Official Statistics of Finland

Balance of payments and international investment position

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Data:

Latest release:
Current account in surplus in the fourth quarter, net international investment position strengthened
20 Mar 2020
The current account was in surplus in the fourth quarter of 2019. In balance of payments terms, the value of goods exports grew by six per cent from the corresponding quarter of the year before. Service exports still grew strongly, but the service account turned again into deficit. The primary income account remained in surplus. The net international investment position strengthened. The data appear from Statistics Finland's statistics on balance of payments and international investment position.

Next release:
14 Apr 2020

Description: The statistics on balance of payments describes the external balance of the national economy from the perspectives of both real and financial economy. The balance of payments covers transactions that are carried out between economic units belonging to the national economy (resident in Finland) and economic units belonging to another country (resident abroad). The international investment position (IIP) statistics describe the foreign asset and liability stocks generated from financial account capital flows. The compilation of the statistics is based on the International Monetary Fund's recommendation BPM6 (Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual).
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Keywords: balance of payments, current account, trade account, goods, services, primary income, secondary income, capital transfers, capital account, financial account, direct investments, foreign direct investments, portfolio investments, securities, trade credits, loans, deposits, financial derivatives, reserve assets, international investment position, globalisation.
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Change: Information on asset and liabilities of short sales has been updated
13 Dec 2019
Information on asset and liabilities of short sales of deposit taking corporations have been included from 2018 first quarter onwards.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.4.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/mata/index_en.html