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Official Statistics of Finland

Quarterly sector accounts

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Latest release:
Households saving rate fell in the fourth quarter
15 Mar 2022
Households saving rate fell in October to December from the previous quarter. Consumption expenditure grew and disposable income decreased slightly. Households investment rate remained on level with the previous quarter. The profit share of non-financial corporations grew by 3.9 percentage points from the previous quarter. The growth in the profit share is caused by the substantial growth in operating surplus. The operating surplus grew strongly because value added grew by 6.7 per cent but compensation of employees paid remained on level with the previous quarter. The investment rate of the non-financial corporations sector was on level with the previous quarter. These data derive from Statistics Finlands quarterly sector accounts.

Description: Sector accounts are part of national accounts. Sector accounts form a large, uniform whole consisting of the non-financial and financial accounts of each institutional sector. In national accounts, non-financial accounts refer to accounts that are used to describe the value of production activities of goods and ser-vices, and the income flows generated by this activity and their progress in the economy. Financial accounts are accounts that describe the stocks of financial assets and liabilities and changes in them. Real and financial accounts are linked to each other, because the deficit or surplus formed of income and expenditure in the non-financial accounts is visible in the financial side of the accounting system as an increase/decrease in assets or liabilities. This statistic focuses on the non-financial account side of sector accounts. It describes each sector’s production, income formation, income distribution, income use and the net lending resulting from these transactions, i.e. the change in the sector's financial position. Financial accounts compile statistics on the financial accounts side of sector accounts.
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Keywords: disposable income, expenditure, government finance, income, national accounts, net lending, sector accounts, sectors, households, non-financial corporations.
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Change: Responsibility for collecting economic data on municipalities and joint municipal authorities transferred to the State Treasury
18 Jun 2021
The responsibility for collecting quarterly data on the finances of municipalities and joint municipal authorities was transferred from Statistics Finland to the State Treasury in early 2021: Quarterly local government finances published for the first time on the service.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Quarterly sector accounts [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-4992. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.4.2024].
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