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General information about the data collection

The quarterly inquiry on foreign trade in services and international flows of goods collects data from enterprises needed for the statistics on international trade in services. The data are collected by country in accordance with the service items defined in a Regulation of the European Council. The data will also be used in the compiling of balance of payments and national accounts.

Legislation

The data collection is based on a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council as well as a Commission Regulation. Enterprises' data supply obligation is based on the Finnish Statistics Act.

  • Regulation (EC) No 184/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Regulation (EU) N:o 555/2012
  • Statistics Act (280/2004) (Finlex)

Classifications

The service classification is based on the classification EBOPS 2010 of the manual on the statistics on international trade in services.