Official Statistics of Finland

General government financial accounts

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General governments net financial assets continued to grow in the second quarter of 2017
29 Sep 2017
At the end of the second quarter of 2017, general government's net financial assets, i.e. the difference between assets and liabilities, amounted to EUR 126 billion. Net financial assets rose by EUR 5.9 billion from the previous quarter. The net financial assets of employment pension schemes and other social security funds grew by a total of EUR 2.7 billion. The net financial assets of local government and central government were also growing. The growth for local government was EUR 1.3 billion and for central government EUR 1.8 billion. These data derive from general government financial accounts compiled by Statistics Finland.

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22 Dec 2017

Description: General government financial accounts describe financial assets and liabilities of general government and financial transactions with an effect on their volumes by quarter. Financial accounts consist of two parts: financial balance at the end of the quarter and financial transactions during the quarter directed to financial assets and liabilities. The statistics also include data on general government sub-sectors, which are central government and local government sectors and social security funds. Quarterly data are con-sistent with the annual calculations of financial accounts. Consequently, with regard to balances the figure for the last quarter of the year corresponds to the annual figure, while the annual flow can be calculated by summing up the flows of the quarters. Small differences due to updating timetables may occur for the latest years, however.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): General government financial accounts [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-1964. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.12.2017].
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