Official Statistics of Finland

General government deficit and debt

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Latest release:
General government deficit 0.6 per cent and debt 61.4 per cent relative to GDP in 2017
29 Mar 2018
According to the preliminary data reported by Statistics Finland to Eurostat, general government deficit was 0.6 per cent relative to gross domestic product in 2017. The deficit was clearly below the reference value of the European Unions Stability and Growth Pact, which is three per cent relative to gross domestic product. General government EDP debt, or consolidated gross debt, was 61.4 per cent at the end of 2017 relative to gross domestic product. The ratio of debt to GDP has now been over the reference value of 60 per cent during four years, but it has fallen in the last two years.

Next release:
28 Sep 2018

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: 23.9.2018].
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