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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2019, October

Published: 22 June 2017

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,506,312 at the end of May

New releases will not be produced on preliminary population statistics any more in 2017. Revised figures concerning 2017 will be released at a later date to be announced separately.

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,506,312 at the end of May. Our country's population increased by 3,015 persons during January-May. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 5,684. The number of births was 2,669 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2014–2017*

 Population increase by month 2014–2017*

During January-May, 20,510 children were born, which is 1,613 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2016. The number of deaths was 23,179, which is 130 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for May, 10,908 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 5,224 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 612 lower and the number of emigrants 1,393 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 2,604 of the immigrants and 3,471 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 100,146 during January-May. Compared with the corresponding period in 2016, the increase was 2,820 migrations according to the municipal division of 2017.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, info@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 22.6.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
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