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Latest publication: Turnover of service industries 2019, February

Published: 13 May 2015

Turnover in service industries grew by 5.0 per cent year-on-year in December to February

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 5.0 per cent in December to February from the corresponding time period of the year before. One year previously, turnover grew by 1.8 per cent. 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 December to February, turnover grew in all main service industries from one year ago. 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 12.5 per cent. Of the sub-industries of information and communication activities, growth has been fastest in software, consultancy and related activities that grew by 23.0 per cent year-on-year. Of the sub-industries, information services activities have also grown strongly in December to February, by 15.7 per cent.

Turnover in service industries also grew rapidly in the main industry of arts, entertainment and recreation, where turnover went up by 9.5 per cent year-on-year. In the industries of professional, scientific and technical activities, and accommodation and food service activities, turnover grew by close on five per cent in both from one year ago.

Turnover development was still weakest in transportation and storage enterprises, where the growth from one year ago was only 0.3 per cent. In the sub-industries of transportation and storage, most turnover was generated in water transport where the year-on-year growth amounted to 3.3 per cent. Land and rail transport grew by 0.5 per cent and warehousing and support activities for transportation, in turn, declined by 1.0 per cent from last year.


Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Updated 13.5.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. February 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.4.2019].
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