Operating environment

The information Statistics Finland produces serves social and economic decision-making, research and citizens at large.

The key stakeholders in society are the Ministry of Finance, which manages the agency by results, and other Government Ministries. An important interest group are also data suppliers, in other words business enterprises, municipalities, other corporate bodies and ordinary citizens from whom information is collected for statistics.

Vital partners in the production of statistics are register authorities, other domestic producers of statistics, Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, as well as the national statistical institutes of other countries. To sustain high quality of its statistical methods Statistics Finland has collaboration agreements with universities.

Statistics Finland's position and interest groups