March 5, 2018
Finland’s economy will slow somewhat in 2018. Improvements in competitiveness help to boost investment and support the growth of exports. Business investment will strengthen in 2018 thanks to the launch of major industrial projects (in energy, forestry and metals). Private final consumption remains subdued and public spending will ease. Growth of real GDP will slip […]
February 4, 2017
Russian sanctions opened doors for Finnish craft spirit exports Finnish alcohol products in recent years have become a worldwide hit, and surprisingly, the Russian sanctions imposed by the EU in 2014 might have helped to boost the export of the products to European and Asian markets. For the third year in a row, Finnish food […]
January 19, 2017
From early 2017, Finland is planning two legislative changes in the alcohol and confectionery markets. The country will remove the so-called sweet tax for confectionery and ice cream, and the Finnish government is planning a wider renewal of alcohol legislation including several changes in the drinking laws. Research analyst Salla Korpivaara discusses what impact this […]
November 29, 2016
One of the major success stories of the modern era has been the prolonging of human life. In the 20th century alone, thanks to crucial developments in medicine and healthcare, an extra 30 years of life were added to millions of peoples’ lives. As a result, the ageing of societies— characterised by rising life expectancies […]
March 14, 2016
In early 2016, Finnish cigarette smokers prepared themselves for the usual, annual price increase when buying their favourite brands. Indeed, the yearly tax increases of cigarette products have lift up the prices for as long as many of them have persisted with the habit.
June 2, 2014
After years of inactivity in the private label market, two of Finland’s largest grocery retailers are launching private label lines. S Group is launching Kotimaista, which will consist of four hundred products and Kesko is releasing a private label series called K-Menu. Private label shares are on a constant increase in Finland and consumers don’t […]

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