Statistics

Finnish Customs’ statistics on border traffic indicate the volumes of Finland’s border traffic according to border crossing point, i.e. according to different ports, among others. The statistics indicate the empty and loaded containers that have arrived in and departed from Finland. The statistics on border traffic does not, however, provide any information about the port of origin or about the goods. The Finnish Transport Agency publishes monthly statistics on foreign sea traffic, in which the export and import traffic of the ports is described according to port of loading and port of unloading.  


Corrections of declarations can be made until mid-August of the year following the statistical reference year.


Customs keeps track of the Community trade of companies obliged to provide information through VAT and statistics information. If the company’s total annual exports stay below the threshold value, Customs regards the company’s obligation to provide information as expired, and informs the company of this with a letter. In practice, this takes place in the spring based on the information of the entire preceding year.


Companies do not need to register as Intrastat declarants themselves. If the threshold of the obligation to declare statistical data for imports is met, Customs notifies the company of this obligation. Similarly, Customs notifies companies of the obligation to provide data for exports.


A company can choose if each of its offices provides its own declaration or if the information of all offices is combined into a single declaration. If declarations are to be submitted by individual offices, the company should apply for reporting unit IDs (INT codes) for them. The application can be informal and it should state the contact information of the offices. The application can be sent by e-mail to intrastat@tulli.fi.


Customs needs to be informed about the matter. Declarations can continue without interruption if the activity under the new VAT ID continues to be the same.


Yes. An Intrastat declaration is a monthly declaration, and it must be submitted every month. If no EU imports or exports to be included in statistics have occurred during a specific month, a so-called “empty” declaration is to be submitted.


You can make a normal Intrastat declaration on such a consignment for the month from where the consignment is missing. Additional declarations do not substitute previously sent declarations, which means that a company can submit several declarations per month. Additional declarations can be made until mid-August of the year following the statistical reference year.


Finnish Customs’ international trade statistics are published on the “International trade statistics” page. The page contains the latest statistical publications and reviews. The page also contains information on statistics compilation practices, the publication schedule for statistics, and complete statistical graphs. The chart page contains complete Excel charts on Finland’s imports and exports according to, for example, commodity group and country.

The detailed international trade statistics of Finnish Customs can be obtained from Uljas, the distribution system for international trade statistics. The database can be used free of charge and it does not require registration.


According to Act on the Openness of Government Activities, Customs’ company-specific international trade statistics are secret and cannot be disclosed to outside parties.

Customs publishes reviews of international trade by company type and company size (only in Finnish). The reviews do not contain any company-specific information.


In the Uljas database, you can retrieve statistics based on the SITC Rev. 3 classification dating back to 1987. On the Customs website, you can download Excel charts indicating imports and exports by country starting from 1881. Time sequences related to unit value and volume indexes are available starting from 1866.


Customs has occasionally published a review of Finland’s international trade indicating the shares of Finnish regions in the total export volume. You can download the latest review (only in Finnish) here.


In the “Indicators” box, select “Quantity unit code” and “Supplementary quantity unit code”. Note that statistics on supplementary quantities are not compiled for all commodity codes. The codes are displayed in the retrieved chart next to the quantity and supplementary quantity of the commodity code. The code explanation is displayed in the chart footnote, for example “1 = kg”.

See also the instructions for using the Uljas database on the Customs website.


Open the drop-down menu of the “Classification of Products” box (first one of the five boxes) and select the required level.

See also the instructions for using the Uljas database on the Customs website.


In the “Indicators” box (last one of the five boxes), select a cumulative indicator, which you can find by scrolling down the menu. In the “Time period” box, select the December or the last available month of the year on which you need information.

See also the instructions for using the Uljas database on the Customs website.


The change refers to the change in import or export value when compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.


Information on selecting commodity codes is available on the Customs website. You can also contact the Customs Information Service with the enquiry form or by phone (+358 (0) 295 5202, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.). When necessary, your enquiry is directed to Customs’ nomenclature experts.


                            

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