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Co-operative society

A community engaged in economic activity to benefit its members, whose number of members and capital are varying. The members participate in the activity by exploiting the services of the community. The founders of a co-operative society must number at least one. A co-operative society is entered into the Trade Register. A co-operative bank is a co-operative society engaged in banking activity.

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus