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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2018, August

Published: 17 August 2018

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,517,887 at the end of July

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,517,887 at the end of July. Our country's population increased by 4,757 persons during January-July. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 8,731. The number of births was 3,974 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2014–2018*

 Population increase by month 2014–2018*

During January-July, 27,926 children were born, which is 1,552 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2017. The number of deaths was 31,900, which is 32 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for July, 16,926 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 8,195 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 1,033 lower and the number of emigrants 1,132 higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 5,131 of the immigrants and 5,216 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 153,133 during January-July. Compared with the corresponding period in 2017, the decrease was 1,705 migrations according to the municipal division of 2018.


Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 17.8.2018

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