Official Statistics of Finland

General government deficit and debt

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General government deficit 5.4 per cent and debt 69.2 per cent relative to GDP in 2020
21 Apr 2021
Corrected 26 April 2021: The last sentence containing an erroneous interpretation was deleted from the introduction.

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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Change: Update of the European Manual on Government Deficit and Debt (MGDD[1]) brings changes to general government deficit and debt
10 Mar 2020
The Manual on Government Deficit and Debt was updated towards the end of 2019 and Statistics Finland has begun going through possible needs for revisions in national accounts it has brought.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): General government deficit and debt [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5914. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.10.2021].
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