Indicator predicting total production

Production growth in the Helsinki region slowed down significantly in the first quarter of 2020. By the end of the quarter, the coronavirus epidemic had a negative impact on production especially in the service sector. According to estimates, production volume increased by just over one per cent from the previous year in January–March. Throughout Finland, production decreased compared to the year before. The manufacturing and construction sectors as well as information and business services continued to grow in the Helsinki region.

In the limelight

Heikki Salmikivi, Head of Unit
City of Helsinki, Urban Environment Division
MAL land use secretary


MAL 2019 is the joint, strategic plan of 14 municipalities in the Helsinki region, which defines how the Helsinki region is developed in the future. The starting point of the MAL plan is that in the year 2050 the Helsinki region will contain two million residents and over one million jobs. When compared with 2018, this means an increase of approximately 500,000 residents and 300,000 jobs.