Finland’s largest industry
Did you know that the commerce sector is Finland’s largest industry in employee numbers? It provides jobs for nearly 300,000 people.
Commerce is also the largest employer in the economy measured in gross domestic product. It accounts for about ten per cent of Finland’s GDP. Therefore, it is very important to society how the commerce sector fares, since commerce generates wealth, well-being and success in Finland.
We are not used to seeing commerce as a strong pillar of the Finnish society. As the industrial society turns into a service society, the significance of commerce has grown considerably. Commerce does indeed have a significant role in the revolution of Finnish economic life.
The commerce and service industry’s significance to Finland
On many counts, commerce is Finland’s largest branch of business. The success of commerce is therefore important to Finland, but Finland’s success is also important to commerce.