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.
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
|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|
|National Board of Customs||2,160||2,144|
|Ministry of Employment and the Economy||658||679|
|1) Data from 2009.|
Expenditure of the national statistical service by statistics group in 2012, EUR 1,000
|Prices and Costs||4,618||4,618|
|Culture and the Media||803||803|
|Transport and Tourism||3,054||717||3,771|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery||340||4,990||5,330|
|Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs||2,399||2,399|
|Financing and Insurance||697||697|
|Science, Technology and Information Society||1,563||1,563|
|Income and Consumption||6,003||6,003|
|Environment and Natural Resources||1,966||3,033||4,999|
Last updated 4.6.2013