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In Finland, electrical safety and EMC market surveillance activities have been collected together in the TUVA database, which contains information on over 10000 cases. In this paper, the TUVA database is statistically analyzed. The aim of this paper is to ascertain whether there is a potential use and usefulness for the application of these statistics when evaluating the effectiveness of the Finnish market surveillance of electrical equipment, and also, when in allocating market surveillance resources. The publishing of our statistical information will hopefully assist other market surveillance authorities, as well as entrepreneurs in their operations. The matters researched in this paper are the distribution of market surveillance findings with regards to (1) annual statistics and (2) different product categories. The analysis of safety and EMC findings has been carried out independently and then any potential correlation between results has been checked. Also, the durations of typical market surveillance cases over the period 1994-2000 have been analyzed.