Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, November 2019
Finnish Customs, Statistics
The value of exports declined by 12.1 per cent in November
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 5.1 billion in November. The value of exports was 12.1 per cent lower than in November 2018. Imports fell by 10.4 per cent in November and the value was just under EUR 5.2 billion. In January-November, the total value of exports increased by 0.9 per cent, while the value of total imports decreased by 1.6 per cent from last year.
In November, the trade balance was in deficit EUR 115 million. In January-November, the trade balance had a deficit of EUR 1.0 billion. In November 2018, the trade balance showed a deficit of EUR 13 million and a deficit of almost EUR 2.5 billion in January-November.
In November, exports to the EU countries decreased by 13.8 per cent and imports from the EU countries fell by 9.5 per cent. At the same time, exports to countries outside the EU fell by 9.6 per cent and imports from countries outside the EU by 11.7 per cent. In January-November, exports to EU countries fell by 0.4 per cent, but exports to non-EU countries increased by 2.7 per cent. Over the same period, imports from EU countries increased by 0.1 per cent, but imports from outside the EU fell by 4.1 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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