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Preliminary statistics on the foreign trade of goods, January 2016

9.3.2016 9.00

Finnish Customs, Statistics

Exports decreased by ten per cent in January

According to the preliminary statistics of foreign trade of goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports decreased by ten per cent and the value of imports by nine per cent in January compared with the year before. The value of Finnish exports in January was almost 3.6 billion euros and the value of imports was slightly under 3.9 billion euros.

The trade balance showed a deficit of 320 million euros in January. Last year the trade balance for January showed a deficit of 300 million euros.

Exports to EU member states decreased by nine per cent in January and exports to non-EU countries by 12 per cent. Imports from EU-countries fell by eight per cent and imports from non-EU countries by nine per cent in January.

The monthly preliminary statistics release contains preliminary overall figures about Finland's foreign trade of 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
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