Official Statistics of Finland

Turnover of trade

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Turnover of trade grew by 0.8 per cent in March
14 May 2019
According to Statistics Finland, the working day adjusted turnover of total trade grew by 0.8 per cent in March compared to March 2018. The development of turnover was weakened by the contraction in motor vehicle trade, whereas turnover in other trade industries increased from one year ago. The working day adjusted sales volume of total trade, from which the impact of price changes has been eliminated, decreased by 0.9 per cent in March. The weaker development of sales volume than turnover particularly in wholesale trade and daily consumer goods trade is due to a rise in prices.

Next release:
24 May 2019

Description: The index of turnover of trade describes development in the turnover of enterprises engaged in trade. Turnover for the largest enterprises in their respective industries is described with the data collected with the sales inquiry while the data on sales obtained from the Tax Administration's self-assessed tax are exploited to describe the turnover of other enterprises. Turnover is exclusive of value-added tax. In addition, the volume index of sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, is produced on trade.
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Keywords: business cycles, economic fluctuation, enterprises, indices, industries, motor vehicle trade, motor vehicles, motorcar, retail trade, trade, turnover, vehicles, wholesale and retail trade, wholesale trade.
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Change: Release lag of turnover indices shortens due to introduction of time series modelling
14 Feb 2019
The release lag of turnover indices for manufacturing, construction and services shortens by one month starting from data concerning January 2019.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.5.2019].
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