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Latest publication: Turnover of service industries 2019, September

Published: 13 February 2019

Turnover in service industries increased by 4.8 per cent year-on-year in September to November

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 4.8 per cent in September to November from the corresponding period of the year before. Professional, scientific and technical activities (+6.7%) and information and communication (+6.5%) developed strongest. Administrative and support service activities (+5.2%) and real estate activities (+4.9%) also developed faster than the average growth for service industries. Services are here examined exclusive of trade.

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in services  (TOL 2008)

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in services  (TOL 2008)

In professional, scientific and technical activities, turnover increased strongest by a 17.9 per cent rise in scientific research and development from the corresponding period of the previous year. The turnover of architectural and engineering activities rose at the same time by 7.0 per cent and legal and accounting activities by 6.8 per cent.

In the industry of information and communication activities, the growth in turnover was sustained by information services activities, up by 20.5 per cent. Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities (+10.6%) and computer programming, consultancy and related activities (+8.2%) also produced growth for the field. In contrast, programming and broadcasting activities (-7.1%) slowed down further the development of the industry.

The industry of administrative and support service activities was particularly boosted by office administrative, office support and other business support activities (+7.4%), employment activities (+6.8%) and renting and leasing activities (+6.2%).

The biggest service industry by turnover, transportation and storage, increased its turnover by 3.6 per cent from one year back. Of its sub-industries, land and rail transport rose by 4.5 per cent. Growth in water transport was also good (+3.9%).


Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Updated 13.2.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. November 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.11.2019].
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