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

Published: 15 November 2019

Current account in surplus in September, net capital inflow

The current account was in surplus in September. The value of goods exports in balance of payments terms grew by 3 per cent from twelve months back. Net capital inflow 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 showed a surplus of EUR 0.5 billion in September. The 12-month moving total of the current account was EUR 1.1 billion in deficit.

Of the sub-items of the current account, the trade account in balance of payments terms was EUR 0.2 billion in surplus. The value of goods exports in balance of payments terms grew by 3 per cent year-on-year and totalled EUR 5.3 billion. The value of goods imports in balance of payments terms remained on level with the corresponding month in 2018. The service account showed a surplus of EUR 0.4 billion.

The primary income account was EUR 0.1 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 September, net capital inflow to Finland amounted to EUR 0.4 billion. Net capital inflow to Finland was mainly in the form of portfolio investments, EUR 1.4 billion. Of the sub-items of the financial account, net capital outflow was mostly in the form of other investments, EUR 1.7 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 15.11.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. September 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.12.2019].
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