Finland’s economy enjoyed growth spurt in August

Output increased by 4.9%, with secondary production growing strongly at 9%.

Finland’s national economy continued its good performance with a growth spurt in August 2010. Output went up by 4.9% compared to the corresponding month one year ago, according to the latest figures from Statistics Finland. Seasonally adjusted output also grew by 0.3% in August 2010 from July 2010.

Secondary production, including manufacturing and construction, performed particularly strongly with a 9% growth rate. Services increased by 4% and primary production declined by 4%.

Source: Statistics Finland