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Published: 24 September 2015

Gaming industry was a growth sector in 2014

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the combined turnover of the enterprise sector was EUR 382.7 billion in 2014. Enterprises’ turnover dropped by EUR 9.8 billion from 2013. The turnover of manufacturing contracted by EUR 5.5 billion and that of trade by EUR 6.4 billion. The turnover of construction grew by EUR 0.4 billion. In the services sector, EUR 1.8 billion more turnover was generated than in the year before, mainly due to the strong growth of the gaming industry.

Enterprises’ turnover in 2014*

Enterprises’ turnover in 2014*
* preliminary data

Despite the fall in turnover, manufacturing was able to increase its operating result from the previous year by cutting expenses. The operating result generated from trade was slightly lower than in 2013, because the general operating expenses could not be adjusted to the fall in the sales margin.

In the services sector, the growth in turnover came from the industry of Information and communication activities, where turnover grew to EUR 17.8 billion, or by EUR 1.3 billion. The industry's operating result improved by EUR 0.4 billion. The growth was almost entirely due to the gaming industry.

Enterprises’ operating profit by industry in 2013–2014*

Enterprises’ operating profit by industry in 2013–2014*
* preliminary data

Preliminary data on structural business and financial statement statistics cover the industries of mining and quarrying, construction, trade and services. The combined data of all enterprises are not published in the preliminary statistics, because the units of primary production are missing from the preliminary data.

The number of enterprises was falling in several industries, particularly in Manufacturing (industry C), Trade (G) and Construction (F). However, the number of enterprises increased in a few service industries.

The number of personnel employed by enterprises went down in nearly all industries. Differing from most other industries, the number of personnel in the industry of Human health and social work activities grew by around 1.8 per cent from the year before.

The data are based on the Tax Administration's business taxation data. The data are supplemented with Statistics Finland's own inquiries.

Source: Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Pirkko Nurmela 029 551 3519, Jaakko Salmela 029 551 3454,

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 24.9.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Structural business and financial statement statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-6233. 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.3.2024].
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