Additional services for enterprises

Data collection service for enterprises | Exemption from the obligation to provide data | Classification service for data collections from enterprisesAutomated data collection | Web scrapingData supplier feedback | identificationDue date calendar |

Statistic Finland's data collections will also continue during the coronavirus epidemic

Read the instructions for enterprise, corporate and public sector respondents.

Data collection service for enterprises

Statistics Finland provides a service where enterprises can find out which data collections of Statistics Finland they are or have been included in. By informing enterprises in advance about future data collections, their timing and changes to them, the preparation for and responding to the data collections becomes easier. The service also improves the quality of the answers.

The service contains data collections from 2006 onwards, and new data collections are added to the service as soon as the sample for the data collection has been drawn.

Use of the service requires that the enterprise orders user IDs for this purpose. When ordering the identifiers, you will need to provide your enterprise’s business ID, name and contact details as well as the name and contact details of the contact person at your enterprise.

You can order the user IDs by email from

More information about the data collection services for enterprises is also available from the following persons:

Satu Viik +358 9 1734 2942
Hele Eloranta +358 9 1734 2748

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Exemption from the obligation to provide data

Obligation to provide data

Statistics Finland collects data directly from data providers only when the required data are not available from elsewhere. By responding data providers help produce high quality statistics to support decision-making, research and democratic social debate.

The obligation to respond to data collections is based on Sections 14 and 15 of the Finnish Statistics Act (280/2004).

Assistance with responding

When needed, data collection experts help with responding and may in some cases grant more time for responding or accept information related to the data collection. They can be contacted by telephone or email. They can also provide more information about the obligation to provide data and the exemption from it.

The contact information can be found in the accompanying letter and on the homepage of the data collection.

Exemption from the obligation to provide data

By virtue of Section 8 of the Statistics Act, data providers have the right to seek exemption from the obligation to provide data wholly or partially if the provision of data causes the respondent unreasonable inconvenience and the exemption will not essentially hamper the production of statistics or weaken the reliability and usability of statistics. Unreasonable inconvenience refers to putting the respondent in an unequal position with regard to other data providers.

An exemption from the obligation to provide data cannot be granted due to an enterprise's lack of resources or time or the difficulty caused by the provision of data or other corresponding matters. The possible exemption is always specific for a data collection and valid for a fixed term. Data providers are advised to contact Statistics Finland before filling in the form for exemption.

Exemption from the obligation to provide data can be applied for with a freeform application or with the the attached form (PDF). Please specify the enquiries you are applying the exemption from. Appendices can be added to the application.  To make sure that the form works properly, we recommend that you use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download on the Adobe website. The application is sent to Statistics Finland’s Registrar’s Office, address: Statistics Finland, Registrar's Office, FI-00022 Statistics Finland or by email to:

Classification service for data collections from enterprises

The classification service for data collections from enterprises offers enterprises a table containing the latest information on the basic classifications of all enterprises and establishments in operation and those having closed operation after 31 December 2008. The data are updated monthly. The file can be copied and saved as part of your enterprise's information systems.

You need a user ID and password to open the table. You can request them at:

Introduction of the classification service for data collections from enterprises

Automated data collection

Some data collections directed at enterprises use automated data collection, which means that enterprises can send the data directly from the enterprise's own information system with the help of a separate reporting software. More information about automated data collection can be found on the home pages of the data collections. The software needed is described in the accompanying letter of the data collection.

Web scraping

Statistics Finland scrapes data from the Internet for statistics production. Risks related to the quality of data acquired by web scraping are identified and assessed before decisions are made concerning web scraping. Using of web scraping as a data collection method is reported in connection with the publication of the statistics.

Principles of web scraping at Statistics Finland (PDF)

Web scraping of rented cottages

Data supplier feedback

Enterprises can receive feedback on the data they provide. Statistics Finland sends a statistical report as feedback with which the enterprise can compare its results with those of enterprises in its industry or area. Data can be given by municipality, region or on the level of the whole country. More information about the feedback can be found on the home pages of the data collections. identification

More about identification.

Due date calendar

With the due date calendar service, enterprises can check the due dates of the data collections pertaining to them. It is easier to answer data collections if you familiarise yourself with the data collection material in advance.

Upcoming due dates