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Latest publication: Index of turnover in industry 2022, February

Published: 15 February 2022

Turnover in industry grew by 34.0 per cent in December

According to Statistics Finland, working day adjusted turnover in industry (TOL BCD) increased in December by 34.0 per cent year-on-year. Turnover grew in all main industries. Among the main industries, turnover grew strongest in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, by 96.8 per cent from one year back. The growth in the industry was in part affected by risen prices of electricity. Seasonally adjusted turnover in industry (TOL BCD) grew in December by 5.4 per cent compared with November.

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover in manufacturing (BCD), % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover in manufacturing (BCD), % (TOL 2008)

Working day adjusted turnover in the chemical industry increased by 38.4 per cent and turnover in the forest industry by 35.7 per cent in December compared with the year before. Turnover in the metal industry was 26.2 per cent higher and in the textile, clothing and leather industry 20.2 per cent higher than one year before. In the electronic and electrical industry, the growth amounted to 13.2 per cent. In mining and quarrying, turnover grew by 12.6 per cent and in the food industry by 4.9 per cent from the previous year.

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover in manufacturing by industry, December 2021, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover in manufacturing by industry, December 2021, % (TOL 2008)

Export turnover and domestic turnover growing in December in all main industries

In December, growth in export turnover was strongest in the chemical industry, 43.6 per cent, and in the forest industry, 34.8 per cent, year-on-year. The textile, clothing and leather industry went up by 33.0 per cent. Export turnover in mining and quarrying was 28.8 per cent higher and export turnover in the metal industry 24.9 per cent higher than one year earlier. Export turnover grew by 16.3 per cent in the food industry and by 11.1 per cent in the electronic and electrical industry.

Annual change in working day adjusted export turnover and domestic turnover in manufacturing by industry, December 2021, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in working day adjusted export turnover and domestic turnover in manufacturing by industry, December 2021, % (TOL 2008)
In December, domestic turnover increased most in the forest industry, by 35.9 per cent from one year earlier. Domestic turnover in the electronic and electrical industry grew by 30.1 per cent and in the metal industry by 29.1 per cent. The chemical industry went up by 28.4 per cent. The domestic turnover of the textile, clothing and leather industry increased by 14.2 per cent and that of mining and quarrying by 6.7 per cent compared to one year before. The food industry went up by 3.5 per cent.

Trend series of turnover, export turnover and domestic turnover in manufacturing (BC), 1/2007 to 12/2021, % (TOL 2008)

Trend series of turnover, export turnover and domestic turnover in manufacturing (BC), 1/2007 to 12/2021, % (TOL 2008)

The index of turnover in industry describes enterprises whose main industry is manufacturing. The calculation of the indices is based on the Tax Administration’s self-assessed tax data which are supplemented with data obtained with Statistics Finland’s sales inquiry. The monthly turnovers of manufacturing enterprises can vary considerably, especially in the metal industries. The variation is mainly due to invoicing practices. The final invoice for major machinery deliveries and projects may be recorded in the sales of one month, even if the delivery had required the work of several months or years.

The factors caused by the variation in the number of weekdays are taken into account in adjustment for working days. This means taking into consideration the lengths of months, different weekdays and holidays. In addition, seasonal variation is eliminated from seasonally adjusted series, on account of which it makes sense to compare observations of two successive months as well.

The data for the latest month are preliminary and are released at a delay of around six weeks. The data may become significantly revised particularly on more detailed industry levels in coming months. Revisions to the data may be particularly significant on the more accurate industry levels of export turnover and domestic turnover.

Industries of enterprises have been revised in the data released in February

Starting from statistical release published in February 2022 the latest industries defined by the Business Register have been taken into use in the turnover and wage and salary indices. The industry corrections are visible as revised data in some of the published industries for the years 2020-2021. The effects of the changes are taken into consideration in statistics production so that no breaks occur in the time series of the published index series. The interpretation of the statistics also remains unchanged in the renewal. Revisions to annual changes in industries are presented under Revisions in these statistics .


Source: Index of turnover in industry 2021, December, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jussi Haavisto 029 551 3341, Heli Suonio 029 551 2481, myynti.teollisuus@stat.fi

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Updated 15.2.2022

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of turnover in industry [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-596X. December 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 7.8.2022].
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