Fixed assets data / Sales inquiry

Description of the data collection

In the inquiry on fixed assets, information is requested from enterprises on increases and decreases of fixed assets in Finland.

Fixed assets data are asked quarterly with a separate web questionnaire in connection with the sales inquiry concerning manufacturing and services. The data are collected monthly.

From whom are data collected?

The inquiry on fixed assets covers around 1,800 most important enterprises in their respective industries. The inclusion criterion applied is the size of the enterprise’s turnover relative to the turnover of the respective industry. In addition, the most significant construction projects are included in the inquiry for a fixed period, in case they are not included in the sample based on the enterprise's turnover.

Enterprises' obligation to provide the data is based on the Statistics Act (280/2004).

What are the data used for?

The data on fixed assets are used for compiling quarterly national accounts and preliminary data on annual accounts. In addition, the data on fixed assets are used in the compilation of quarterly national accounts by institutional sector.

Data processing

The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the data as confidential and use them only for statistical purposes.

How often are data collected?