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Published: 13 July 2016

In February to April, turnover in employment activities grew by over 20 per cent year-on-year

According to Statistics Finland, turnover in service industries grew by 4.1 per cent in February to April from the corresponding time period of the year before. One year previously, turnover went up by 4.3 per cent over the same period. Services are here examined exclusive of trade. All main service industries and almost all service sub-industries grew from one year ago. The biggest growth was seen in employment activities, where turnover grew by 20.3 per cent from one year earlier.

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

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

In addition to employment activities, information services activities (+19.6%) and security and investigation activities (+19.0%) were the biggest growth industries among the service sub-industries in February to April. Development was weakest in publishing activities (-2.8%), water transport (-2.3%), software and consulting (-0.7%), and motion picture, video and television programme production (-0.4%), in all of which turnover decreased from one year ago.

Among the main service industries, development was most favourable in administrative and support service activities, where turnover increased by 10.2 per cent from one year ago. Professional, scientific and technical activities also grew by 9.0 per cent.

Of the main services industries, transportation and storage still developed weakest, as turnover remained almost on level with one year ago and growth only amounted to 0.2 per cent. Transportation and storage has the biggest weight among service industries, measured by turnover the share is 28 per cent. Within the industry, turnover grew only in land and rail transport (+1.8%) and warehousing and support activities for transportation (+2.3%).

Source: Turnover of service industries, Statistics Finland

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Updated 13.7.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of service industries [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0998. April 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.7.2024].
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