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Latest publication: Turnover of service industries 2018, November

Published: 15 July 2009

Turnover in service industries fell by 4.3 per cent in February to April

Total turnover generated by service industries fell by 4.3 per cent in the February to April period of 2009 when compared with the respective period of the year before. During the previous three-month period that ended in March, turnover in service industries contracted by 4.2 per cent from one year back. At the end of the examination period, turnover was falling in the industries of transportation and storage, accommodation and food service activities, professional, scientific and technical activities as well as in administrative and support services. Services are here examined exclusive of trade and the data have been adjusted for working days by eliminating effects of calendar variations from them.

Turnover in transport and storage fell by 13.2 per cent year-on-year in the examined period. In February-April turnover fell by 2.0 per cent in accommodation and food service activities, by 3.6 per cent in professional, scientific and technical activities and by 3.2 per cent in administrative and support service activities when compared with the respective period of the year before. Among the service industries turnover increased most in the examined period in real estate activities, where it was 6.2 per cent higher than one year earlier. In arts, entertainment and recreation turnover grew by 4.2 per cent and in other services by 3.5 per cent from the year before in February to April.

Year-on-year change in turnover of services, three-month averages adjusted for working days and year-on-year change in latest month, % (TOL 2008)


Year-on-year change by three-month period % * Year-on-year change in latest month %
5-7/2008 8-10/2008 11/2008-1/2009 2-4/2009 4/2009
Services, total (excl. trade) 8.0 7.6 1.1 -4.3 -4.8
Transportation and storage 9.0 7.8 -3.7 -13.2 -15.0
Accommodation and food service activities 5.8 5.2 1.6 -2.0 -4.5
Information and communication 4.7 4.8 3.3 0.6 0.1
Real estate activities 8.6 7.8 6.6 6.2 5.4
Professional, scientific and technical activities 8.7 8.9 1.9 -3.6 -8.2
Administrative and support service activities 13.2 11.4 3.1 -3.2 -3.6
Arts, entertainment and recreation 7.9 7.0 9.2 4.2 7.1
Other service activities 7.4 7.8 3.2 3.5 5.0
*) Year-on-year change by three-month period compares the value for a period of three statistical reference months to the value for the corresponding three-month period of the previous year.

Source: Turnover of service industries 2009, April. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 15.7.2009

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. April 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.2.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/plv/2009/04/plv_2009_04_2009-07-15_tie_001_en.html