Latest news 2018
Statistics Finland wishes you a wonderful holiday season and success for the year 2019! Season's Greetings from Statistics Finland
Around one quarter of self-employed persons said in 2017 that they were planning to hire one or more employees in the next 12 months or so. Even more self-employed persons planned to use subcontractors. Statistics Finland’s report Self-employed persons in Finland 2017 comprehensively studies the situation of different self-employed persons.
In absolute numbers, most books are produced in China, around half a million titles in 2016. The United States produced 339,000 titles in 2015.
We are revising the release of annual national accounts data. We will advance the release from July to June, when we will produce data concerning the previous year with a renewed data content.
The newly published Statistical Yearbook of Finland 2018 describes the development of the state of Finland and changes in the lives of Finns. The statistics in the Yearbook reveal, for example, what the year 2017 was like in Finland compared to 2010.
The release calendar data for 2019 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.
23 Nov 2018 Databases and data collection services closed for maintenance over the weekend 24 to 25 November 2018
Due to maintenance work, Statistics Finland's databases and data collection services will be out of use over the weekend 24 to 25 September 2018.
In all, 20 per cent of women reckon that women and men are equal in society, while the corresponding number for men is 45 per cent. The data are available in the publication Gender equality in Finland 2018, which contains versatile data on the position of women and men in various areas of society.
brings together more than 200 experts on statistics and geospatial information from more than 40 countries in Helsinki from 16 to 18 October 2018. The conference is hosted by Statistics Finland and the National Land Survey of Finland in collaboration with the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) and the EFGS.
16 Oct 2018 New population projection will be published in November: data on the level of the whole country
Statistics Finland will publish the new population projection on 16 November 2018. The population projection will be compiled only for the whole country, not by region. Read more
According to an interview survey made by Taloustutkimus, 86 per cent of Finns know Statistics Finland. A majority, or 85 per cent of Finns trust the statistics produced by Statistics Finland.
The Nordic Statistical Meeting will bring around 400 statistical professionals from the Nordic countries and Estonia to Helsinki in August next year. The collection of abstracts for the conference has already started. Faiz Alsuhail gives tips for making a good abstract.
27 Sep 2018 Databases and data collection services closed for maintenance over the weekend 29 to 30 September 2018
Due to maintenance work, Statistics Finland's databases and data collection services will be out of use over the weekend 29 to 30 September 2018.
The Nordic Statistical Meeting will gather Nordic and Estonian statistical professionals in Helsinki in August next year. The theme for the event is Facts for Future.
Publication of preliminary population statistics for August 2018 will be postponed. The new release date of the statistics is 25 September 2018. The previous release date was 21 September 2018. The delay was caused by technical problems related to transfer of data.
13 Sep 2018 Release of the statistics on balance of payments and international investment position is postponed
The release of the statistics on balance of payments and international investment position 2018 is postponed. The new release date of the statistics is Wednesday, 19 September 2018. The previous release date was Friday, 14 September 2018.
The International Statistical Poster Competition will continue until March 2019. The competition has three categories: secondary school students, upper secondary school/vocational education institution students and as a new series, university of applied sciences/university students studying for a bachelor's degree. The winners will be awarded with nice prizes, and their posters will continue to the international final in Malaysia. Participate in the Statistical Poster Competition
24 Aug 2018 Databases and data collection services closed for maintenance over the weekend 25 to 26 August 2018
Due to maintenance work, Statistics Finland's databases and data collection services will be out of use over the weekend 25 to 26 August 2018.
The usability of the Findicator service especially with mobile devices has been improved further. The free service offers information on various aspects of society with the help of statistical figures, tables and analysis.
14 Jun 2018 Majority of recording sales digital – printed publications hold their own on the book markets
The share of digital recordings in the total euro-denominated wholesale of recordings in Finland rose to close on 83 per cent in 2017. On the book markets printed books still dominate.
Statistics Finland’s new publication Finland in Figures 2018 is a pocket-size compact information package about Finland and Finns. The booklet provides key data on the population, economy, living conditions and culture in the form of statistics and graphics.
