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Natural person

A natural person engages in entrepreneurial activity under his/her own name or under a registered trading name.
This group includes own-account workers, sole proprietors, most agricultural and forestry entrepreneurs, as well as practitioners of trade.



Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

A sole proprietor engages in entrepreneurial activity under his/her own name or under a registered trading name. Self-employed persons, most own-account workers in agriculture and practitioners of a trade belong to this group.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1900 - 30 May 2021

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

Related concepts

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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