Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, December 2020
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Exports increased by 6.8 per cent in December
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports increased by 6.8 per cent, while the value of imports declined by 5.3 per cent in December year-on-year. The value of Finnish exports in December was EUR 6.0 billion and the value of imports EUR 5.0 billion. In January-December, the total value of exports decreased by 11.9 per cent and the value of imports by 9.9 per cent year-on-year.
The trade balance was EUR 1.0 billion in surplus in December. In January-December, the trade balance ran a deficit of EUR 2.0 billion. In December 2019, the trade balance was EUR 367 million in surplus, but in January-December it was 797 million in deficit.
Exports to EU member states decreased by 17.1 per cent, but exports to non-EU countries increased by 43.6 per cent in December. A delivery of a ship with a value of 950 EUR million to USA had a significant upward impact to the trade figures in December. Imports from EU countries increase by 1.9 per cent, but imports from non-EU countries decreased by 14.8 per cent in December. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU countries decreased by 12.8 per cent and to non-EU countries by 10.7 per cent. During the same period, imports from EU member states fell by 7.5 per cent and from other countries by 13.1 per cent.
The monthly preliminary statistics release contains preliminary overall figures about Finland's international trade in goods. More precise figures of exports and imports as well as detailed statistics about specific countries and goods will be published at the end of the month in the monthly statistical release.
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