Last updated 07/10/2019 - 19:46
Growth in production continues
Production growth in the Helsinki region continued strong throughout the first half of the year. According to estimates, production in April–June was 4 per cent higher than in the previous year. Production grew by 3 per cent in the first quarter of the year. In April-June, production in the entire country was just over 1 per cent higher than in the previous year.
Business growth continued in the first half of the year in almost all industries. The processing, manufacturing and construction industries continued their strong growth in terms of turnover. In the service sectors, revenue increased significantly in business services, the information and communications sector, the transport and storage sector and the accommodation and restaurant sector.
The production statistics of the Helsinki region from the first quarter of 2018 are unavailable and the figures generated after this are not directly comparable with earlier indicators of growth. The unavailability of statistics from this period is due to the implementation of the Incomes Register and the new format of source material.