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Latest publication: Enterprise openings and closures 2019, 2nd quarter

Published: 29 April 2010

Number of enterprise openings up on the previous year – number of closures down

The number of enterprise openings increased by 1.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. Examined by industry, the number of enterprise openings was highest in trade, and by region relative to the enterprise stock in the Region of Uusimaa. The number of enterprise closures fell by 6.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2009 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. Examined by industry the number of enterprise closures was highest in trade and by region relative to the enterprise stock in the Region of Uusimaa and Kymenlaakso.

Enterprise openings, 4th quarter, 2005-2009

Enterprise openings, 4th quarter, 2005-2009

Enterprise openings, 4th quarter of 2009

According to Statistics Finland, there were 6,728 enterprise openings in the fourth quarter of 2009. Enterprise openings increased by 1.2 per cent from the corresponding quarter of 2008 when they numbered 6,651. Enterprise openings accounted for 2.1 per cent of the total stock of enterprises in the fourth quarter of 2009.

The number of enterprise openings was highest in trade, where they numbered 1,210, or 18.0 per cent of all enterprise openings in the fourth quarter. In professional, scientific and technical activities enterprise openings numbered 1,122 (16.7 %) and in construction 974 (14.5 %).

Examined by region and relative to the enterprise stock, the number of enterprise openings was highest in the Region of Uusimaa, where they totalled 2,514, or 2.7 per cent of the total enterprise stock.

Examined by municipality, the highest numbers of enterprise openings were recorded in the fourth quarter of 2009 in Helsinki (1,338), Espoo (372), Vantaa (296), Tampere (293) and Turku (255). Compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, enterprise openings increased most in Helsinki (151) and decreased most in Kouvola (-25).

Enterprise closures, 3rd quarter of 2009

According to Statistics Finland, there were 5,162 enterprise closures in the third quarter of 2009. Compared to the third quarter of the year before, enterprise closures decreased by 6.1 per cent, whereas in the third quarter of 2008 they numbered 5,496. Enterprise closures accounted for 1.6 per cent of the total stock of enterprises in the July - September period of 2009.

The number of closures was highest in trade, where it totalled 1,078, representing 20.9 per cent of all enterprise closures. In construction enterprise closures numbered 828 (16.0 %) and in professional, scientific and technical activities 678 (13.1 %).

Examined by region, in the third quarter of 2009 the number of enterprise closures was highest in the Region of Uusimaa, where they totalled 1,781. Relative to the enterprise stock, the number of enterprise closures was highest in the Region of Uusimaa and Kymenlaakso (1.9 %).

Examined by municipality, the highest numbers of enterprise closures were recorded in the third quarter of 2009 in Helsinki (911), Espoo (250), Tampere (226), Turku (194) and Vantaa (186). Compared to the third quarter of 2008, enterprise closures increased most in Turku (40) and decreased most in Helsinki (-69).

Enterprise closures, 3rd quarter, 2005-2009

Enterprise closures, 3rd quarter, 2005-2009

Source: Business Register: Enterprise openings and closures. Enterprise openings, 2009 4th quarter; enterprise closures, 2009 3rd quarter. Statistics Finland

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Updated 29.04.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Enterprise openings and closures [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-2346. 4th quarter 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.11.2019].
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