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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2019, June

Published: 20 June 2013

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,434,357 at the end of May

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population at the end of May was 5,434,357. Over the January to May period, Finland's population increased by 7,700 persons, which is 400 persons less than for the corresponding period of the year before. The main reason for the population increase was migration gain from abroad: the number of immigrants was 6,100 higher than that of emigrants. Natural population growth, or excess of births to deaths, was 1,600 persons.

Population increase by month 2011–2013*

Population increase by month 2011–2013*

According to the preliminary statistics for the January to May period, 10,800 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 4,700 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants and also the number of emigrants was 50 higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 2,800 of the immigrants and 3,300 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

During the January to May period 24,150 children were born, which is 450 children less than in the corresponding period of 2012. The number of deaths was 22,550, which is 50 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 93,100 over the January to May period. Compared with the previous January to May period, the decrease was 2 450 migrations according to the municipal division of 2013.

Source: Population and Cause of Death Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Eevi Lappalainen 09 1734 3367, Irma Pitkänen 09 1734 3262, vaesto.tilasto@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 20.6.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. May 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.8.2019].
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