Latest news 2016
Statistics Finland's free-of-charge Paavo service provides information by Finnish postal code, for example, on where people's income is highest or lowest, where dwellings are biggest or which areas have most families with children. The data of the service have just been updated.
With the ongoing data revolution, the world calls for statistical experts. But what kinds of experts does the field of statistics need? The directors of Eurostat and OECD’s Directorate of Statistics draw a picture of their employees today, as well as envision the future statistician. (Tieto&trendit)
Statistics Finland examines how much money Finns spend on food, housing, transport, recreation and healthcare in 2016. Statistics Finland will interview over 8,000 households for the Household Budget Survey during the year.
Over 90 per cent of Statistics Finland’s data users regard the data to be reliable, independent and impartial. This appears from an inquiry made by Taloustutkimus, to which nearly 500 data users responded.
Finnish schools are challenged to take part in the international statistical poster competition. This time, Finland's national competition also marks the centenary of Finland’s independence.
Zero-hour contracts have sparked a lot of debate internationally in EU organisations and at the ILO as well. Should they be banned and enact a minimum number of working hours or not? Senior Researcher Anna Pärnänen examines the subject in her blog post based on the results of the Labour Force Survey.
Statistics Finland and the National Land Survey of Finland have developed new tools for the national geoportal Paikkatietoikkuna, for making statistical analyses on geographical information.
The search function of the stat.fi website has been developed to be more versatile. The renewed search function gives the user more exhaustive search results than before, and the user friendliness of the search function has improved.
Statistics Finland is developing the publishing of statistics on its web pages. By responding to the survey you help us improve our services. Go to the survey.
Statistics Finland and Eurostat are currently collaborating to assess the classification of certain public financial corporations and recordings of financial transactions in statistics. The open classification questions can have an effect especially on general government debt.
Statistics Finland’s newly published Finland in Figures 2016 is a compact, 50-page information package in pocket size about Finland and Finns. The booklet provides key data on the population, economy, living conditions and culture in the form of statistics and graphics. International comparison data are also included.
From 29 April 2016 onwards, Eurostat will publish preliminary flash estimates of quarterly GDP for the euro area (EA) and for the European Union (EU) at about 30 days after the end of the quarter (t+30).
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF) are a comprehensive collection of statistics describing the development and state of society. They comprise nearly 300 sets of statistics. You recognise these types of statistics from the logo of the Official Statistics of Finland that has just been updated.
Statistics Finland has published a new pocket-size book of statistics on energy. The compact information package contains fresh statistical data on the energy field in Finland in the form of tables and graphics.
How many wage and salary earners are there in Finland? And how many passenger cars or protected areas are there? The Finland in Figures web pages provide you with the main key figures concerning Finland and Finns.
The Concepts pages found in Statistics Finland’s web service have been updated. Concepts can now be found with a handy search function. The search can also be limited by topic or statistics.
Taika is a new research data catalogue, which presents unit-level data intended for research use. Data can be searched from the catalogue with a versatile search function.
The European Statistics Day is held on 20 October 2016. On the Statistics Day, Statistics Finland will publish the Hundred-year-old Finland website to which statistical data on the development of our country and the life of Finns are collected during the centenary of our independence in 2017.
Statistics Finland currently develops the releasing of statistics related to national accounts on its web pages. By responding to the survey you help us improve our service. Go to the survey
Statistics Finland and Eurostat have collaborated to assess the sector classification of certain public financial corporations and the recording of financial transactions in statistics. Now the open classification questions have been solved.
Statistics Finland hosts the sixth Global Forum on Gender Statistics in Helsinki on 24 to 26 October 2016. The conference is organised in cooperation with the United Nations Statistics Division, UNSD.
In 2014, altogether 32 per cent of employees in management positions were women and 68 per cent were men. Of all upper-level employees, 47 per cent were women and 53 per cent were men. Statistics Finland's publication Women and Men in Finland 2016 contains statistical data on the position of women and men in society and on gender equality.
Statistics Finland and Statistics Netherlands CBS have agreed on cooperation for developing big data technology to benefit statistics production.
The Ultrahack 2016 tournament will culminate in the main event arranged in Helsinki on 25 to 27 November 2016. This year, Statistics Finland participates in Ultrahack with its own challenges.
According to an interview survey made by Taloustutkimus, 85 per cent of Finns trust the statistics produced by Statistics Finland.
22 Nov 2016 Report provides new information about exports of services and products in the Nordic countries
Nordic statistical authorities the OECD have published a joint report on exports of services and products in the Nordic countries. According to the recent analysis, foreign-owned enterprises have much importance in Nordic international trade.
Statistics Finland's Senior Adviser Marja Tammilehto-Luode has received the Lars H. Backer Prize for major contribution to the development of a geospatial foundation for official statistics.
29 Nov 2016 Eino H. Laurila national income medal awarded to Kari Alho and Paula Koistinen-Jokiniemi
The Eino H. Laurila national income medal for 2016 has been awarded to Kari Alho and Paula Koistinen-Jokiniemi. The medals are granted in recognition of their active work in promoting the use of national accounts and knowledge about them.
Even a small country can jump to the top of the world. At the threshold of Finland's centenary celebrations, we collected a list of things in which Finland is one of the best in the world.
Statistics Finland took part in the Ultrahack 2016 tournament with a challenge involving statistical data. Statistics Finland selected the Open Spending team as the winner.
The release calendar data for 2017 are now available. Take a look at the calendar where you can find information on the statistics and publications that will be released next year.
In honour of Finland's centenary, Statistics Finland will arrange two competitions related to the utilisation of statistics. In the Statistics in the media competition we look for the best data utilising statistics in the media. In the competition for students at universities and universities of applied sciences we search for the best electronic implementation to illustrate statistics.
Visits to museums have increased in many countries. In Estonia, museum visits have doubled in 12 years, the number of visits in Finland has grown by nearly 30 per cent in ten years.
The Statistical Yearbook of Finland 2016 is a comprehensive volume of statistics on Finland, Finns, and Finnish society. The Yearbook reveals, for example, how much our population grew last year, how many marriages were entered into or how many times Finns moved during the year.