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Sat, 22 Oct, 2016 12:09:55 AM
FTimes Report, Oct 22

The number of enterprise openings was up by a half per cent in the second quarter of 2016 from the respective quarter of the year before, according to Statistics Finland.

 Examined by industry, enterprise openings were most numerous in professional, scientific and technical activities and by region, the number of enterprise openings was highest in Uusimaa.

In the first quarter of 2016, the number of enterprise closures was down by 4.5 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, the data show.

Enterprise openings and closures are deduced from the Tax Administration’s customer database.

There were 7,015 enterprise openings in the second quarter of 2016 as per the statistics.

Enterprise openings decreased by a half per cent from the second quarter of 2015, when they numbered 6,978. Enterprise openings accounted for 2.0 per cent of the total stock of enterprises in the second quarter of 2016.

Examined by sub-regional unit, in the second quarter of 2016, the number of enterprise openings was highest in the sub-regional unit of Helsinki (2,448), followed by the sub-regional units of Tampere (475) and Turku (432).

Relative to the enterprise stock, the number of enterprise openings was highest in Oulu (2.4%) and Rovaniemi (2,4%) sub-regional unit.

 Compared to the third quarter of 2014, enterprise openings increased most in the sub-regional unit of Turku (54) and decreased most in the sub-regional unit of Jyväskylä (-38).

Examined by municipality, the highest numbers of enterprise openings were recorded in the second quarter of 2016 in Helsinki (1,292), followed by Espoo (389), Vantaa (298), Tampere (295) and Turku (257).

Examined by legal form, in the second quarter of 2016, enterprise openings of the form of natural person numbered 3,385 and those of the form of limited company 3,009.

Enterprise openings of the form of natural person accounted for 48.3 per cent and those of the form of limited company for 42.9 per cent of all enterprise openings.

There were 5,438 enterprise closures in the first quarter of 2016. Compared to the first quarter of the year before, enterprise closures decreased by 4.5 per cent, as in the first quarter of 2015 they numbered 5,698.

Enterprise closures accounted for 1.5 per cent of the total stock of enterprises in the first quarter of 2016.

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