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Statistics

South Karelia is located quite near the border and St Petersburg. Travelers from Russia use tax-free sale benefit when they cross the border .

South Karelia is located quite near the border and St Petersburg. Travelers from Russia use tax-free sale benefit when they cross the border .

On the page of Statistics you may find  information about population, sources of livelihood, living conditions, environment,  traffic, economy, etc.

The impact of the neighbouring Russia is more evident in Southeast Finland than in other parts of the country. This factor can easily be seen on these statistics tables.  The utilization of Southeast Finland’s advantageous location requires continuous development of border-crossing points and traffic connections as well as the development of cross-border shopping, tourism and other business, business expertise and logistics.

Europe’s most significant forest industry cluster has strongly focused its research activities in the area. Bio-economy ingeneral and forest industry especially also support the location of other similar activities here. Forest industry is joined by major players from fields such as energy technology, electrical engineering, chemical technology, and hi-tech metal structures, among others. South Karelia is officially considered one of the most important growth centres in Finland. This means that the vitality of the region is also supported by means of regional policy

Passengers and traffic performances at the border crossing points of South-East Finland 2008-07/2015

Tax-free sales and retail trade

Jobs in South Karelia by industries in 2009 and 2010

Municipalities by population

Unemployment

Crimes 2012

 

Contact persons / Statistics

Reseach Secretary, Ms. Susanna Mäntykoski
+358 5 6163105, +358 40139 0171