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Published: 13 November 2014

Turnover in service industries grew by 3.5 per cent year-on-year in June to August

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 3.5 per cent in June to August from the corresponding time period of the year before. In the same period one year earlier, turnover rose by 0.2 per cent year-on-year. Services are here examined exclusive of trade.

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in services  (TOL 2008)

Three months' year-on-year change in turnover in services  (TOL 2008)

During the review period, turnover in the main service industries still grew fastest in information and communication, where growth compared to the corresponding period of the previous year amounted to 10.6 per cent. Of the sub-industries of information and communication, computer programming, consultancy and related activities increased fastest, by 22.6 per cent from one year before. Among the sub-industries, information service activities have been growing strongly in June to August, up by 14.6 per cent.

Among the main service industries, growth was also fast in real estate activities, where turnover rose by 5.7 per cent from June to August 2013. Enterprises in the industry of arts, entertainment and recreation went up by 5.0 per cent. Administrative and support service activities increased by 3.4 per cent from the previous year's June to August period.

The development of turnover was still weakest in transportation and storage enterprises, where the decline from the corresponding period in 2013 amounted to 0.6 per cent.

Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Updated 13.11.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. August 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.3.2024].
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