Official Statistics of Finland

General government deficit and debt

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
General government deficit 2.8 per cent and debt 63.6 per cent relative to GDP in 2015
30 Sep 2016
According to revised preliminary data reported by Statistics Finland to Eurostat, general government deficit was 2.8 per cent relative to gross domestic product in 2015. Thus, the deficit was below the reference values of the European Unions Stability and Growth Pact, which is three per cent relative to gross domestic product. General government EDP debt, or consolidated debt at nominal prices, was 63.6 per cent at the end of 2015 relative to gross domestic product, that is, over the reference value of 60 per cent.

Next release:
31 Mar 2017

Description: These statistics contain data on the deficit and debt of government finance in Finland. Twice yearly the Member States of the European Union report data on their so-called EDP deficits and debts to the EU Commission. The data are used in the context of the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact to assess the state of government finances in the Member States. The reporting is a constituent part of what is known as the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP). The reported data are produced in compliance with the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010) and a separate EU Regulation. The data reported by the different Member States are comparable with each other.
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Change: Statistics on general government deficit and debt adopted the ESA 2010 system
30 Sep 2014
At the end of September, the European Union started using the new System of Accounts (ESA 2010).

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): General government deficit and debt [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5914. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.3.2017].
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