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Published: 13 November 2009

Turnover of construction enterprises contracted by more than 16 per cent in the June to August period

The turnover of construction enterprises fell by 16.4 per cent in the June to August period of 2009, when compared with the corresponding three month period of the year before. Over the same period, the turnover of construction of buildings fell by 20.6 per cent, that of specialised construction activities by 15.4 per cent and that of civil engineering by 7.5 per cent.

In August 2009, construction enterprises' turnover contracted by 20.7 per cent from the previous year. The contraction was largest in the activities of construction of buildings where turnover fell by 24.3 per cent in August, in specialised construction activities the decrease from the corresponding time period of the year before amounted to 20.5 per cent and in civil engineering to 11.7 per cent. These data derive from the preliminary index of turnover of construction compiled by Statistics Finland.

The sales volume of construction enterprises fell by 14.7 per cent year-on-year in the June to August period. The sales volume of building construction enterprises fell by 19.1 per cent, that of specialised construction activities by 14 per cent and that of civil engineering by 3.9 per cent.

In August 2009, the sales volume of construction enterprises diminished by 18.1 per cent from August 2008. The sales volume of building construction enterprises fell in August by 21.8 per cent, that of civil engineering enterprises by 7.4 per cent, and that of specialised construction activities by 17.8 per cent.

The volume index of enterprises' sales is calculated by removing the effect of price changes from the turnover index series. In August 2009, the costs of building construction fell by 2.1 per cent and those of civil engineering by 4.7 per cent from August 2008.

Year-on-year change in turnover in the 6-8/2009 and 6-8/2008 time periods, % (TOL 2008)

Source: Index of turnover of construction, August 2009. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Rakentamisen liikevaihtokuvaaja [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-5919. elokuu 2009. Helsinki: Tilastokeskus [referred: 18.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rlv/2009/08/rlv_2009_08_2009-11-13_tie_001_en.html