Revised industrial classification TOL 2008 to be introduced in producer price indices for services in April 2009

A revised industrial classification, TOL 2008, will be introduced in Finnish statistics in 2009. General information about the transition is given on the TOL 2008 pages of the Statistics section of our website. The Classifications pages of the Metadata section of the website contain more detailed information about TOL 2008, such as its contents and classification principles.

The classification will be introduced in April 2009 in the Producer Price Index for Services describing the first quarter of 2009. Data according to TOL 2002 will remain available in the database services of the home page of the statistics for one year.

Changes in service industry sections arising from the transition to TOL 2008

Under the new industrial classification the four main industries previously published in the Producer Price Index for Services will be replaced by seven main industries.

The main industries published under the TOL 2002 classification are

  • Hotels and restaurants (TOL 2002 H)
  • Transport, storage and communication (TOL 2002 I)
  • Real estate, renting and business activities (TOL 2002 K)
  • Other community, social and personal service activities (TOL 2002 O)

The main industries published under the TOL 2008 classification are

  • Transport and storage (TOL 2008 H)
  • Accommodation and food service activities (TOL 2008 I)
  • Information and communication (TOL 2008 J)
  • Real estate activities (TOL 2008 L)
  • Professional, scientific and technical activities (TOL 2008 M)
  • Administrative and support service activities (TOL 2008 N)
  • Other service activities (TOL 2008 S).

Retrospective data starting from 2005 will be published on the development of all the above listed main industries according to the new industrial classification.

The contents of the TOL 2008 sections are different from those of the TOL 2002 sections. The exception is Accommodation and food service activities, or section I, which is practically identical to the earlier industry H.

For example, the new section Information and communication (TOL 2008 J) will include

  • sub-category Telecommunications from section Transport, storage and communication (TOL 2002 I)
  • Sub-industries Computer programming, consultancy and related activities (previously Computer and related activities) from section Real estate, renting and business activities (TOL2002 K).

TOL 2008 applied in these statistics

Plans are in place to apply the following TOL2008 classification in these statistics.

Total index (TOL 2008 H, I, J, L, M, N, S)

H Transport and storage

49 Land transport and transport via pipelines:

4941 Freight transport by road

4932 Taxi operation

50 Water transport

51 Air transport (data will not be published)

52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation:

521 Warehousing and storage

5224 Cargo handling

53 Postal and courier activities:

531 Postal activities under universal service obligation

532 Other postal and courier activities

I Accommodation and food service activities

55 Accommodation
J Information and communication

58 Publishing activities

61 Telecommunications

62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

63 Information service activities

L Real estate activities

6820 Renting and operating of own or leased real estate:

A Rents of office premises

B Rents of business premises

M Professional, scientific and technical activities

69 Legal and accounting activities:

691 Legal activities

692 Accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities; tax consultancy

70 Activities of head offices; management consultancy activities:

7022 Business and other management consultancy activities

71 Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis:

711 Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy

712 Technical testing and analysis

73 Advertising and market research:

731 Advertising

732 Market research

N Administrative and support service activities
77 Rental and leasing activities:

7732 Renting and leasing of construction and civil engineering machinery and equipment

78 Employment activities:

782 Temporary employment agency activities

80 Security and investigation activities:

8010 Private security activities

81 Services to buildings and landscape activities:

811 Combined facilities support activities

812 Cleaning activities

S Other service activities

96 Other service activities:

96011 Washing and (dry-)cleaning of textile and fur products for enterprises


Last updated 6.10.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Producer price indices for services [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3940. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 10.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pthi/pthi_2008-10-06_luo_001_en.html