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Published: 9 June 2008

GDP grew by 2.8 per cent in the first quarter of the year

In the first quarter of 2008, the volume of Finland's gross domestic product increased by 0.7 per cent from the previous quarter. Compared to the first quarter of 2007, GDP grew by 2.8 per cent. There were two working days less in the first quarter than one year previously.

In the January to March period, the volume of exports went up by 4.8 per cent and that of imports fell by 0.6 per cent year-on-year. The volume of private consumption grew by 3.9 per cent and investments increased by 7.7 per cent in the first quarter.

Gross domestic product by quarter at reference year 2000 prices

Volume refers to value data adjusted for price changes. Volumes for reference year 2000 are expressed relative to the 2000 level in euros

Source: National Accounts 2008, 1st quarter. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 9.6.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Quarterly national accounts [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-9765. 1st quarter 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.12.2022].
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