Published: 15 July 2010
The turnover of construction enterprises fell by 2.0 per cent in the February to April period when compared with the corresponding three-month period of the year before. The development in the turnover improved from the turn of the year, for in the preceding three-month period turnover diminished by nearly 11 per cent. In the latest examination period, turnover increased by 1.0 per cent in building construction, but contracted by 18.8 per cent in civil engineering and by 0.3 per cent in specialised construction from the February to April period of the previous year.
Year-on-year change in turnover in the 2—4/2010 and 2—4/2009 time periods, % (TOL 2008)
The sales volume of construction enterprises grew by 7.4 per cent year-on-year in the February to April period. Over the same period, the sales volume of building construction enterprises grew by 11.9 per cent, that of civil engineering contracted by 20.9 per cent and that of specialised construction activities rose by 10.6 per cent.
The volume index of enterprises’ sales is calculated by removing the effect of price changes from the turnover index series.
Starting from data on January 2010, the turnover indices will be compiled from data on the periodic tax returns allowed in the Tax Administration's tax account reform. According to our analysis the impact on these statistics from the implemented tax account reform will remain quite minor. However, slightly less data than before will be available for January 2010, which may mean that the January time series of the turnover indices become slightly revised in future releases. Further information about the impacts of the changes in the data on the turnover indices can be found under Revisions in these statistics . Information about the tax account reform is also available on the Tax Administration's website at: www.vero.fi .
Source: Index of turnover of construction, Statistics Finland
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