Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Why are establishment-specific data asked?

Data describing the economy are collected from industrial establishments of an enterprise with the industrial establishment questionnaire.

The enterprise has no resources for filling in the inquiry in question? Can we be exempted?

By virtue of Section 8 of the Statistics Act, data providers have the right to seek exemption from the obligation to provide data wholly or partially if the provision of data causes the respondent unreasonable inconvenience and the exemption will not essentially hamper the production of statistics or weaken the reliability and usability of statistics. Unreasonable inconvenience refers to putting the respondent in an unequal position with regard to other data providers. Exemption from the obligation to provide data must be sought in writing.

What are the data used for?

The data will be used confidentially and only for statistical purposes. The data on the activities of industrial establishments are collected for regional and industrial statistics on manufacturing.

The data are also used in national accounts calculations and compilation of other economic statistics.

Is the T5 inquiry statutory?

The obligation to provide data is based on the Statistics Act (280/2004). Regulations of the European Union partly oblige the collection of the data concerned.