Official Statistics of Finland

General government deficit and debt

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Latest release:
General government deficit for 2016 was revised by EUR six million
23 Oct 2017
General government deficit for 2016 decreased by EUR six million during Eurostats verification period compared with the figure published at the end of September. According to revised data, general government deficit for 2016 was EUR 3,769 million (was EUR 3,775 million) and 1.7 per cent relative to gross domestic product (was 1.8 per cent). The revisions were directed to central government. General government debt did not change during the verification period. General government debt was 63.1 per cent relative to gross domestic product at the end of 2016.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2017.

Description: These statistics contain data on the deficit and debt of government finance in Finland. Twice yearly the Member States of the European Union report data on their so-called EDP deficits and debts to the EU Commission. The data are used in the context of the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact to assess the state of government finances in the Member States. The reporting is a constituent part of what is known as the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP). The reported data are produced in compliance with the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010) and a separate EU Regulation. The data reported by the different Member States are comparable with each other.
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Keywords: central government debt, debts, general government, government debt, government finance, municipal finances, public sector, social security funds.
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Change: Statistics on general government deficit and debt adopted the ESA 2010 system
30 Sep 2014
At the end of September, the European Union started using the new System of Accounts (ESA 2010).

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): General government deficit and debt [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5914. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.10.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/jali/index_en.html

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