Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, February 2018
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Exports increased by nine per cent in February
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports increased by nine per cent and the value of imports increased by eight per cent in February compared with the year before. The value of Finnish exports in February was almost 4.8 billion euros and the value of imports was slightly under 5.1 billion euros. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports increased by 11 per cent and imports by six per cent.
The trade balance showed a deficit of 285 million euros in February. Calculated from January to February there was a deficit of 445 million euros. Under the same period last year, the balance of trade showed a deficit of 835 million euros. Last year the trade balance for February showed a deficit of 295 million euros.
Exports to EU member states increased by seven per cent in February and exports to non-EU countries by 12 per cent. Imports from EU-countries increased by eight per cent and imports from non-EU countries grew also by eight per cent in February. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU increased by nine per cent and to non-EU countries by 14 per cent. During the same period imports from EU member states rose by nine per cent and from other countries by two 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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