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Latest publication: Balance of payments and international investment position 2019, November

Published: 15 October 2019

Current account in surplus in August, net capital inflow

Current account was in surplus in August. The value of exports of goods in balance of payments terms decreased by 5 per cent from twelve months back. There was net capital inflow from abroad to Finland. The data appear from Statistics Finland's statistics on balance of payments and international investment position.

Current account and goods and services account

Current account and goods and services account

Current account

The current account was 0,2 billion in surplus in August. The 12-month moving total of the current account was EUR 1.9 billion in deficit.

Of the sub-items of the current account, the goods account in balance of payments terms was EUR 0.1 billion in deficit. The value of goods exports in balance of payments terms declined by 5 per cent year-on-year and totalled EUR 5.0 billion. The value of goods imports in balance of payment terms decreased by 5 per cent from twelve months back. The service account showed a deficit of EUR 0.3 billion.

The primary income account was EUR 0.7 billion in surplus. 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 goods and services account, 12 –month moving total

Current account and goods and services account, 12 –month moving total

Financial account

In August, net capital inflow to Finland amounted to EUR 2.2 billion. Net capital inflow to Finland was mainly in the form of portfolio investments, EUR 4.3 billion. Of the sub-items of the financial account, net capital outflow was mostly in the form of other investments, EUR 1.6 billion.


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

Inquiries: Hanna Björklund 029 551 3296, Risto Sippola 029 551 3383, balanceofpayments@stat.fi.

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Updated 15.10.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. August 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.1.2020].
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