News 22 Jun 2020

Corona situation report of 18 June 2020: Experimental statistics describe the effects of the exceptional situation

In this situation report we collect recent statistical data describing the corona situation and the release times of upcoming statistics. Due to the corona situation we have accelerated the production of data describing the exceptional circumstances. We publish statistics deviating from ordinary statistics production once a week for the time being and compile data on them into this news item.  

Selections of statistics and articles describing the corona situation

18 June 2020 According to the experimental early estimate, growth in output slowed down in May (in Finnish)
18 June 2020 Rapid preliminary statistics on the number of deaths per week until week 23 by sex, age and region can be found in the experimental statistics database  
18 June 2020 Instant preliminary data on number of bankruptcies: A total of 33 bankruptcies in week 24
18 June 2020 The financial position of general government weakened by EUR 0.3 billion
18 June 2020 According to the sector accounts, households' saving rate grew and non-financial corporations’ profit share fell in the first quarter of 2020
17 June 2020 Sampo Pehkonen's blog: Earned income collapsed in the private sector in May 2020 (in Finnish)
17 June 2020 The volume of goods transported by lorries remained unchanged in the first quarter of 2020
17 June 2020 The number of bankruptcies grew by 5.5 per cent in January to June 2020 from the previous year (in Finnish)
16 June 2020 The output of the national economy fell in April  
16 June 2020 According to the statistics on road traffic accidents, road traffic claimed 13 lives in May  
15 June 2020 The price index of public expenditure rose in local government finances and in central government in the first quarter (in Finnish)
15 June 2020 According to the Consumer Price Index, inflation was -0.2 per cent in May.
15 June 2020 Turnover in industry decreased by 10.4 per cent in April
15 June 2020 Building costs rose by 0.3 per cent in May from one year ago according to the building cost index
15 June 2020 Turnover and output in services fell in April
15 June 2020 Turnover and sales volume in trade fell in April

Coming this week:

22 June 2020 Balance of payments and international investment position 2020, 1st quarter  
22 June 2020 International trade in goods and services 2020, 1st quarter  
23 June Kaija Ruotsalainen's blog on commuter traffic between Nordic countries
23 June 2020 Cost index of civil engineering 2020, May  
23 June 2020 Building and dwelling production 2020, April  
24 June 2020 Labour force survey 2020, May  
24 June 2020 Producer price indices 2020, May  
25 June 2020 Enterprises’ investment data for the first quarter
25 June 2020 Accommodation statistics 2020, May, preliminary
25 June 2020 Turnover of trade 2020, May, preliminary data
25 June 2020 Air traffic 2020, May  
26 June 2020 Financial accounts 2020, 1st quarter  
26 June 2020 General government debt by quarter 2020, 1st quarter.
26 June 2020 General government financial accounts 2020, 1st quarter.
The corona situation report published weekly during the spring months will pause after the exceptional circumstances have ended. Decisions on the future publication of the situation report will be made at the beginning of August. Statistics Finland's statistics describing the corona situation are also collected on the corona pages of its websites in summer. Eurostat also updates the Covid-19 page where you can find much information and data describing the situation on the EU level.  

Statistics Finland’s all statistics and services can be found on the pages. The Information Services help in finding statistical information by telephone at +358 29 551 2220 or by email at You can also inquire about statistics with the Ask about statistics form.

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Further information:
Ville Vertanen, Deputy Director General (Partnerships and Ecosystem Relations), tel. +358 29 551 3343.
Hannele Orjala, Director of Information Services (Communication and Information Services), tel. +358 29 551 3582