Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, February 2019
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Exports increased by seven 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 seven per cent year-on-year, while the value of imports remained at the level of the previous year. The value of Finnish exports in February was slightly over 5.1 billion euros and the value of imports was slightly under 5.2 billion euros. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports increased by nine per cent, but imports decreased by one per cent year-on-year.
The trade balance showed a deficit of 60 million euros in February. Calculated from January to February there was a surplus of 450 million euros. Under the same period last year, the balance of trade showed a deficit of 595 million euros. Last year the trade balance for February showed a deficit of 370 million euros.
Exports to EU member states increased by seven per cent in February and exports to non-EU countries by six per cent. Imports from EU-countries increased by three per cent, while imports from non-EU countries fell by four per cent in February. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU increased by 12 per cent and to non-EU countries by four per cent. During the same period, imports from EU member states rose by two per cent, but decreased from other countries by six 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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