(AGENPARL) – HELSINKI (FINLAND), gio 24 settembre 2020
Published: 24 September 2020
According to Statistics Finland’s
preliminary data, enterprises’ (NACE B to S, excl. K)
turnover without internal items was EUR 427.4 billion in total in
2019. The turnover grew by EUR 9.9 billion, which is 2.4 per cent
more than one year ago. Of the turnover growth, EUR 4.0 billion
came from manufacturing enterprises, EUR 3.4 billion from service
enterprises, EUR 0.5 billion from trade and EUR 1.9 billion from
Enterprises’ turnover in 2018 to 2019*
The operating result accrued to the whole enterprise sector
amounted to EUR 22.7 billion in 2019. Operating expenses grew more
than the operating income which grew by EUR 9.3 billion. Thus, the
operating result was EUR 1.3 billion lower than in 2018.
Enterprises’ profitability weakened slightly from the previous
year: the operating result percentage was 5.2 per cent of profits,
while it was 5.6 per cent in 2018. Profitability weakened
particularly in manufacturing industries, from 5.7 to 4.7 per cent.
In trade, the development of profitability was most positive,
although the operating result percentage in the industry remained
only on level with the previous year at 2.9 per cent.
Enterprises’ value added was EUR 114.1 billion in 2019.
The value added accrued to enterprises amounted to EUR 1.9 billion
more than in 2018. Value added grew particularly in service
industries, by a total of EUR 2.5 billion. Value added in
manufacturing industries, in turn, decreased by EUR 1.0 billion
compared to 2018. In both trade and construction, value added
amounted to EUR 0.2 billion more than in the year before.
Enterprises’ value added in 2019
The data in the paragraphs above are based on the business and
financial statement statistics, which contain data on the
industries of manufacturing (NACE B to E), construction (NACE F),
trade (NACE G) and other services apart from financial and
insurance activities (NACE H to S, excl. K).
Number of personnel increased by 16,000 staff-years in
According to preliminary data, the total number of enterprises
(NACE B to X) was around 292,000. There were around 6,000 more
enterprises than in the previous year. The number of enterprises
increased in nearly all main industries. By contrast, the numbers
of enterprises decreased slightly in mining and quarrying and in
trade. The number of enterprises increased most in professional,
scientific and technical activities, by a total of around 1,200
enterprises. In relative terms, the number of enterprises increased
most in arts, entertainment and recreation activities, where annual
growth amounted to 7.1 per cent.
The number of personnel employed by enterprises was in total
close on 1.5 million converted into full-time employees in 2019.
The figure includes both wage and salary earners and entrepreneurs.
The biggest employer was the service sector with 728,000
staff-years. The combined number of personnel in the entire
enterprise sector rose by 16,000 staff-years compared with the
previous year. Personnel numbers fell in construction,
transportation and storage, financial and insurance activities,
real estate activities, education and other service activities. In
other main industries, the number of personnel grew. The number of
personnel grew most in administrative and support service
activities, by a total of around 14,000 staff-years.
The data of the two previous paragraphs are based on data of the
business structures statistics, which cover all industries apart
from primary production (NACE A) in terms of preliminary data.
Data basis of the statistics
The preliminary data of the structural business and financial
statement statistics are based on data on enterprises defined by
Statistics Finland. An enterprise is a unit with decision-making
autonomy, which produces goods and/or services to be sold on the
market. An enterprise is formed by one or several legal units
(Business ID). The preliminary statistics cover data from
industries B to S. The units of primary production are missing from
the preliminary data, and thus the combined data of all enterprises
are not published. The data are based on the Tax Administration’s
business taxation data. The data have been supplemented with
Statistics Finland’s own inquiry.
Database tables based on both enterprises and legal units
(Business IDs) are published on the structural business and
financial statement statistics.
Source: Statistics Finland
Inquiries: Rauno Viita 029 551 3381, Milka
Suomalainen 029 551 3621, <a
Head of Department in charge: Mari
Publication in pdf-format (177.7 kB)
Tables in databases
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF):
Structural business and financial statement statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-6233. 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.9.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/yrti/2019/yrti_2019_2020-09-24_tie_001_en.html