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Regional and industrial statistics on manufacturing

Producer: Statistics Finland
Main topic: Manufacturing
Related topics: ConstructionEnterprises
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes


These statistics describe the structures in manufacturing and changes in them by industry and area. The basic variables of the statistics are personnel data, gross and added value of production, and investments in tangible assets. Manufacturing refers to the industries of mining and quarrying, basic manufacturing or factory production activity, electricity, gas and steam, and water supply, sewerage and waste management.

Data content

The data contain information on the number of personnel, hours worked, wages and salaries, social insurance contributions, current assets, increases and decreases in tangible assets, and gross and added value of production of an establishment. In addition, the data contain classification data relating to the location and activity of the establishment. The identifying code is the establishment code.

The data cover the industries of Mining and quarrying B, Manufacturing C, Electricity, gas and steam D and Water supply, sewerage and waste management E.

Because the data describe business activity at the unit level, their use and disclosure are subject to general rules on confidentiality. The statistics compiled from the data are public; however, subject to the condition that an individual establishment cannot be identified from them.

Classifications used

Standard Industrial Classifications TOL 2002 and TOL 2008. Classification of Sectors. Legal form of the enterprise owning the establishment. Type of owner of the enterprise owning the establishment. The statistics are compiled by all regional divisions based on municipalities, such as the whole country, region, sub-regional unit, employment and economic development centre and municipality.

Data collection methods and data sources

The data are collected with a questionnaire inquiry which covers all single-establishment industrial enterprises employing at lest 20 persons. In addition the sample includes the industrial establishments of all multiple-establishment enterprises employing at least 20 persons. Included are also enterprises whose activity corresponds in scope with that of enterprises employing at least 20 persons. All enterprises employing under 20 persons are treated as single-establishment enterprises. Data for the enterprises that are not covered by the direct collection or from whom data have not been obtained are imputed using data from the Tax Administration’s corporate taxation records and the Business Register.

Data collections

Updating frequency


Time of completion or release

Preliminary data are ready in September of the year following the statistical reference year. Final data by industry are ready 15 months from the end of the statistical reference year.

Time series

Data are available on Statistics Finland’s homepages in the free-of-charge PX-Web service database for structural business statistics following the Standard Industrial Classification TOL 2008 for 2006-2008. Statistics according to the Standard Industrial Classification TOL 2002 are available for 1995-2008.


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Last updated 22.08.2014