Registered new enterprises numbered 13,954 in January to March 2023

release | Enterprise openings and closures 2023, 1st quarter

According to Statistics Finland, 13,954 new enterprises were registered during the first quarter of 2023. Compared to the corresponding period of the year before, the number of registrations went up by four per cent. Of the registered enterprises 5,237 were limited companies and 8,577 were natural persons.

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  • During the first quarter of 2023, five per cent fewer limited companies were registered than in the corresponding period of the year before.
  • Of the enterprises registered in the first quarter of 2023, a total of 8,577 were natural persons, which is nine per cent more than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
  • A natural person engages in entrepreneurial activity under his/her own name or under a registered trading name. This group includes own-account workers, sole proprietors, most agricultural and forestry entrepreneurs, as well as practitioners of trade.

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