Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, April 2020
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Exports decreased by 19.8 per cent in April
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports decreased by 19.8 per cent, while the value of imports decreased by 27.5 per cent in April year-on-year. The value of Finnish exports in April was EUR 4.4 billion and the value of imports was EUR 4.2 billion. In January-April, the total value of exports decreased by 14.5 per cent and the value of imports by 9.3 per cent year-on-year.
The trade balance was EUR 190 million in surplus in April. In January-April, the trade balance ran a deficit of almost EUR 1.2 billion. In April last year, the trade balance was EUR 320 million in deficit and in January-April it was EUR 45 million in surplus.
Exports to EU member states decreased by 21.5 per cent and exports to non-EU countries by 17.9 per cent in April. Imports from EU-countries diminished by 27.7 per cent and imports from non-EU countries fell by 27.1 per cent in April. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU decreased by 14.9 per cent and to non-EU countries by 14.0 per cent. During the same period, imports from EU member states fell by 8.0 per cent and from other countries by 11.2 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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