Finland - Capacity Utilization

Finland: Capacity Utilization

Mnemonic CU.IFIN
Unit %, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Data Dec 2017 81.1
Nov 2017 83

Series Information

Source Statistics Finland
Release Volume index of industrial output
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1995
End Date 12/31/2017

Finland: Business

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Business Confidence Jan 2023 -3.6 -7.4 SA Monthly
Industrial Production Nov 2022 6,720,000,000 6,640,000,000 2010 USD, NSA Monthly
Capacity Utilization Dec 2017 81.1 83 %, NSA Monthly
Change in Inventories 2017 471,000,000 700,000,000 NCU Annual
Real Change in Inventories 1970 314,121,900 NCU Annual

Release Information

For Finland, the volume index of industrial output describes the changes in the volume of industrial output that occur. The index uses fixed prices compared to a specific base period. The index is based on answers to questions that are sent to enterprises or establishments.


  • Classification:
    • TOL 2008, the adaptation of NACE Rev. 2.
    • Scope: Sections B to D
  • Measurements:
    • Fixed-base volume index relative to 2015 (Vol. Index 2015=100)
    • Percent change month-over-month (% M/M)
    • Percent change year-over-year (% Y/Y)
  • Adjustments:
    • Working-day adjusted (WDA)
    • Seasonally adjusted (SA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: As early as 1995m2


  • 2010=100, sections B to E - 1995 to 2017
  • 2005=100 - 1995 to 2012
  • 2000=100 - 1990 to 2008

The data used to create the index are based on a monthly survey. Enterprises and establishments are surveyed mainly asking them for data on output amounts. These enterprises and establishments are sent inquiries monthly. The index ix calculated using a weighted arthmetic average of the ouput. The weights used are considered moving weights meaning that they are updated annually. 

The base year of the index is changed every five years and occurs during years ending in 0 and 5 (e.g. 2010 and 2015).

Further reading

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