Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, July 2018
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Exports increased by five per cent in July
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports increased by five per cent and the value of imports increased by seven per cent in July compared with the year before. The value of Finnish exports in July was almost five billion euros and the value of imports was 5.4 billion euros. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports have increased by seven per cent and imports have increased by six per cent.
The trade balance showed a deficit of 450 million euros in July. Calculated from January to July there was a deficit of almost 1.2 billion euros. Under the same period last year the balance of trade showed a deficit of over 1.4 billion euros. Last year the trade balance for July showed a deficit of 333 million euros.
Exports to EU member states increased by two per cent in July and exports to non-EU countries increased by eight per cent. Imports from EU-countries increased by six per cent and imports from non-EU countries rose by eight per cent in July. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU increased by six per cent and to non-EU countries by seven. During the same period imports from EU member states rose by five per cent and increased from other countries by six 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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