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Published: 12 December 2008

Turnover of construction enterprises grew by over 17 per cent in the July to September period

The turnover of construction enterprises grew by 17.3 per cent in the July to September period of 2008 when compared with the corresponding three-month period of the year before. In September 2008, construction enterprises' turnover grew by 17.8 per cent from the previous September. These data derive from the preliminary index of turnover of construction compiled by Statistics Finland.

In the July to September period the turnover of building construction enterprises grew by 17.9 per cent and that of civil engineering construction enterprises by 15.9 per cent from the corresponding period of the year before.

The sales volume of construction enterprises grew by 11.4 per cent in the July to September period when compared with the corresponding period of the year before. The sales volume of building construction enterprises in the corresponding period grew by 13.1 per cent and that of civil engineering construction enterprises by 5.9 per cent. In September 2008 the sales volume of construction enterprises grew by 11.5 per cent from September 2007. The sales volume of building construction enterprises grew by 11.4 per cent in September and that of civil engineering construction enterprises by 12.2 per cent when compared with September 2007.

The volume index of enterprises' sales is calculated by removing the effect of price changes from the turnover index series. Building costs rose by 3.5 per cent from September 2007 to September 2008.

Trends in turnover of construction enterprises

Starting from data concerning January 2009, the revised TOL 2008 standard classification of industries and base year 2005=100 will be introduced in these statistics. A news item about the adoption of TOL 2008 in statistics describing turnover in construction is posted on the home page of the statistics.

Source: Index of turnover of construction, September 2008. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 12.12.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Rakentamisen liikevaihtokuvaaja [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-5919. syyskuu 2008. Helsinki: Tilastokeskus [referred: 18.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rlv/2008/09/rlv_2008_09_2008-12-12_tie_001_en.html