Published: 13 February 2017
Turnover in service industries increased by 4,7 per cent year-on-year in September to November
According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 4.7 per cent in September to November from the corresponding period of the year before. Among the industries, professional, scientific and technical activities as well as administrative and support services reached a 9.1 per cent growth. Transportation and storage activities still brought up the rear with a growth of 0.7 per cent from the year before. Services are here examined exclusive of trade.
Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in services (TOL 2008)
The main industry of professional, scientific and technical activities was boosted by research and development, other professional, scientific and technical activities, and architectural and engineering activities. In research and development, the growth percentage amounted to 14 per cent, in other professional, scientific and technical activities to 13.8 per cent, and in architectural and engineering activities to 11.4 per cent. In the main industry of administrative and support service activities, growth came from employment activities (+18.9%) and security and investigation activities (+10.6%).
Real estate activities grew by 4.5 per cent from the corresponding period of the year before.
In the main industry of transportation and storage activities, the turnover of water transport slowed down to 5.6 per cent. Warehousing and support activities for transportation grew by 2.4 per cent year-on-year.
Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland
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Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. November 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.2.2017].
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