Erroneous data for statistics on rents of dwellings corrected

The erroneous data for the statistics on rents of dwellings released on 3 August 2012 concerning the second quarter of 2012 were corrected on 24 August 2012. The errors were caused by that in connection with the data system renewal, a processing rule, with which exceptionally low rents per square metre of dwellings are eliminated from the data of the statistics, did not work as intended. For this reason, the data of the statistics were not comparable with respect to the earlier released quarters.

As a result of the correction, all levels of rents of dwellings, index point figures and change percentages concerning the second quarter have changed. In the first, erroneous release the average rent of dwellings was EUR 10.83 per square metre. The corrected figure is EUR 10.73 per square metre. Correspondingly, the year-on-year change in rents was 4.8 per cent and corrected 3.8 per cent.

The original release is available from Statistics Finland's information service:

Further information: Mari Ylä-Jarkko, Head of Statistics +358 99 1734 3310,


Last updated 24.8.2012

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Rents of dwellings [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-1018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.1.2015].
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