Official Statistics of Finland

Local government finances

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Net costs of municipalities social and health care activities grew in 2018
20 Sep 2019
The data of Statistics Finland's statistics on local government finances show that the net costs of municipalities operational economy amounted to EUR 31.4 billion in 2018. The change is especially affected by both the net costs of social and health care activities and of education and cultural activities being higher than in the year before. The net costs directed to social and health care activities increased by 2.9 per cent from 2017, totalling EUR 18.3 billion. The net costs of education and cultural activities grew by 3.9 per cent and amounted to EUR 11.0 billion. Data for the statistics were collected from all 311 municipalities and all 140 joint municipal authorities in Finland.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2019.

Description: The statistics on local government finances describe data on municipalities' and joint municipal authorities' income and expenditure, investments, financing, assets and liabilities.
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Keywords: public sector, local government finances, municipal finances, municipalities, joint municipal authorities, expenditure, investments, operational economy, financial statements, consolidated financial statements, income, tax revenues.
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Change: Data of the statistics on local government finances for 2015 and 2016 have been corrected
03 Nov 2017
Statistics Finland has corrected the release on the statistics on local government finances for the statistical reference year 2015 concerning joint municipal authorities.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Local government finances [e-publication].
ISSN=2343-4163. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kta/index_en.html