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Latest publication: Turnover of service industries 2018, November

Published: 14 November 2016

Turnover in service industries increased by 3.4 per cent year-on-year in June to August

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 3.4 per cent in June to August from the corresponding time period of the year before. In that period, growth had also reached 3.4 per cent. Once again, administrative and support service activities (+9%) lead the pack. Professional, scientific and technical activities increased by 8.6 per cent. In information and communication activities, however, growth only amounted to 0.2 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 the main industry of administrative and support service activities, growth came from employment activities (+18.1%) and security and investigation activities (+15.9%). Renting and leasing activities also developed favourably (+12.3%). In the main industry of professional, scientific and technical activities, research and development showed the strongest growth (+14.8 %).

Growth was also favourable in other service activities (+5%), where especially repair of computers and personal and household goods (+8.5%) generated growth.

The main industry of transportation and storage activities (-0.8%) decreased most as a result of the 9.6 per cent drop in water transport. The growth in the main industry of information and communication activities, was upheld by information services activities (+7.7%).


Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. August 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.2.2019].
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