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Published: 24 March 2020

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,526,774 at the end of February

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,526,774 at the end of February. Our country's population increased by 1,482 persons during January-February. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 2,833. The number of births was 1,501 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2017–2020*

 Population increase by month 2017–2020*

During January-February, 7,510 children were born, which is 355 higher than in the corresponding period in 2019. The number of deaths was 9,011, which is 508 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for February, 4,917 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad in January-February and 2,084 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 146 lower and the number of emigrants 221 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 1,160 of the immigrants and 1,383 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 39,646 during January-February. Compared with the corresponding period in 2019, the increase was 1,535 migrations according to the municipal division of 2020.

Removals made to the final statistics on the population structure for 2019 were deducted from the population figures of January and February.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Laura Lipasti 029 551 3041, Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, Juhana Nordberg 029 551 3051,

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. February 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 31.3.2023].
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