Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, December 2017
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Exports increased by four 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 four per cent and the value of imports remained at the level of the previous year in December. The value of Finnish exports in December was 4.7 billion euros and the value of imports was slightly over five billion euros. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports increased by 15 per cent and imports by 13 per cent year-on-year.
The trade balance showed a deficit of 335 million euros in December. Calculated from January to December there was a deficit of 2.5 billion euros. Under the same period year 2016, the balance of trade showed a deficit of over 3.1 billion euros. In 2016 the trade balance for December showed a deficit of 537 million euros.
Exports to EU member states increased by nine per cent in December while exports to non-EU countries decreased by one per cent. Imports from EU-countries increased by four per cent while imports from non-EU countries fell by seven per cent in December. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU increased by 17 per cent and to non-EU countries by 12 per cent. During the same period, imports from EU member states increased by ten per cent and from other countries by 17 per cent.
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