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Thu, 24 Dec, 2015 02:21:38 AM
FTimes Report, Dec 24

The profit share of the non-financial corporations sector weakened in the third quarter of 2015 from the previous quarter as expenditure on wages and salaries increased while the value added decreased, according to Statistics Finland.

The investment rate of non-financial corporations remained almost unchanged.

The saving rate of the household sector decreased in the third quarter as consumption expenditure grew faster than disposable income.

Adjusted disposable income describing households' economic well-being grew year-on-year as per the data derived from quarterly sector accounts.

The profit share of non-financial corporations, or the share of profits in value added, weakened by 0.9 percentage points to 22.3 per cent in the third quarter.

The investment rate of non-financial corporations decreased by 0.1 per cent to 24.8 per cent.  

Households' saving rate was -0.2 per cent in the third quarter while the figure was 0.3 per cent in the previous quarter.

The saving rate refers to the proportion of savings in disposable income. In the third quarter, the investment rate of households accounted for 10.2 per cent of disposable income.

The investment rate of households had not changed significantly over the past year. The most of households' investments were made in dwellings.

Households' adjusted disposable income grew from the corresponding quarter in 2014 by 1.8 per cent adjusted for price changes.

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