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Appendix table 1. Enterprise openings and closures by industry

Industry Openings Q4/2018 Share of stock of enterprises, % Change Q4/2018 - Q4/2017 Closures Q3/2018 Share of stock of enterprises, % Change Q3/2018 - Q3/2017 1)
Total 7,745 2.1 1,176 3,956 1.1 ..
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 1,235 2.3 130 559 1.0 ..
G Wholesale and retail trade 931 1.6 6 713 1.3 ..
F Construction 906 1.8 110 491 1.0 ..
H Transportation and storage 568 2.5 374 281 1.3 ..
S Other service activities 540 2.1 59 306 1.2 ..
N Administrative and support service activities 515 2.6 108 220 1.1 ..
J Information and communication 488 2.9 33 188 1.1 ..
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 419 3.6 88 121 1.0 ..
C Manufacturing 417 1.6 82 235 0.9 ..
L Real estate activities 346 1.2 -33 188 0.7 ..
I Accommodation and food service activities 332 2.3 -32 237 1.6 .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 291 1.4 101 108 0.5 ..
Q Human health and social work activities 260 2.3 49 132 1.2 ..
P Education 226 3.4 59 81 1.2 ..
K Financial and insurance activities 126 2.9 -14 65 1.5 ..
E Water supply 14 0.7 -5 10 0.5 ..
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 13 1.2 5 6 0.6 ..
B Mining and quarrying 8 0.7 0 5 0.4 ..
T Activities of households as employers 0 0.0 -2 1 0.7 ..
Other industries (O, U, X) 110 4.4 58 9 0.4 ..
1) Due to a methodological change in the source data, the number of enterprise closures and the size of the stock of enterprises have not been published for the last three quarters of 2017.

Source: Enterprise openings 2018, 4th quarter; enterprise closures 2018, 3rd quarter. Statistics Finland

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Updated 25.04.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Enterprise openings and closures [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-2346. 4th quarter 2018, Appendix table 1. Enterprise openings and closures by industry . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.10.2019].
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