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Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, October 2019

10.12.2019 9.00



Finnish Customs, Statistics

The value of exports declined by 2.2 per cent in October

According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finland’s exports of goods was nearly EUR 5.7 billion in October. The value of exports was 2.2 per cent lower than in October last year. Imports fell by 6.2 per cent in October and the value was just under EUR 5.7 billion. In January-October, the total value of exports increased by 2.2 per cent, while the value of total imports decreased by 0.9 per cent from last year.

In October, the trade balance was in surplus EUR 5 million. In January-October, the trade balance had a deficit of EUR 840 million. In October last year, the trade balance showed a deficit of EUR 242 million and a deficit of EUR 2.5 billion in January-October.

In October, exports to the EU countries decreased by 3.1 per cent and imports from the EU countries fell by 7.8 per cent. At the same time, exports to countries outside the EU fell by 0.8 per cent and imports from countries outside the EU by 3.5 per cent. In January-October, exports to EU countries grew by one per cent and exports to non-EU countries by 3.9 per cent. Over the same period, imports from EU countries increased by 0.8 per cent, but imports from outside the EU fell by 3.3 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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