Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, August 2019
Finnish Customs, Statistics
The value of exports fell by 1.6 per cent in August
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports of goods was just over EUR 5.0 billion in August. The value of exports was 1.6 per cent lower than in August last year. The value of imports fell by 6.5 per cent in August to nearly EUR 5.3 billion. In January-August, the total value of exports increased by 2.7 per cent year-on-year. Total imports from the beginning of the year decreased by 0.9 per cent compared to the same period last year.
In August, the balance of trade showed a deficit of EUR 240 million. In January-August, the trade deficit amounted to EUR 580 million. In August last year, the trade deficit was EUR 523 million and in January-August it was close to EUR 2.1 billion.
Exports to EU member states remained at the previous year's level in August, but imports from the EU fell by 4.2 per cent. At the same time, exports to non-EU countries fell by 3.7 per cent and imports from non-EU countries by 9.5 per cent. In January-August, exports to EU countries grew by 1.3 per cent and exports to countries outside EU by 4.7 per cent. Over the same period, imports from EU countries increased by 0.4 per cent, while imports from other countries decreased by 2.7 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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