Turnover of large enterprises grew in June
The large Finnish companies improved their turnover both in monthly and annual terms.
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the seasonally adjusted turnover of large enterprises grew by 0.5 per cent in June 2019 compared with May. In May, seasonally adjusted turnover fell by 0.4 per cent, while in April, turnover was 0.6 per cent higher than in the month before.
The comparison in annual terms also shows an improvement. The unadjusted turnover of large enterprises grew by 0.5 per cent in June 2019 compared with June 2018. The turnover of large enterprises grew by 2.8 per cent in January to June from one year ago
The turnover estimate of large enterprises is based on a sample formed of 2,000 enterprises with the most significant turnover in manufacturing, construction, trade and other service industries. Excluded from the statistics are enterprises engaged in primary production, and bank and insurance activities.
The enterprises described in the statistics make up approximately 70 per cent of the turnover of all enterprises operating in Finland, represent more than one-half of the investments made and employ good 40 per cent of the personnel of all enterprises.
However, Statistics Finland remarks that these data can be used for short-term monitoring of development in business activities and the market. The economic situation of the whole enterprise sector cannot be assessed solely based on these statistics, because the economic development of smaller enterprises may differ from large enterprises.