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Historical time series of quarterly national accounts

Two historical time series tables have been added to the Quarterly national accounts database tables.

The first of these tables, "Historical series: Quarterly national accounts 1975-1990", contains the time series for quarterly national accounts from 1975 to 1990 published on 8 December 2006. These time series were compiled according to the ESA1995 definitions, using the Standard Industrial Classification TOL2002 (NACE2002).

The second of the tables, "Historical series: Quarterly national accounts 1960-1990", contains a smaller number of time series starting from 1960. These time series were formed by combining together data found in the archived National Accounts publications. Time series of different length were chained into uniform time series so that comparability between different quarters would remain as good as possible.

In the 1960 to 1990 time series, the data for the 1960s and 1970s were at the time compiled with methods and classifications that differ in many respects from those used today. For this reason, comparability with the present QNA data is not as good as in the 1975 to 1990 historical series. The combination work for the 1960 to 1990 time series was made by Ilari Ahola (M.Soc.Sc.) The methodological description on these time series written by him can be found on the Quarterly national accounts website at:


Last updated 4.2.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Quarterly national accounts [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-9765. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.10.2023].
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