Official Statistics of Finland

Enterprise openings and closures

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Number of enterprise openings and closures increased in 2020 from one year ago
28 Oct 2021
According to Statistics Finland, there were 39,700 enterprise openings in 2020. In turn, the number of enterprise closures was 25,300. There were three per cent more enterprise openings and 21 per cent more enterprise closures than in 2019.

Description: These statistics are derived from data in Statistics Finland’s Business Register. They cover those enterprises engaged in business activity that are liable to pay value-added tax or act as employers. Excluded are foundations, housing companies, voluntary associations, public authorities and religious communities. The statistics cover enterprises of the state but not those of municipalities.
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Change: Revision of legal form (25 July 2019)
25 Oct 2019
The classification of enterprises by legal form has been revised in the statistics on enterprise openings and closures.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Enterprise openings and closures [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-2346. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.12.2021].
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