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Accounting period

A period of time, usually a calendar year, from the bookkeeping of which an enterprise's financial statements are compiled. As of the statistical year 2001, the data for a statistical year are formed in the Register of Enterprises and Establishments from the accounting period that ends during the statistical year under review.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus