Press release 4.6.2010

Pocket-size information about Finland

Statistics Finland's freshly published Finland in Figures is a pocket-size compact 40-page information package about Finland and Finns. The publication provides key data on the population, economy, living conditions, manufacturing and culture in the form of statistics and graphics. International comparison data are also included.

Finland in Figures is easy to read and its small size makes it handy to carry with you. Finland in Figures 2010 pocket statistics are available in three languages: Finnish, Swedish and English.

Extracts from statistical data for 2009 from Finland in Figures:

  • In Finland there were 1,039 women per one thousand men. Of over one-hundred-year-olds 484 were women and 82 men.
  • Forty-seven per cent of the population were unmarried, 37 per cent were married. The number of marriages contracted was 29,836 and that of registered partnerships was 246. The number of divorces granted was 13,527, divorces from registered partnerships numbered 53.
  • Ninety-one per cent spoke Finnish as their native language, five per cent Swedish and one per cent Russian.
  • Finnish citizenship was granted to 3,413 foreigners permanently resident in Finland. Most of them were former citizens of Russia, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.
  • The most popular destinations for Finnish residents' leisure trips abroad were Estonia, Spain and Sweden. The travel account showed a deficit of EUR 1.1 billion.
  • A total of 69,000 GWh of electricity was produced, of which nuclear power accounted for 33 per cent, hydro power for 18 per cent and wind power for 0.4 per cent.
  • Banks' profit for the financial year totalled EUR 1.4 billion.
  • The average total pension of pension recipients was EUR 1,259 per month, EUR 1,442 for men and EUR 1,117 for women.
  • Finland's EMU deficit was 2.2 per cent of GDP, while Greece's EMU deficit was 13.6 per cent and Ireland's 14.3 per cent.

The data included in the pocket statistics are also available online in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Statistics Finland's Sales Services +358 9 1734 2011,
The price of the publication is EUR 3 (minimum order 5 pieces, bulk discounts).

Inquiries: Nina Koivula +358 9 1734 3676