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Latest publication: Turnover of service industries 2018, November

Published: 13 January 2015

Turnover in service industries grew by 4.0 per cent year-on-year in August to October

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 4.0 per cent in August to October from the corresponding time period of the year before. One year previously, the change percentage was 0.0 per cent in the same period. Services are here examined exclusive of trade.

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in services  (TOL 2008)

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in services  (TOL 2008)

In August to October, turnover developed more favourably than in the corresponding period of the previous year in nearly all main service industries. Only in other service activities, turnover developed more weakly than in the corresponding period last year.

During the examined period, turnover in service industries still grew fastest in the main industry of information and communication, where growth compared to the corresponding period of the previous year amounted to 13.1 per cent. Of the sub-industries of information and communication activities, growth has been fastest in software, consultancy and related activities that grew by 29.1 per cent year-on-year. Of the sub-industries, information services activities have also grown strongly in August to October, by 21.5 per cent.

Among the main service industries, growth was also fast in real estate activities and in arts, entertainment and recreation, where turnover went up by 4.3 per cent in August to October in both industries. During the examined period, the development of turnover was still weakest in transportation and storage enterprises, where the decline compared with one year ago was 0.5 per cent.


Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Updated 13.1.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. October 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.2.2019].
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