Producer: Statistics Finland
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Main topic: National Accounts
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes
Supply and use tables and the input-output tables based on them describe in detail product flows in the national economy. They are suited for analysing production activity structures and interdependencies between industries. The tables add detail to national accounts and form a coherent framework for describing product flows in the accounts. As the tables are compiled as an integral part of national accounts they also improve the quality of other national accounts data. Supply and use tables describe the supply of products formed by domestic production and imports, and the use of these products as intermediate products in the production of other products and as final products for consumption, capital formation and exports. The actual, symmetrical input-output tables provide a picture of interdependencies between industries, while analysis tables derived from them indicate the importance of the production and final use of different industries to the production and employment in the whole economy.
The supply tables describe by commodity group production and imports of the goods and services that are produced by different industries and used in the national economy. The use tables describe by commodity group the use of these products as intermediate products in different industries and for domestic final use and exports. The description also shows the distribution of expenditure by industry into purchasing of domestic and foreign products, and wages, operating surplus and other value added items.
The input-output tables formed from the supply and use tables examine the use of the outputs of industries as intermediate product inputs and for final use in other industries. Thus, the input-output tables provide a picture of the structure of production activity and the interdependencies between industries. Basing on these interdependencies, input-output models are compiled for studying structural changes in the national economy and evaluating the impact of the changes on e.g. production, imports, inflation and employment.
The concepts and definitions used in the compilation of the supply and use tables and the input-output tables are based on the European System of Accounts (ESA 1995) and the UN’s congruent System of National Accounts 1993 (Handbook of Input-Output Table Compilation and Analysis 1999).
The data are public.
Starting from the statistical reference year 2008, the industrial classification used for supply and use tables and input-output tables is the national accounts classification based on TOL 2008 and the product classification is one based on the EU's industry-specific product classification (CPA 2008). The tables to be published have 64 industry and product groups.
The industrial classification used for supply and use tables and input-output tables for the years 2000 to 2007 is the national accounts classification based on TOL 2002 and the product classification is one based on the EU's industry-specific product classification (CPA 2002). The tables to be published have 60 industry and product groups.
Input-output is a derived statistics for which only some data are separately collected. The most important data sources are national accounts, structural statistics on manufacturing and products, structural statistics on service industries, statistics on foreign trade, Register of Enterprises and Establishments, corporate taxation records, source data for statistics on central and local government and agriculture and forestry, and the Household Budget Survey. Various other data sources are also utilised.
Supply and use tables and input-output tables for year t are published in December t+2.
Supply and use tables and supply and use tables have been compiled annually from 1995. Input-output tables have been compiled in Finland previously for 1956, 1959, 1970, 1980, 1982, 1985,1989, 1992, 1993 and 1995.
imports, industries, input-output analysis, national accounts, production
Last updated 05.12.2011