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Published: 26 May 2020

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,528,737 at the end of April

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,528,737 at the end of April. Our country's population increased by 3,445 persons during January-April. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 6,095. The number of births was 3,381 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2017–2020*

 Population increase by month 2017–2020*

During January-April, 15,148 children were born, which is 465 higher than in the corresponding period in 2019. The number of deaths was 18,529, which is 238 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for April, 9,539 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad in January-April and 3,444 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 68 lower and the number of emigrants 1,723 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 2,589 of the immigrants and 2,232 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 81,126 during January-April. Compared with the corresponding period in 2019, the increase was 5,256 migrations according to the municipal division of 2020.

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. April 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.3.2023].
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