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Latest publication: Balance of payments and international investment position 2017, April

Published: 15 May 2017

Value of exports grew in March, net capital inflow to Finland

Corrected: The appendix tables have been uppdated on 15 May at noon.

The value of exports of goods grew by 17 per cent and the value of imports by eight per cent from the previous year. The current account was slightly in deficit in March. Capital flowed to Finland on net. The data appear from Statistics Finland's statistics on balance of payments and international investment position.

Current account and trade account

Current account and trade account

Current account

The current account was EUR 0.1 billion in deficit in March. The 12-month moving total of the current account was EUR 2.2 billion in deficit.

Of the sub-items of the current account, the trade account in balance of payments terms was EUR 0.4 billion in surplus. The value of goods exports in balance of payments terms grew by 17 per cent year-on-year and totalled EUR 5.2 billion. The value of goods imports in balance of payment terms also grew by eight per cent from twelve months back. The service account showed a deficit of EUR 0.2 billion.

The primary income account was EUR 0.1 billion in deficit. The primary income account includes investment income like interests and dividends. The secondary income account was EUR 0.1 billion in deficit.

Current account and trade account, 12 –month moving total

Current account and trade account, 12 –month moving total

Financial account

In March, net capital inflow to Finland amounted to EUR 1.9 billion. Of the sub-items of the financial account, net capital inflow was mostly in the form of portfolio investments, EUR 4.9 billion. Net capital outflow from Finland was mainly in the form of other investments, EUR 2.9 billion.


Source: Balance of payments and international investment position, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Saana Ranta-Ruona 029 551 3375, Tapio Kuusisto 029 551 3318, balanceofpayments@stat.fi.

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Tables

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Appendix tables


Updated 15.5.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. March 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.6.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/mata/2017/03/mata_2017_03_2017-05-15_tie_001_en.html

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