Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, March 2018
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Exports decreased by one per cent in March
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports decreased by one per cent while the value of imports increased by three per cent in March year-on-year. The value of Finnish exports in March was 5.4 billion euros and the value of imports was slightly under 5.6 billion euros. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports increased by six per cent and imports by five per cent.
The trade balance showed a deficit of 160 million euros in March. Calculated from January to March, there was a deficit of 625 million euros. Under the same period last year, the balance of trade showed a deficit of 795 million euros. Last year the trade balance for March showed a surplus of 40 million euros.
Exports both to EU member states and to non-EU countries decreased by one per cent in March. Imports from EU-countries remained at the level of the previous year, but imports from non-EU countries rose by six per cent in March. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU increased by five per cent and to non-EU countries by eight per cent. During the same period, imports from EU member states rose by six per cent and from other countries by four 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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