Statistics Finland maintains a Register of Enterprises and Establishments and a Register of Public Corporations. The Business Register provides information from the service database formed of the Register of Enterprises and Establishments. It covers all enterprises, corporations and private practitioners of trade that are liable to pay value added tax or have paid employees. The Register of Public Corporations contains all central government agencies, municipalities and joint municipal authorities.
The Business Register data include enterprises' addresses, branches of industry, size categories of personnel and turnover, start of operation and importer/exporter data. The data can be derived on both enterprise and establishment levels.
The data sources of the Business Register are several administrative records and Statistics Finland's direct inquiries to enterprises.