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Latest publication: Turnover of service industries 2018, August

Published: 14 September 2018

Turnover in service industries increased by 5.7 per cent year-on-year in April to June

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 5.7 per cent in April to June from the corresponding period of the year before. All service industries grew from the corresponding period last year. Administrative and support service activities (+9.3%) and professional, scientific and technical activities (+7.6%) developed most rapidly. Real estate activities (+7.0%) also grew strongly from the year before. Turnover rose most moderately in the industry of information and communication (+2.4%). 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)

Administrative and support service activities were boosted most by employment activities (+13.5%) and renting and leasing activities (+12.2%). Travel agency and tour operator activities, as well as services to buildings and landscape activities both grew by 7.6 per cent from the corresponding period one year ago.

The sub-industries of professional, scientific and technical activities all grew at a good pace. Turnover grew most rapidly in legal and accounting activities as well as in management consulting services (+9.6%). Other professional, scientific and technical activities (+9.3%) also generated growth for the branch.

Transportation and storage activities increased by 5.6 per cent year-on-year. Of its sub-industries, land and rail transport rose by 6.3 per cent. Water transport slowed the development of the turnover of the branch down with a 1.1 per cent drop.

The main industry of information and communication developed more slowly than other service industries. The industry’s turnover was boosted by information service activities with its 10.9 per cent rise, while the development was dampened by programming and broadcasting activities (-5.9%) and motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities (-2.6%).


Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Updated 14.9.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. June 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.11.2018].
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