Official Statistics of Finland

Enterprise openings and closures

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Number of enterprise openings increased and that of enterprise closures decreased in 2018
31 Oct 2019
According to Statistics Finland, there were 35,268 enterprise openings in 2018. There were 17 per cent more enterprise openings than in 2017. The number of enterprise closures made a downturn. In 2018, there were 20,064 enterprise closures.

Next release:
23 Jan 2020

Description: These statistics are derived from data in Statistics Finland’s Business Register. They cover those enterprises engaged in business activity that are liable to pay value-added tax or act as employers. Excluded are foundations, housing companies, voluntary associations, public authorities and religious communities. The statistics cover enterprises of the state but not those of municipalities.
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Keywords: industries, corporations.
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Change: Revision of legal form (25 July 2019)
25 Oct 2019
The classification of enterprises by legal form has been revised in the statistics on enterprise openings and closures.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Enterprise openings and closures [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-2346. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.1.2020].
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