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Latest publication: Balance of payments and international investment position 2018, May

Published: 15 May 2018

Current account in deficit in March, net capital inflow to Finland

The current account showed a deficit of EUR 0.1 billion in March. The value of exports of goods in balance of payments terms decreased by one per cent from twelve months back. There was net capital inflow to Finland from abroad. 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 EUR 0.1 billion in deficit in March. The 12-month moving total of the current account was EUR 1.5 billion in surplus.

Of the sub-items of the current account, the trade account in balance of payments terms was EUR 0.3 billion in surplus. The value of goods exports in balance of payments terms fell by one per cent year-on-year and totalled EUR 5.4 billion. The value of goods imports in balance of payments terms grew by 2 per cent from twelve months back. The service account showed a deficit of EUR 0.1 billion.

The primary income account was EUR 0.1 billion in deficit. The primary income account includes investment income like interest and dividends. The secondary income account was EUR 0.2 billion in deficit.

The monthly weights of primary income account have been revised for 2006 to 2014. However, this has not affected the quarterly values.

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 March, net capital inflow to Finland amounted to EUR 1.5 billion. Of the sub-items of the financial account, net capital inflow was mostly in the form of portfolio investments, EUR 3.8 billion. Net capital outflow from Finland was mainly in the form of other investments, EUR 4.1 billion.


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

Inquiries: Johannes Nykänen 029 551 3641, Ruusu Blomberg 029 551 3289, balanceofpayments@stat.fi.

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Updated 15.5.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. March 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.7.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/mata/2018/03/mata_2018_03_2018-05-15_tie_001_en.html

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