Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, May 2019
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Value of exports increased by six per cent in May
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports increased by six per cent and the value of imports by two per cent in May year-on-year. Both the value of Finnish exports and imports in May was 5.7 billion euros. In January-May, exports increased by five per cent and imports by one per cent year-on-year.
The trade balance showed a deficit of 10 million euros in May. Calculated from January to May, there was a deficit of 90 million euros. Under the same period last year, the balance of trade showed a deficit of slightly over billion euros. Last year the trade balance for May showed a deficit of 250 million euros.
Exports to EU member states increased by five per cent and exports to non-EU countries by nine per cent in May. Imports from EU-countries increased by four per cent while imports from non-EU countries fell by one per cent in May. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU increased by three per cent and to non-EU countries by six per cent. During the same period, imports from EU member states rose by three per cent but decreased from other countries by two 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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