Overview of the national statistical service 2012

The Advisory Board of Official Statistics of Finland (OSF), comprised of representatives of various authorities producing statistics, continued to develop official statistics focusing on quality issues. Based on the preparatory work of the Advisory Board, a new Advisory Board that covers all producers of Official Statistics of Finland has been appointed for the years 2013 to 2015.

At the end of 2012, Official Statistics of Finland comprised 270 sets of statistics. An up-to-date list of the statistics has been published in the OSF portal.

In 2012, Quality Assurance was prepared for the producers of Official Statistics of Finland, which the producers of Official Statistics of Finland and ESS officials signed on 30 January 2013. The Development of National Statistical Service – Main lines of Policy 2013 – 2016 was approved.

Expenditure of the statistical service grew by 6 per cent

In 2012, the total expenditure of the national statistical service amounted to EUR 77.2 million, which was EUR 4.5 million more than in the year before. Over the year, the expenditure went up by close on 6.2 per cent from the previous year. The expenditure of Statistics Finland grew by 7.8 per cent. In the rest of the national statistical service, expenditure only went up a little from 2011.

Examined by statistics group, the largest share of the resources, or EUR 8.3 million, was expended on statistics describing business enterprises. The second largest proportion of EUR seven million was used for statistics on the labour market, and the third largest proportion of EUR six million for statistics on income and consumption. Good EUR five million was used both for statistics describing the national economy, and agriculture, forestry and fishery, as well as statistics describing the environment and natural resources.

Expenditure of the national statistical service by authority in 2011-2012, EUR 1,000

  2011 2012
Finnish Meteorological Institute 2911) 372
Finnish Transport Agency 287 284
Finnish Transport Safety Agency 360 433
Agricultural Economic Research Institute 812 822
Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 2,718 2,543
National Land Survey of Finland 370 381
Finnish Forest Research Institute 1,245 1,355
Finnish Game and Fisheries Institute 288 270
Finnish Environment Institute 2,390 2,280
National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) 4,325 4,399
Statistics Finland 56,785 61,215
National Board of Customs 2,160 2,144
Ministry of Employment and the Economy 658 679
Total 72,689 77,177
1) Data from 2009.

 

Expenditure of the national statistical service by statistics group in 2012, EUR 1,000

  SF Others Total
Housing 951   951
Living Conditions 1,671   1,671
Energy 1,130   1,130
Prices and Costs 4,618   4,618
Government Finance 2,014   2,014
National Accounts 5,567   5,567
Trade 1,233 2,144 3,377
Education 5,230   5,230
Culture and the Media 803   803
Transport and Tourism 3,054 717 3,771
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery 340 4,990 5,330
Justice 961   961
Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs 2,399   2,399
Services 158   158
Financing and Insurance 697   697
Construction 480   480
Social Protection   1,760 1,760
Manufacturing 1,622   1,622
Health 878 2,639 3,517
Science, Technology and Information Society 1,563   1,563
Income and Consumption 6,003   6,003
Labour Market 6,332 679 7,011
Elections 452   452
Population 2,766   2,766
Environment and Natural Resources 1,966 3,033 4,999
Non-financial corporations 8,328   8,328
Total 61,215 15,962 61,215

 


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