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Review to the industry of video game enterprises taken into account in the structural business and financial statement statistics 2018

Statistics Finland has reviewed the industrial classification of close on 300 enterprises, whose business activity is related to video games. The review is based on international statistical classifications and EU Regulations. As a result of the inquiry, the industry of around 30 enterprises was moved from the industry Computer programming, consultancy and related activities (TOL 62) to Publishing activities (TOL 58).

The change has an impact on the financial statement data in the industries of programming and publishing. The change is seen in the figures for the statistical year 2018, and they are not comparable with the previous year.

The change in the industry of video game enterprises will also be taken into consideration in other statistics published by Statistics Finland. More information about this can be found in the news release: Industrial classification of video game enterprises is reviewed - enterprises transferred from programming to publishing.

Last updated 9.10.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Structural business and financial statement statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-6233. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.4.2024].
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