A survey of the financial significance of copyright in Finland completed

 The survey measured the financial impact of the copyright industries on the Finnish economy during 2013-2015. According to the study, the proportion of copyright industries has slightly increased over the period considered.

Key Results:

In 2015, the aggregate processing value of the copyright industries was 5.38% of Finland's gross domestic product and amounted to 11.27 billion euros. The total number of employees in the copyright industries was 136,617, which is 5.61% of the total number of Finns in Finland.

Between 2000 and 2015 the financial impact of key copyright industries grew moderately. The combined value of these industries in 2015 was 4.14% of Finland's GDP (3.28% in 2000) and amounted to EUR 8.67 billion.

Finland's GDP grew by 3.04% from 2013 to 2015 and the corresponding period the value added of the copyright industries grew in absolute terms by 12.73%.

In 2015, the two largest key copyright industries were computer software and databases, publishing and printing, representing approximately 85% of the cumulative processing value of key copyright industries.

Between 2013 and 2015, most of the key copyright industries were the development of softwares, while the relative impact of press and literary and radio and television activities decreased.

The WIPO Guide to Investigating the Economic Impact of Copyright Industries has increased the comparability of surveys conducted in different countries. In an international comparison, Finland ranks high in the impact of key copyright industries, but lower in the comparison of the impact of all copyright industries.

The survey used the methodology developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and made comparisons with similar studies in other countries. The study was carried out by Mikko Grönlund, Research Scientist, project researchers Tuomas Ranti and Veijo Pönni and Development Manager Petteri Sinervo (Brahea Center of the University of Turku).

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