Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, March 2019
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Value of exports remained unchanged in March year-on-year
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports remained at the level of the previous year in March. The value of imports decreased by three per cent in March year-on-year. The value of Finnish exports in March was slightly over 5.4 billion euros and the value of imports was about 5.5 billion euros. In January-March, exports increased by six per cent but imports decreased by two per cent year-on-year.
The trade balance showed a deficit of 95 million euros in March. Calculated from January to March, there was a surplus of 315 million euros. Under the same period last year, the balance of trade showed a deficit of 900 million euros. Last year the trade balance for March showed a deficit of 300 million euros.
Both exports to EU member states and non-EU countries remained at the level of the previous year in March. Imports from EU-countries decreased by two per cent and imports from non-EU countries declined by five per cent in March. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU member states increased by eight per cent and to non-EU countries by three per cent. During the same period, imports from EU member states rose by one per cent, but decreased 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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