Published: 28 November 2008

Some 14 per cent of enterprises’ personnel employed by foreign affiliates in 2007

In 2007, the total turnover of foreign affiliates located in Finland was approximately EUR 79 billion and they employed nearly 222,000 persons. Their turnover accounted for some 20 per cent of the turnover of all enterprises and their personnel for a good 14 per cent. In terms of both turnover and number of persons employed, the most significant owner country was Sweden.

In 2007, a total of 2,800 foreign affiliates operated in Finland. Foreign affiliates made up approximately 0.7 per cent of all enterprises located in Finland. Ultimate ownership of foreign affiliates was divided into 47 countries. Examined by number, Swedish affiliates were the most common in Finland. U.S. affiliates made up the second-highest proportion, and British affiliates were on third place.

Measured with turnover, the operation of foreign affiliates was most significant in the industries of wholesale and retail trade, where their turnover amounted to over EUR 32 billion. This was nearly 27 per cent of the turnover of the whole industry. Measured with the number of persons employed, the operation of foreign affiliates was most significant in the manufacturing industry, where they employed more than 74,000 persons in 2007.

Proportion of foreign affiliates of enterprises in Finland 1997–2007, per cent*

Proportion of foreign affiliates of enterprises in Finland 1997–2007, per cent*

* Time series is comparable starting from the year 2004.


Source: Foreign affiliates in Finland 2007, Statistics Finland

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Updated 25.11.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Foreign affiliates in Finland [e-publication].
ISSN=2242-2552. 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.8.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ulkoy/2007/ulkoy_2007_2008-11-28_tie_001_en.html