Published: 24 October 2014

Enterprise openings and closures in 2013 were most numerous in trade

According to Statistics Finland, the number of enterprise openings and closures in 2013 were most numerous in trade. Regionally enterprise openings and closures were most numerous in Uusimaa. The stock of enterprises grew the most in professional, scientific and technical activities, and decreased the most in transportation and storage.

Enterprises openings and closures by infustry

Enterprises openings and closures by infustry

Enterprise openings and closures in 2013

According to Statistics Finland, there were 30,207 enterprise openings in 2013. Enterprise openings accounted for 8.5 per cent of the total stock of enterprises in 2013. The number of enterprise openings was highest in trade, where it totalled 5,024, or 16.6 per cent of all enterprise openings in 2013.

There were 27,542 enterprise closures in 2013. Enterprise closures accounted for 7.8 per cent of the total stock of enterprises. The number of enterprise closures was highest in trade, where it totalled 5,230, or 19.0 per cent of all enterprise closures in 2013.

Examined by region, the highest numbers of both enterprise openings (11,080) and closures (9,368) were recorded in Uusimaa in 2013.

Examined by sub-regional unit, the highest numbers of both enterprise openings and closures in 2013 were recorded in the sub-regional unit of Helsinki (10,454 and 8,804, respectively). Relative to the enterprise stock, the number of enterprise openings was highest in the sub-regional unit of Jyväskylä (9.8%) and that of closures was highest in the sub-regional unit of Etelä-Pirkanmaa (8.9%).

Examined by municipality, the highest numbers of both enterprise openings (5,632) and closures (4,715) were recorded in Helsinki in 2013.

Examined by legal form, during 2013 enterprise openings of the form of natural person numbered 15,109 and those of the form of limited company 12,290. Enterprise closures of the form of natural person numbered 14,416 and those of the form of limited company 9,592.

These numbers include changes in enterprises resulting from incorporations and mergers, for example.


Source: Business Register: Enterprise openings and closures 2013. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marketta Kaskirinne-Salo 029 551 3542, Jaakko Salmela 029 551 3454, yritys.rekisteri@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 24.10.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Enterprise openings and closures [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-2346. 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aly/2013/aly_2013_2014-10-24_tie_001_en.html