Official Statistics of Finland

Balance of payments and international investment position

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Data:

Latest release:
Current account showed a deficit in the third quarter, net international investment position strengthened
14 Dec 2018
The current account was in deficit in the third quarter of 2018. The value of goods exports in balance of payment terms increased by 3 per cent and the value of service exports by 5 per cent. The net exports of goods and services turned into deficit as imports grew faster than exports. Goods trade was also in deficit in addition to services. Goods trade was last in deficit in the last quarter of 2016. The net international investment position strengthened. The data appear from Statistics Finland's statistics on balance of payments and international investment position.

Next release:
15 Jan 2019

Description: The statistics on balance of payments describes the external balance of the national economy from the perspectives of both real and financial economy. The balance of payments covers transactions that are carried out between economic units belonging to the national economy (resident in Finland) and economic units belonging to another country (resident abroad). The international investment position (IIP) statistics describe the foreign asset and liability stocks generated from financial account capital flows. The compilation of the statistics is based on the International Monetary Fund's recommendation BPM6 (Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual).
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Keywords: balance of payments, current account, trade account, goods, services, primary income, secondary income, capital transfers, capital account, financial account, direct investments, foreign direct investments, portfolio investments, securities, trade credits, loans, deposits, financial derivatives, reserve assets, international investment position, globalisation.
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Change: Release of the statistics on balance of payments and international investment position is postponed
14 Sep 2018
The release of the statistics on balance of payments and international investment position 2018 is postponed.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.12.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/mata/index_en.html