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Latest publication: Turnover of service industries 2022, February

Published: 14 March 2022

Turnover and output in services grew in January

According to Statistics Finland, working day adjusted turnover in service industries grew by 14.7 per cent in January 2022 from January 2021. Service output or volume, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, grew by 10.5 per cent over the same period. In December 2021, turnover reached a growth of 16.8 per cent, while volume went up by 12.0 per cent from one year back. The development was partly due to the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus one year earlier. Services are here examined exclusive of trade.

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and volume of service industries, %

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and volume of service industries, %

Service industries most hit by corona still behind January 2020

Growth in working day adjusted turnover in service industries accelerated in January 2022 to 2.8 per cent compared to January 2020 prior to the coronavirus period. At the same time, the volume of service industries grew slightly by 0.3 per cent. However, for some service industries, the development of working day adjusted turnover and volume still remained on a lower level than in January 2020.

In January 2022, turnover in accommodation and food service activities was still clearly lower than in the corresponding period of 2020. Adjusted for working days, the turnover of the industry fell by 27.4 per cent from January 2020, while volume fell correspondingly by 28.9 per cent. Turnover in arts, entertainment and recreation activities remained 18.2 per cent lower in January 2022 than in January two years ago. At the same time, working day adjusted turnover in transportation and storage fell by 4.2 per cent, while volume was still falling by 16.2 per cent.

Main service industries grew in January 2022

Turnover and volume grew in all main service industries in January 2022 from the previous year. In transportation and storage, working day adjusted turnover reached a growth of 22.0 per cent, while volume rose by 6.5 per cent. Turnover in administrative and support service activities went up by 19.5 per cent from January 2021. In the corresponding period, the volume of the industry grew by 12.6 per cent. In the industry of arts, entertainment and recreation, working day adjusted turnover strengthened by 19.4 per cent from January 2021. The working day adjusted turnover of accommodation and food service activities grew by 17.5 per cent from January 2021 while the volume of the industry rose by 16.5 per cent.

In other main service industries the development was more moderate than in the whole service industries. In January 2022, working day adjusted turnover in professional, scientific and technical activities increased by 12.1 per cent and volume by 10.5 per cent from the year before. In the industry of information and communication, working day adjusted turnover grew by 10.7 per cent in January 2022 while the volume of the industry was growing by 9.9 per cent over the same period. The working day adjusted turnover of other service activities went up by 6.9 per cent in January 2022 from a year ago. Working day adjusted turnover in real estate activities, in turn, went up by 6.6 per cent and volume by 4.9 per cent from January 2021.

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and volume of service industries, January 2022, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and volume of service industries, January 2022, % (TOL 2008)

Turnover and output fell slightly from the month before

Seasonally adjusted turnover and output, or the volume, in service industries fell slightly by 0.1 per cent in January 2022 compared with December 2021. In December 2021, turnover grew by 1.2 per cent from November. Over the same time period, the volume, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, went up by 0.7 per cent.

Change in seasonally adjusted turnover and volume from the previous month of service industries, %

Change in seasonally adjusted turnover and volume from the previous month of service industries, %

The data for the latest month are preliminary and are released at a delay of around six weeks. The data may become significantly revised particularly on more detailed industry levels in coming months. The volume of service industries is calculated by eliminating the effect of price changes from the turnover index.

The factors caused by the variation in the number of weekdays are taken into account in adjustment for working days. This means taking into consideration the lengths of months, different weekdays and holidays. In addition, seasonal variation is eliminated from seasonally adjusted series, on account of which it makes sense to compare observations of two successive months as well.


Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Aki Niskanen 029 551 2657, Katja Liukkonen 029 551 3515, Tony Valve 029 551 3453, myynti.palvelut@stat.fi

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Updated 14.3.2022

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. January 2022. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.7.2022].
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