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Field distribution between rural enterprises

Updated 11.11.2020

In 2018, there were approximately 81,000 rural enterprises and number of personnel 300,563. The number of personnel has increased about 17 percent since 2017.

About 54,000 of rural enterprises operate in the service sector. One third of these enterprises operate in the fields of construction and trade. These are followed by the fields of manufacturing, transportation and storage, professional, scientific and technical operations and other services. In recent years, there have been no significant changes in the field distribution between rural enterprises.

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Description of the indicator

The indicator measures the distribution of rural enterprises into statistical fields by rural typology. The indicator helps to analyse changes in the business structure of enterprises in rural areas.

Statistics Finland produces information about the number of rural enterprises by urban-rural typology.

This is one of the national impact indicators of the 2014–2020 Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland.

The indicator will next be updated in spring 2022.

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