statistics Finland's website.
The results of the wage and salary indices are published at a lag of about 40 days from the end of the statistical reference period.