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Latest publication: Quarterly sector accounts 2019, 3rd quarter

Published: 20 June 2019

Profit share of non-financial corporations sector grew in the first quarter of 2019

Households’ saving rate improved slightly in January to March from the previous quarter. The saving rate calculated from seasonally adjusted data improved, even though disposable income declined slightly because households' consumption expenditure decreased more compared with the previous quarter. Households’ investment rate remained unchanged. The profit share of the non-financial corporations sector improved compared to the previous quarter as the sector's value added grew faster than compensation of employees paid. The investment rate of non-financial corporations grew slightly from the previous quarter. These data derive from Statistics Finland’s quarterly sector accounts.

Key indicators for households and non-financial corporations, seasonally adjusted

Key indicators for households and non-financial corporations, seasonally adjusted

In January to March, households' saving rate grew by 1.2 percentage points to 1.2 per cent. The saving rate refers to the share of households’ savings of disposable income. Households’ investment rate grew slightly and stood at 12.8 per cent. Most of households' investments are investments in dwellings. Households' adjusted disposable income adjusted for price changes grew by 1.6 per cent from the corresponding quarter in 2018. Adjusted income is the indicator recommended by the OECD for evaluating the economic well-being of households. Adjusted disposable income is derived by adding individual services produced by the public sector, such as education, health and social services, to the disposable income of households.

In the first quarter of 2019, the profit share of non-financial corporations, or the share of operating surplus describing profits in value added, stood at 31.7 per cent, which is 1.7 percentage points higher than in the previous quarter. The investment rate of-financial corporations, or the proportion of investments in value added, increased by 0.3 percentage points to 26.1 per cent.

The key figures were calculated from seasonally adjusted time series. Sector accounts are calculated only at current prices. However, a volume indicator describing the development adjusted for price changes is calculated for households' adjusted disposable income in a separate Appendix table. The profit share, saving rate and investment rate are calculated from net figures, which means that consumption of fixed capital is taken into account. Households do not include non-profit institutions serving households.


Source: Sector accounts, Statistics Finland

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Updated 20.6.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Quarterly sector accounts [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-4992. 1st quarter 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.1.2020].
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