(Press release 14 May 2013) Cleantech was one of Finland’s fastest-growing business sectors in 2012. Combined turnover for cleantech business was EUR 24.6 billion and annual growth 15 %, according to a survey by Cleantech Finland.
– Finnish cleantech expertise is in high demand internationally, and Finnish companies have been quick to utilize the market potential. There has also been strong governmental support to boost cleantech growth. Over recent years cleantech has been one of the few growth business areas in Finland in general, and one of the very few with annual growth of ten per cent or more, says Mari Pantsar-Kallio, Strategy Director for the Cleantech strategy program at the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
– Cleantech has become a key driver for the Finnish economy. Furthermore, Finland has become a major player in the global cleantech market, with a market share of over 1 %. Finland’s share of the global GDP is approximately 0.4 %, so relative to GDP we are one of the world’s leading cleantech nations, says Santtu Hulkkonen, Executive Director of Cleantech Finland.
Finnish cleantech companies expect strong growth also in 2013.
– Small companies in particular have terrific growth expectations – they predict as much as 29 % sales growth for 2013, Hulkkonen says.