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Fri, 18 Oct, 2013 12:02:23 AM
FTimes Report, October 18
 
Enterprise openings, 2nd quarter. Source: Statistics Finland.
The number of enterprise openings has decreased by 3.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2013 from the respective quarter of the previous year, according to the Statistics Finland.
 
The Statistics Finland data showed there were 7,416 enterprise openings in the second quarter of 2013.
 
Compared to the first quarter in 2012, enterprise closures have increased by 7.6 per cent in the first quarter in 2013.
 
Examined by industry, the number of enterprise openings was highest in trade, and by region in Uusimaa.
 
In the first quarter of 2013, the number of enterprise closures went up by 7.6 per cent compared to the corresponding quarter of the year before.
 
Enterprise openings accounted for 2.2 per cent of the total stock of enterprises in the second quarter of 2013.
 
Enterprise closures, 1st quarter. Source: Statistics Finland.
The number of enterprise openings was highest in trade, where they numbered 1,236 or 16.7 per cent of all enterprise openings in the second quarter. Enterprise openings in professional, scientific and technical areas numbered 1,175 (15.8 per cent) and in construction 1,166 (15.7 per cent).
 
In the biggest industries, the number of enterprise openings decreased by most in construction (-139) from the second quarter of 2012.
 
Examined by region, the number of enterprise openings was highest in Uusimaa, where they totalled 2,655.
 
The number of enterprise openings was next highest in Pirkanmaa (680) and Varsinais-Suomi (672).
 
Relative to the enterprise stock, the number of enterprise openings was highest in Uusimaa (2.4%). Compared to the second quarter of 2012, enterprise openings increased most in Pohjois-Savo (25) and decreased most in Lapland (-53).
 
Examined by ELY Centre, in the second quarter of 2013, the number of enterprise openings was highest in the ELY Centre of Uusimaa (2,655), followed by the ELY Centres of Pirkanmaa (680) and Varsinais-Suomi (672).
 
Examined by municipality, the highest numbers of enterprise openings were recorded in the second quarter of 2013 in Helsinki (1,334), followed by Espoo (372), Tampere (338), Vantaa (260) and Turku (258).
 
Examined by legal form, in the second quarter of 2013 enterprise openings of the form of natural person numbered 3,751 and those of the form of limited company 2,965.
 
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