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Published: 13 September 2016

Turnover in service industries increased by 4.4 per cent year-on-year in April to June

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 4.4 per cent in April to June from the corresponding time period of the year before. One year previously, turnover went up by 2.8 per cent over the same period. Turnover grew in all main service industries from one year ago. The biggest growth was still recorded in administrative and support service activities, 10.3 per cent. Services are here examined exclusive of trade.

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in services  (TOL 2008)

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in services  (TOL 2008)

Among the sub-industries of administrative and support service activities, growth was fastest in employment activities (+20.7%), security and investigation activities (+17.5%), and renting and leasing activities (+14.8%).

Of the main industries, development was also favourable in professional, scientific and technical activities as turnover grew by 9.4 per cent from the corresponding period one year ago. Of the sub-industries, research and development (+18.4%), and other professional, scientific and technical activities (+11.4%) showed the most positive development. Advertising and market research grew by 5.9 per cent, while one year earlier growth only mounted to 0.6 per cent.

Growth was slowest in the main industries of transportation and storage and information and communication activities, 1.2 per cent. Among the sub-industries of information and communication activities, highest growth came from information services activities, 9.4 per cent. Transportation and storage activities were boosted most by warehousing and support activities for transportation (+3.3%).

Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Updated 13.9.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. June 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.2.2024].
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