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Statistics Finland
Finnish: Tilastokeskus
Swedish: Statistikcentralen
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Agency overview
FormedOctober 4, 1865 (1865-10-04)
Employeesc. 800
Agency executive
  • Marjo Bruun
The main building of Statistics Finland in Kalasatama, Helsinki Tilastokeskus - Kalasatama - Helsinki.jpg
The main building of Statistics Finland in Kalasatama, Helsinki

Statistics Finland (Finnish : Tilastokeskus, Swedish : Statistikcentralen) is the national statistical institution in Finland, established in 1865 to serve as an information service and to provide statistics and expertise in the statistical sciences. The institution employs more than 800 experts from varying fields. [1]

Statistics Finland develops and maintains the Findicator statistical service jointly with the Finnish Prime Minister's Office. [2] The institution is led by Director General Marjo Bruun. [3]

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  1. "Statistics Finland - Finding the Future with Knowledge". Statistics Finland. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  2. "The Findicator service now also in Swedish and English". Statistics Finland. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  3. "Marjo Bruun: The new economy is a statistical challenge". Nordic Labour Journal . 17 December 2018.