Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, June 2019
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Value of exports decreased by three per cent in June
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports decreased by three per cent and the value of imports by ten per cent in June year-on-year. The value of Finnish exports in June was slightly over 5.2 billion euros and the value of imports was slightly under 5.1 billion euros. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports have increased by four per cent but imports have decreased by one per cent year-on-year.
The trade balance showed a surplus of 195 million euros in June. Calculated from January to June there was a surplus of 130 million euros. Under the same period last year, the balance of trade showed a deficit of 1.2 billion euros. Last year the trade balance for June showed a deficit of 175 million euros.
Exports to EU member states decreased by seven per cent while exports to non-EU countries increased by three per cent in June. Imports from EU-countries decreased by 14 per cent and imports from non-EU countries fell by three per cent in June. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU increased by two per cent and to non-EU countries by six per cent. During the same period, imports from EU member states remained at the level of the previous year, 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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