Table 32. Objectives of innovation activity relating to product and process innovations, 2006–2008, importance of objectives, share of enterprises with innovation activity

  High Medium Low Not relevant
% % % %
All NACE - Total Increase range of goods and services 41,2 35,8 14,4 8,6
Replace outdated products and processes 29,2 40,3 19,1 11,4
Enter new markets 29,6 38,3 20,1 12,0
Increase market share 37,9 41,4 11,2 9,5
Improve quality of goods and services 43,0 41,4 8,5 7,1
Improve flexibility for producing goods and services 30,2 41,9 18,6 9,3
Improve capacity for producing goods and services 23,7 41,3 21,3 13,7
Improve health and safety 13,1 33,3 31,4 22,3
Reduce labour costs per unit output 30,2 41,7 18,8 9,3
Manufacturing Increase range of goods and services 39,5 35,2 16,5 8,7
Replace outdated products and processes 30,9 41,0 18,4 9,8
Enter new markets 28,8 39,2 20,8 11,2
Increase market share 38,5 40,2 13,4 8,0
Improve quality of goods and services 43,2 42,0 8,9 5,9
Improve flexibility for producing goods and services 28,3 44,2 18,7 8,8
Improve capacity for producing goods and services 25,7 42,6 20,1 11,5
Improve health and safety 13,0 41,3 30,3 15,4
Reduce labour costs per unit output 36,8 39,2 17,0 7,1
Services Increase range of goods and services 43,3 36,5 11,8 8,4
Replace outdated products and processes 27,2 39,3 20,1 13,5
Enter new markets 30,5 37,2 19,2 13,1
Increase market share 37,1 42,9 8,4 11,5
Improve quality of goods and services 42,8 40,5 8,0 8,7
Improve flexibility for producing goods and services 32,7 39,0 18,4 9,9
Improve capacity for producing goods and services 21,0 39,6 22,8 16,5
Improve health and safety 13,1 23,0 32,8 31,1
Reduce labour costs per unit output 21,8 45,0 21,0 12,2

Source: Innovation 2008, Statistics Finland

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Updated 10.6.2010

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