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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2020, January

Published: 25 September 2018

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,519,463 at the end of August

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,519,463 at the end of August. Our country's population increased by 6,333 persons during January-August. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 10,210. The number of births was 3,877 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2014–2018*

 Population increase by month 2014–2018*

During January-August, 32,253 children were born, which is 1,768 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2017. The number of deaths was 36,130, which is 40 higher than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for August, 20,341 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 10,131 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 990 lower and the number of emigrants 1,088 higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 6,087 of the immigrants and 6,643 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 193,267 during January-August. Compared with the corresponding period in 2017, the decrease was 1,747 migrations according to the municipal division of 2018.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joni Rantakari 029 551 3249, Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, Matti Saari 029 551 3401, info@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 25.9.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. August 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.2.2020].
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