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Latest publication: Financial statement statistics on credit institutions 2020, 3rd quarter

Published: 13 August 2020

Operating profit of banks operating in Finland was EUR 640 million in the first quarter of 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, the net income from financial operations of credit institutions engaged in banking in Finland amounted to EUR 1.1 billion and their operating profit to EUR 640 million. These data derive from Statistics Finland’s financial statement statistics on credit institutions.

Net income from financial operations and operating profit of banks operating in Finland, 1st quarter 2005 to 2020, EUR million

Net income from financial operations and operating profit of banks operating in Finland, 1st quarter 2005 to 2020, EUR million

Interest income and expenses

In the first quarter of 2020, credit institutions engaged in banking in Finland accumulated EUR 1,830 million in interest income. Their interest expenses, in turn, amounted to EUR 683 million. The net income from financial operations calculated as the difference between these was EUR 1,147 million, which is EUR 78 million more than one year earlier. The net income from financial operations of all bank groups increased compared to the respective quarter of the previous year.

Administrative expenses

Administrative expenses are a significant expense item for banks operating in Finland. In the first quarter, banks had EUR 1,512 million in administrative expenses, which was EUR 151 million less than in the corresponding quarter of the year before. Relative to the quarter one year ago, administrative expenses decreased among bank groups especially for Finnish commercial banks. Wages and salaries made up EUR 813 million or 53.8 per cent of administrative expenses..

Operating profit/loss

The operating profit, or profit from continuing operations before taxes, was EUR 640 million in the first quarter of 2020. The decrease was EUR 649 million from EUR 1,289 million in the first quarter of 2019. Relative to the quarter one year ago, the operating profit decreased for all bank groups.

Balance sheet

The aggregate value of the balance sheets of banks was EUR 748 billion. Of this, the share of equity was, on average, 5.8 per cent or EUR 44 billion. Cooperative banks belonging to OP Financial Group had the biggest share of equity in the balance sheet, around 11.9 per cent and foreign banks the smallest, around 0.3 per cent. On average, the share of equity in the aggregate of the balance sheets for all banks operating in Finland fell by 0.05 percentage points from one year back.


Source: Credit institutions' annual accounts, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jukka-Pekka Pyylampi 029 551 3002, Heidi Lauttamäki 029 551 3029, rahoitusmarkkinat@stat.fi

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Updated 13.8.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Financial statement statistics on credit institutions [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-5180. 1st quarter 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.4.2021].
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