Official Statistics of Finland

International trade in goods and services

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Exports at a lower level than in 2019 despite recovery at the end of the year
15 Mar 2021
During 2020, exports were constantly below the previous year's level and the last quarter of the year was no exception to this. However, differing from the previous quarters of 2020, exports of goods and services improved in the past quarter. However, even in previous years the level of exports has been at its highest in the last quarter of each year, but it is exceptional for exports of services to grow even higher than imports of services in the past quarter. Imports also grew somewhat from the previous quarters of 2020, but less than exports. These data derive from Statistics Finland's statistics on international trade in goods and services, which are part of balance of payments .

Description: Statistics on international trade in goods and services describe exports and imports of goods and services with a broad classification of products and areas. The statistics describe the entire international trade and form a link between goods trade according to the IMTS manual (International Merchandise Trade Statistics) published by Finnish Customs and the BPM manual (Balance of Payments Manual) published by Statistics Finland. International trade in goods and services is part of the current account, so the statistics form part of Finland's balance of payments. The data are also used to produce data for the rest of the world sector in national accounts. The data are delivered to the Statistical Office of the European Communities, Eurostat, the European Central Bank (ECB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the OECD.
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Keywords: goods, services, exports, imports, national economy, international trade, foreign trade, enterprises.
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Change: Statistics on goods imports will in future be compiled by country of origin
15 Mar 2018
Statistics on goods imports were earlier compiled according to the country of consignment, but in future, they will be compiled according to the country of origin.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): International trade in goods and services [e-publication].
ISSN=2343-4244. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.4.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tpulk/index_en.html