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    Consumers believe Finlands economy and employment will improve
    26 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    Consumers confidence remained strong in April. The consumer confidence indicator (CCI) stood at 21.5 in April, having been 22.9 in March and 20.8 in February. Last year in April, the CCI received the value 9.8. The long-term average for the CCI is 11.9. The data are based on Statistics Finlands Consumer Survey, for which 1,199 people resident in Finland were interviewed between 3 and 18 April.

    Consumption of hard coal decreased by 14 per cent in January to March
    26 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the consumption of hard coal decreased by 14 per cent in January to March 2017 compared with the corresponding period of last year. The consumption of hard coal as a fuel in the generation of electricity and heat amounted to one million tonnes, corresponding to 24 petajoules in energy content. Compared to the average for January to March in the 2000s, the consumption of hard coal was 39 per cent lower.

    Demand for accommodation services grew by 3 per cent in 2016
    26 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    In 2016, accommodation establishments in Finland recorded 20.3 million overnight stays, of which domestic tourists accounted for around 14.6 million and foreign tourists for 5.8 million. The foreign demand for accommodation services grew by 4.7 per cent and the domestic demand by 2.4 per cent compared with the previous year. In all, total demand for accommodation services grew by 3.1 per cent in 2016. Thus, the previous years slight decrease in the demand for accommodation services turned into clear growth in 2016. Except for May and June, the demand increased in all months of the year. In April, September and November, the growth was around five per cent, in March, nearly eight per cent and in December, as much as 10 per cent compared with 2015. In May, the demand for accommodation services was on level with the previous year and in June, the demand declined by about two per cent. These figures are data from Statistics Finlands statistics on accommodation establishments and they have been collected from accommodation establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection.

    Fourty-four per cent of elected councillors in Municipal elections 2017 are n...
    26 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    Altogether, 8,999 councillors were elected to municipal councils in the Municipal elections 2017. Of the elected councillors, 39.0 per cent were women, which is 0.9 percentage points fewer than among the candidates nominated by the parties. However, the share of women among those elected as councillors increased by 2.8 percentage points from the previous elections.

    Unemployment rate 9.6 per cent in March
    26 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey, the number of unemployed persons in March 2017 was 260,000, which was 14,000 fewer than one year ago. The unemployment rate was 9.3 per cent in the first quarter (January to March), having been 9.6 per cent in the respective quarter of 2016. There were 19,000 more employed than in March of the previous year. The unemployment rate was 9.3 per cent in the first quarter (January to March), having been 9.6 per cent in the respective quarter of 2016.

    Retail trade flash estimate: sales grew by 2.0 per cent year-on-year in March
    25 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    According to Statistics Finlands retail trade flash estimate, the sales of retail trade increased by 2.0 per cent in March from March 2016. Over the same period, the volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, grew by 2.3 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales increased by 0.9 per cent and the sales volume by 1.2 per cent in March from the corresponding period of the previous year.

    Cubic volume covered by granted building permits increased in December to Feb...
    24 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland, building permits were granted for a total of 7.2 million cubic metres in December to February. The cubic volume of building permits granted was 1.3 per cent higher than in the corresponding period one year previously. The cubic volume granted for residential building remained lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year, other building types grew.

    Enterprise openings began to show growth
    24 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland, the number of enterprise openings increased by two per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016 from the respective quarter of the year before. Examined by industry, enterprise openings were most numerous in professional, scientific and technical activities. Examined by region, the number of enterprise openings was highest in Uusimaa. In the third quarter of 2016, the number of enterprise closures was up by 9.1 per cent on the corresponding quarter of the year before. Examined by industry, enterprise closures were most numerous in trade. Examined by region, the number of enterprise closures was highest in Uusimaa.

    Producer prices for manufactured products grew by 4.8 per cent from March las...
    23 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for manufactured products rose by an average of 4.8 per cent from March 2016 to March 2017. Producer prices for manufactured products sold on the domestic market rose by 4.4 per cent, while the producer prices of export products went up by 5.3 per cent.

    Producer prices for services grew by 0.8 per cent year-on-year in January to ...
    23 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for services went up by 0.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 from the corresponding quarter of the year before.

    Number of marriages contracted decreased slightly
    19 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland's data on population changes, the number of marriages entered into in 2016 went down slightly from the previous year. A total of 24,464 marriages were entered into, which was 244 fewer than in the year before. The marriage rate, i.e. the ratio of persons who have entered into marriage of those who could marry, has decreased nearly continuously since 2008. In 2016, the marriage rate decreased among persons aged under 40 compared with the previous year, while among older persons it was slightly livelier.

    Number of reported rapes growing
    19 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 161,100 offences were recorded by the police, customs and border guard in January to March 2017, which is 24,700 cases (13.3 per cent) lower than in the corresponding period one year previously. The recorded number of crimes against life and health was 8,200, which is 2.5 per cent lower than in January to March 2016. Altogether, 330 rape offences were recorded, which is 32.1 per cent more than in the year before.

    Road traffic accidents claimed 18 lives in March
    19 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 255 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in March. In them, 18 persons were killed and 327 persons injured. The number of persons killed was five higher and that of persons injured 63 higher than in March 2016.

    Education leading to a higher university of applied sciences degree has incre...
    18 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, nearly 130,000 students attended education leading to a university of applied sciences degree and 11,000 students education leading to a higher university of applied sciences degree in 2016. The number of university of applied sciences degrees completed was 23,200 and that of higher university of applied sciences degrees 2,500. The number of students in education leading to a higher university of applied sciences degree grew by eight per cent and the number of degrees by six per cent.

    Domestic banks' net income from financial operations remained almost unchange...
    17 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
    In the fourth quarter of 2016, domestic banks net income from financial operations amounted to EUR 604 million and remained almost unchanged compared with the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The operating profit grew from EUR 421 million in the last quarter of the previous year to EUR 800 million. The whole year's operating profit in turn fell from the previous year's EUR 2.9 billion to EUR 2.7 billion. These data derive from Statistics Finlands financial statement statistics on credit institutions.

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