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 Statistics Finland's 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 Index of Turnover in Industry describing January 2009. The data of the statistics will also be classified by TOL 2008 in database services and compilation publications, and publishing of data by TOL 2002 will be discontinued. The previously published data by to TOL 2002 will remain available on the home page of the statistics and in the database services. The base year of the statistics will be changed in connection with the transition to the new classification, with 2005 as the new base year.
Under the revised industrial classification, data on turnover in manufacturing industries will be published by four sections, instead of the earlier three.
The TOL 2002 sections are
C Mining and quarrying
E Electricity, gas and water supply.
The TOL 2008 sections are
B Mining and quarrying
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities.
The most significant change is the new industry E Water supply; sewage, waste management and remediation activities which has no correspondent in TOL 2002. This new section will include activities not only from manufacturing but also from TOL 2002 services and construction. The coverages of the other sections correspond closely to those of the old main industries, but some of the groupings of activities at the more detailed level have been changed. Some activities have been moved from manufacturing to services (i.a. publishing and repair of certain consumer goods).
The levels of TOL 2008 by which data on turnover in industry will be published are described on the home page of the statistics. Retrospective data starting from 1995 will be published from all series by the new industrial classification.
The effects of the new industrial classification on manufacturing industries have been discussed also in the Fokus section of Industry Review 2/2008 (In Finnish only).
Last updated 26.9.2008