Published: 13 February 2020

Current account in surplus in December, net capital inflow

The current account showed a surplus in December. The value of goods exports in balance of payments terms grew by 18 per cent from twelve months back. Net capital inflow to 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

In December, the current account was EUR 0.8 billion in surplus. The 12-month moving total of the current account was EUR 0.2 billion in deficit.

Of the sub-items of the current account, the goods account in balance of payments terms was EUR 0.7 billion in surplus. The value of goods exports in balance of payments terms grew by 18 per cent year-on-year and totalled EUR 5.8 billion. The value of goods imports in balance of payments terms remained on level with the corresponding month in 2018. The service account showed a surplus of EUR 0.1 billion.

The primary income account was EUR 0.1 billion in surplus. The primary income account includes e.g. 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 December, net capital inflow to Finland amounted to EUR 1.8 billion. Of the sub-items of the financial account, net capital inflow was mainly in the form of portfolio investments, EUR 1.5 billion. Net capital outflow was mostly in the form of other investments, EUR 1.1 billion.


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

Inquiries: Hanna Björklund 029 551 3296, Mira Malhotra 029 551 3262, balanceofpayments@stat.fi.

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Updated 13.2.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. December 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.2.2020].
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