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Latest publication: Balance of payments and international investment position 2019, August

Published: 15 November 2018

Current account in surplus in September, net capital outflow from Finland

The current account showed a surplus of EUR 0.1 billion in September. The value of exports of goods in balance of payments terms decreased by 2 per cent from twelve months back. There was net capital outflow from Finland. The data appear from Statistics Finland's statistics on balance of payments and international investment position.

Current account and goods and services account

Current account and goods and services account

Current account

The current account was EUR 0.1 billion in surplus in September. The 12-month moving total of the current account was EUR 2.4 billion in deficit.

Of the sub-items of the current account, the trade account in balance of payments terms was EUR 0.1 billion in surplus. The value of goods exports in balance of payment terms fell by 2 per cent year-on-year and totalled EUR 5.0 billion. The value of goods imports in balance of payments terms grew by 1 per cent from twelve months back. The service account showed a deficit of EUR 0.1 billion.

The primary income account was EUR 0.3 billion in surplus. The primary income account includes investment income like interests and dividends. The secondary income account was EUR 0.2 billion in deficit.

Current account and goods and services account, 12 –month moving total

Current account and goods and services account, 12 –month moving total

Financial account

In September, net capital outflow from Finland amounted to EUR 6.0 billion. Of the sub-items of the financial account, net capital outflow from Finland was mostly in the form of portfolio investments, EUR 3.7 billion.


Source: Balance of payments and international investment position, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ruusu Blomberg 029 551 3289, Hanna Björklund 029 551 3296, balanceofpayments@stat.fi.

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Updated 15.11.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. September 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.10.2019].
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