Base year of the statistics on turnover in service industries changes

Starting from data concerning January 2013, the base year 2010=100 will be introduced in the statistics on turnover in service industries. Data will be released for the first time with the new base year on 15 April 2013.

The indices are re-calculated from the beginning of 2010 in connection with the change of the base year. In this context, the data may have become revised and the latest changes in the classification data are taken into consideration. The effects are of qualitative nature and are visible as revisions to data in some of the published industries. However, the changes are not significant and have no effect on the interpretation of the time series or the image of economic trends. In future, database tables published with the old base year (2005=100) will no longer be updated.

At the same time, a change percentage calculated from the original indices will be adopted in the releases instead of working day adjusted indices. Working day adjusted index series will, however, still be published in the database table.


Last updated 5.4.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.8.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/plv/plv_2013-04-05_uut_001_en.html