Inquiry on materials and supplies of manufacturing production

Description of the data collection

The inquiry on materials and supplies of manufacturing production collects information on the materials and supplies used by enterprises in manufacturing production (raw materials, semi-finished products, additives and supplies) by heading.

From whom are data collected?

The inquiry concerns mainly manufacturing enterprises with at least 20 employees. The data are primarily inquired from enterprises or their establishments. Significant (sufficiently large) manufacturing establishments of non-manufacturing enterprises are included in the inquiry. The data supply obligation of enterprises is based on the Finnish Statistics Act (280/2004, amended 361/2013).

Data processing

The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the data as confidential and use them only for statistical purposes.

What are the data used for?

The data of the inquiry are also principally used in national accounts calculations and compilation of other economic statistics.

The data from the data collection are used in the following statistics:


Data on materials and supplies used for production are inquired for uneven years starting from the statistical reference year 2013. Data are collected from the majority of enterprises differentiated from the inquiry on manufacturing commodities.

How often are data collected?

Other regular