Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, December 2018
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Exports increased by two per cent in December
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports increased by two per cent and the value of imports by four per cent in December year-on-year. The value of Finnish exports in December was 4.9 billion euros and the value of imports was slightly over 5.3 billion euros. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports increased by seven per cent and imports increased by six per cent year-on-year.
The trade balance showed a deficit of 425 million euros in December. Calculated from January to December, there was a deficit of 2.6 billion euros. Under the same period 2017, the balance of trade showed a deficit of almost 2.8 billion euros. In 2017, the trade balance for December showed a deficit of 350 million euros.
Exports to EU member states increased by four per cent in December while exports to non-EU countries remained at the level of the previous year. Imports from EU-countries decreased by one per cent while imports from non-EU countries rose by 12 per cent in December. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU increased by six per cent and to non-EU countries by eight per cent. During the same period, imports from EU member states rose by four per cent and from other countries by ten 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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