Official Statistics of Finland

Balance of payments and international investment position

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Current account slightly in deficit in December
15 Feb 2018
The current account showed a deficit of EUR 0.1 billion in December. There was net capital outflow. The data appear from Statistics Finland's statistics on balance of payments and international investment position.

Next release:
15 Mar 2018

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: The value added of factoryless goods production included in the statistics as goods exports starting from the statistical reference year 2014
21 Dec 2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.2.2018].
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