According to Statistics Finland the number of enterprise openings increased in the first quarter of 2010. The number of new enterprises increased by two per cent on the respective quarter of the year before. There were a total of 10,082 enterprise openings in the first quarter of 2010.
Most of the enterprise openings were in trade, with a total of 17.7 per cent of all enterprise openings. When examined by region, the number of enterprise openings was highest in Uusimaa and Helsinki. However, compared to the beginning of 2009, the number of enterprise openings increased most in Tampere.
Compared to the first quarter of 2009, enterprise openings increased most in Tampere (54) and decreased most in Helsinki (-30).
Also the number of enterprise closures has decreased. In the last quarter of 2009 11.5 per cent fewer enterprises were closed than during the year before.