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Statistical publications

Kela publishes statistics in both printed and PDF formats. Statistical publications are available in the Helda archive (

The publication dates are listed in the publication calendar.

Kela Statistical Yearbook

An overview of the social security schemes administered by Kela. In addition to statistical data, it includes descriptions of the content and eligibility conditions of the benefits provided by Kela.

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Pocket Statistics

A concise summary of the statistics produced by Kela. Published in Finnish, Swedish and English.

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Finnish Statistics on Medicines

The Finnish Statistics on Medicines is a joint publication of the Finnish Medicines Agency (Fimea) and Kela. Published since 1987, it contains data on the consumption of prescription drugs and on National Health Insurance reimbursements.

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Annual statistical reports

Annual statistical reports provide key data on specific benefits, including housing allowances, pensions, rehabilitation, financial aid for students, benefits for families with children, health insurance, occupational health care, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, and the conscript’s allowance.

Other publications

Kela’s statistics in charts provide a graphical illustration of Kela and the social security programmes it administers, and of the overall retirement provision. They are accompanied by the underlying statistical data. The charts contain time series, some of which go back to as early as 1940.

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