Statistics Finland's data are used more regularly than before: now as many as two-thirds of the respondents to the Customer Satisfaction Survey say they use the data regularly. This appears from the survey made by Taloustutkimus, to which good 300 data users responded.
Statistics compilation on oil products pertaining to the activity of the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association has ended in November 2018. Statistics Finland will continue the compilation of statistics on oil data made by the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association, where applicable.
Around one quarter of self-employed persons said in 2017 that they were planning to hire one or more employees in the next 12 months or so. Even more self-employed persons planned to use subcontractors. Statistics Finland’s report Self-employed persons in Finland 2017 comprehensively studies the situation of different self-employed persons.
In absolute numbers, most books are produced in China, around half a million titles in 2016. The United States produced 339,000 titles in 2015.
We are revising the release of annual national accounts data. We will advance the release from July to June, when we will produce data concerning the previous year with a renewed data content.