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Latest publication: Turnover of service industries 2019, April

Published: 14 September 2015

Turnover in service industries grew by 3.3 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 3.3 per cent in April to June from the corresponding time period of the year before. One year previously, turnover in service industries grew by 1.9 per cent over 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 the second quarter, turnover in service industries still grew fastest in the main industry of information and communication, where growth amounted to 8.5 per cent year-on-year. Of the sub-industries of information and communication activities, growth has been fastest in software, consultancy and related activities that grew by 16.0 per cent from one year ago. Turnover growth was also strong in information service activities, 13.4 per cent.

Turnover of enterprises in the industry of arts, entertainment and recreation went up by 7.1 per cent in the second quarter. At the same time, growth in professional, scientific and technical activities amounted to 5.6 per cent, which was in particular affected by favourable turnover development in legal and accounting activities and in architectural and engineering activities.

Among main service industries turnover decreased only in transportation and storage, in April to June. When examining turnover development more closely it can be noted that the development differs by sub-industry. Turnover in road and railway traffic declined by 0.5 per cent and that of warehousing and support activities for transportation by 0.9 per cent, while turnover in water traffic increased by 5.1 per cent year-on-year.


Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Updated 14.9.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. June 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.6.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/plv/2015/06/plv_2015_06_2015-09-14_tie_001_en.html