Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, September 2020
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Exports decreased by 7.9 per cent in September
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports decreased by 7.9 per cent, while the value of imports declined by 5.1 per cent in September year-on-year. The value of Finnish exports in September was almost EUR 4.9 billion and the value of imports almost EUR 5.3 billion. In January-September, the total value of exports decreased by 15.2 per cent and the value of imports by 11.4 per cent year-on-year.
The trade balance was EUR 380 million in deficit in September. In January-September, the trade balance ran a deficit of EUR 2.8 billion. In September last year, the trade balance was EUR 243 million in deficit, and in January-September it was EUR 1.0 billion in deficit.
Exports to EU member states decreased by 4.0 per cent and exports to non-EU countries by 12.5 per cent in September. Imports from EU-countries diminished by 3.3 per cent and imports from non-EU countries fell by 7.7 per cent in September. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU-countries decreased by 14.5 per cent and to non-EU countries by 16.1 per cent. During the same period, imports from EU member states fell by 9.6 per cent and from other countries by 13.8 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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