Mr Timo Koskimäki has been appointed Deputy Director General of Statistics Production at Statistics Finland for the five-year term starting on 1 September 2018.
SDDS Plus is the IMF’s new harmonised publication standard for statistics that offers users uniformly presented data on the economy and financial markets of the countries that have joined the system.
30 May 2018 Finnish youths won with creativity and statistical skills – Winners in the European Statistics Competition
Fun videos on the importance of official statistics brought home first places for Finnish pupils in the secondary school and upper secondary school categories of the European Statistics Competition. In all, 11,000 young people from across Europe competed in statistical skills in the competition arranged for the first time.
The design and usability, especially in mobile use, of Findicator has been developed. View the beta version of Findicator and give feedback.
Statistics compilation should develop ways of measuring platform jobs, their significance and consequences for those working in this way, writes Senior Researcher Hanna Sutela in her blog post.
Statistics Finland Finna is a new search service for the Library of Statistics’ printed and electronic materials where you can browse and search for materials in the Library’s collections.
11 Apr 2018 Finland compiles national data on global sustainable development indicators to an open website
The UN has produced the global Agenda 2030 programme concerning all countries to advance sustainable development. Statistics Finland has started a project that compiles data on global monitoring indicators for Finland.
The winners of the national competition of the Statistics Olympics now arranged for the first time have been selected. The competition entries analysed population statistics with merit.
3 Apr 2018 Over one-half of pensioners and one-quarter of students voted in advance in the Presidential election
Of persons entitled to vote, 31.5 per cent of employed persons and 27.5 per cent of unemployed persons voted in advance. More information about persons who voted by age, sex and education, for example, can be found in Statistics Finland's review.
28 Mar 2018 Personnel decreased and turnover grew in enterprises in the industry of culture and mass media
In 2016, there were over 17,000 enterprises operating in the industry of culture and mass media in Finland. The number of enterprises in the industry of culture and mass media has decreased by more than 300 from 2015 to 2016 and their personnel has declined by more than 2,000 persons.
Did you know that 57.4 per cent of tertiary level degrees in Finland are attained by women? This and other statistical information describing gender equality can be found in the renewed thematic pages on gender equality. Read more
The Food Price Monitoring Tool application presents visually the price development of food from producers to consumers in different countries in Europe. View this and Eurostat's other visualisation applications
28 Feb 2018 Eino H. Laurila national income medal awarded to Helka Jokinen, Pasi Sorjonen and Lauri Uotila
National income medal has been awarded to Helka Jokinen, to Pasi Sorjonen, and to Lauri Uotila. The medals are awarded in recognition of their active work in promoting the use of national accounts and knowledge about them.
Statistics Finland has published the population figures for the preliminary population statistics concerning 2017 on 15 February 2018. Preliminary statistics on population changes in 2017 will be produced as a separate release on 6 March 2018. Read more
Statistics Finland will publish preliminary population figures by municipality for 2017 on 15 February 2018. The publication does not have preliminary data on population changes in 2017, information about their release will also be given on 15 February 2018. Preliminary population figures by municipality are also released as a database table. Read more
The free-of-charge election map service can be used to view such as changes in voting turnout from the previous elections and candidates’ shares of votes on different area levels. Maps are available by municipality, constituency and in the largest towns by voting district. View the election map service
Which of Finland's postal code areas has most student residents? And in which are there most health and social services jobs? The data can be found from Statistics Finland’s free-of-charge Paavo service. The service’s data have been updated today, on Paavo's name day.
Do you want to know the price of your apartment or car in current euros? With the new calculator you can convert Finnish markka and euro prices from different years into current euros. Calculator
The Taika research data catalogue presents unit-level data intended for research use, which allow wide examination of Finnish enterprises and Finland’s population.
Finland’s seventh National Communication has been submitted to the UNFCCC. The National Communication describes the development of Finland's greenhouse gas emissions, national emission reduction measures and emission scenarios in the near future.
The International Statistical Poster Competition for 2018 to 2019 intended for students has been launched for the sixth time. The objective of the competition is to promote the use of social and numerical data among schoolchildren and students, as well as critical statistical literacy.