Official Statistics of Finland

Enterprise openings and closures

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Number of new enterprises grew by 18 per cent in October to December 2018
25 Apr 2019
According to Statistics Finland, the number of enterprise openings increased by 18 per cent in the last quarter of 2018 from the respective period of the year before. Examined by industry, most enterprise openings occurred in professional, scientific and technical activities. Enterprise closures were most numerous in the industry of trade. The data on enterprise closures are from the third quarter of 2018.

Next release:
25 Jul 2019

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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Change: Enterprise closures, 2st quarter 2017
25 Jan 2018
A discontinuity in the source data for this statistic causes a bias in the count of enterprise closures beginning from the second quarter of 2017.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Enterprise openings and closures [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-2346. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.6.2019].
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