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Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, December 2019

10.2.2020 9.00



Finnish Customs, Statistics

The value of exports increased by 13.3 per cent in December

According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finland’s exports of goods was EUR 5.6 billion in December. The value of exports increased by 13.3 per cent year-on-year. The value of imports fell by 1.9 per cent in December to just under EUR 5.3 billion. In January-December, the total value of exports increased by 1.9 per cent, while the value of total imports decreased by 1.4 per cent year-on-year.

In December, the trade balance was in surplus EUR 330 million. In January-December, the trade balance had a deficit of EUR 710 million. In December 2018, the trade balance showed a deficit of EUR 428 million and a deficit of EUR 2.9 billion in January-December.

In December, exports to EU countries increased by 24.5 per cent, but imports from EU countries fell by 3.9 per cent. At the same time, exports to countries outside the EU fell by 2.0 per cent, but imports from countries outside the EU increased by 1.2 per cent. In January-December, exports to EU countries increased by 1.7 per cent and exports to non-EU countries rose by 2.3 per cent. Over the same period, imports from EU countries decreased by 0.1 per cent and imports from outside the EU by 3.4 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.

Further information:

Kaarna, Anssi tel. +358 40 332 8153
Telasuo, Christina tel. +358 40 332 1828
E-mail: [email protected]

Figure 1. Monthly export, import and trade balance 2017-2019
  • Figure 1. Monthly export, import and trade balance 2017-2019
  • Figure 2. Changes of export values by month compared with the same month of the previous year 2017-2019
  • Figure 3. Changes of import values by month compared with the same month of the previous year 2017-2019
  • Figure 4. Exports 2017-2019 (original, seasonally adjusted and trend)
  • Figure 5. Imports 2017-2019 (original, seasonally adjusted and trend)

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