Globalisation of entrepreneurship
|Updated: 26.11.2012 - Next update: 28.11.2013|
The turnover of foreign affiliates grew by 7 per cent in 2011
The total turnover of foreign affiliates located in Finland was EUR 76 billion in 2011. These enterprises employed 221,000 persons (full time equivalent, FTE). Compared with the year before, the turnover grew by around seven per cent. The number of personnel increased as well, by some three per cent from 2010. Foreign companies employ people particularly in manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, administrative and support service activities, and information and communication activities. This is based on the most recent data released by Statistics Finland.
Only every one hundredth enterprise located in Finland is under foreign control. However, 15 per cent of the personnel of all enterprises in Finland are employed by these about 2,970 enterprises. The respective share of turnover is even higher, around 20 per cent.Statistical release
Statistics Finland / Foreign affiliates in Finland
Description of indicator
The statistics on foreign affiliates in Finland describe the activities of foreign affiliates located in Finland. The data can be used to assess the global networking of enterprises, which is a part of the globalisation process. In addition, the data are used when describing the ownership structure of enterprises operating in Finland and assessing their attractiveness to foreign enterprises or other institutions. The statistics are based on Regulation (EC) No 716/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council.