Official Statistics of Finland

General government deficit and debt

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
General government deficit 0.8 per cent and debt 59 per cent relative to gross domestic product in 2018
21 Oct 2019

Next release:
21 Apr 2020

Description: These statistics contain data on the deficit and debt of government finance in Finland. Twice yearly the Member States of the European Union report data on their so-called EDP deficits and debts to the EU Commission. The data are used in the context of the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact to assess the state of government finances in the Member States. The reporting is a constituent part of what is known as the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP). The reported data are produced in compliance with the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010) and a separate EU Regulation. The data reported by the different Member States are comparable with each other.
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Keywords: central government debt, debts, general government, government debt, government finance, municipal finances, public sector, social security funds.
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Change: The methodological manual on Government Deficit and Debt (MGDD) has been updated
30 Sep 2019
Data on government deficit and debt are based on the National Accounts and they are delivered to the European Commission twice a year as part of the excessive deficit procedure (EDP).

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): General government deficit and debt [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5914. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.2.2020].
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