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Published: 3 October 2008

General government net financial assets grew in the second quarter of 2008

In the second quarter of 2008, general government net financial assets grew by EUR 6.0 billion, rising to a total of EUR 127.9 billion. Central government's net financial assets increased by EUR 5.7 billion and those of local government by EUR 1.1 billion. The net financial assets of social security funds decreased by EUR 0.8 billion. The increase in the central government's net assets came especially from EUR 3.8 billion growth in deposits.

The value of the shares held by social security funds fell by EUR 1.1 billion. Social security funds sold shares to the net value of EUR 0.5 billion and suffered holding losses due to stock price movements.

General government net financial assets

Source: General government financial accounts. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 3.10.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): General government financial accounts [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-1964. 2nd quarter 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.4.2024].
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