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Data Change: Finland - QNA - Redefined
Monday, 29 Jul 2019 12:07 ET
By Kylie Starliper
July 2019 -- For the quarterly national accounts for Finland, concurrent with dissemination of results for 2019Q1, the source has modified the calculation methods (366 quarterly series 1990 to 2018, replaced by 366 from 1990).

On 28 May, the source wrote (citation):

Changes have been made to the calculation methods of quarterly national accounts, the most significant being more extensive use of volume indices released by Statistics Finland as source data for industry-specific value.

In response, we have:

  1. Archived the predecessors (1990Q1 to 2018Q4) by renaming with an "_18" specifier, by marking metadata as "discontinued", and by segregating in the catalog.
  2. Created one-for-one replacements, which have an unchanged start date.
  3. Refurbished the catalog.

The series reside in the historical catalog (Finland » National Accounts » Branch accounts | By expenditures | By income | By value add | By institutional sector » Quarterly) and include, for example:

  • NAQSEAF_18CQ.IFIN       = [DISCONTINUED] National accounts: Self-employed - Agriculture; forestry; fishing [A], (Hun. #, WDASA)
  • NALIWGSMF_18CQ.IFIN     = [DISCONTINUED] Income approach - Wages and salaries - Manufacturing [C], (Mil. EUR, WDASA)
  • NALENAV_18UQ.IFIN       = [DISCONTINUED] Expenditure approach - Net acquisition of valuables [P53], (Mil. EUR, NSA)
  • NACNPTEBGVARE_18UQ.IFIN = [DISCONTINUED] Production approach - Gross value added [GVA] at basic prices - Real estate activities [L], (Mil. Ch. 2010 EUR, NSA)
  • NAQEPCNCQ.IFIN          = Employees - Construction [F], (Ths. #, WDASA)
  • NACETSCQ.IFIN           = Expenditure approach - Supply – Total [SUPP], (Mil. Ch. 2010 EUR, WDASA)
  • NALICSRFIUQ.IFIN        = Income approach - Employer’s contributions to social security - Financial and insurance activities [K], (Mil. EUR, NSA)
  • NALSGVATSCQ.IFIN        = Production approach - Gross value added [GVA] at basic prices - Transportation and storage [H], (Mil. EUR, WDASA)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

Please be aware that

The reporting scale for employment (in the branch accounts) has changed from hundreds to thousands.


See also
Related ReleaseQuarterly National Accounts
SourceStatistics Finland
Release DateReference date
29 May 20201Q 2020