4. Share of enterprises having introduced service innovations to the market has reached the share of those having launched goods innovations

Of manufacturing enterprises, 40 per cent introduced product innovations, that is, goods innovations or service innovations to the market in 2016 to 2018. In the surveyed service industries the share was 34 per cent. Calculated from all enterprises, more than every third, 37 per cent, reported product innovations.

Of the smallest enterprises surveyed nearly one third launched product innovations on the market, one-half of medium-size enterprises and 71 per cent of the largest enterprises.

Figure 2. Prevalence of goods and service innovations in total industry and services in 2016 to 2018, share of enterprises

Figure 2. Prevalence of goods and service innovations in total industry and services in 2016 to 2018, share of enterprises

The share of enterprises having introduced new or improved products to the market among enterprises in the industry was highest in the manufacture of computers, electronic and optical products (C26), where 81 per cent of enterprises reported product innovations. In service industries, the share was highest in computer programming (J62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities), where the share of product innovators was 63 per cent of enterprises.

Earlier enterprises reported more generally goods innovations than service innovations, but the share of enterprises having made service innovations has risen in the latest two Innovation Surveys at least as high as the share of enterprises reporting goods innovations. Every fourth enterprise introduced service innovations to the market in 2016 to 2018, the share of those having introduced goods innovations was 24 per cent.

The introduction of goods and service innovations to the market was almost as common in different size categories. Of the smallest size category enterprises in the survey, 20 per cent reported goods innovations and 21 per cent service innovations. Of medium-size enterprises, 33 per cent introduced goods innovations and a slightly bigger share, 36 per cent service innovations. Among the biggest enterprises the introduction of service innovations to the market was slightly more common than goods innovations. Goods innovations were reported by 52 per cent and service innovations by 55 per cent of enterprises in the biggest size category.

Further information about the generality of product innovations by industry and size category

Enterprises’ innovation activity by industry group and enterprise size category
Enterprises’ innovation activity by industry

Source: Innovation 2018, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mervi Niemi 029 551 3263, Heidi Pirkola 029 551 3246, tiede.teknologia@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko


Updated 23.4.2020

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