Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, September 2018
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Exports increased by two per cent in September
According to the preliminary statistics of international trade in goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports increased by two per cent year-on-year, while the value of imports remained at the level of the previous year. The value of Finnish exports in September was slightly over 5.1 billion euros and the value of imports was slightly under 5.3 billion euros. Calculated from the beginning of the year, both exports and imports increased by six per cent year-on-year.
The trade balance showed a deficit of 160 million euros in September. Calculated from January to September, there was a deficit of 1.9 billion euros. Under the same period last year, the balance of trade showed a deficit of almost two billion euros. Last year the trade balance for September showed a deficit of 260 million euros.
Exports to EU member states remained at the level of the previous year, while exports to non-EU countries increased by five per cent in September. Imports from EU countries decreased by nine per cent while imports from non-EU countries rose by 16 per cent in September. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to EU countries rose by five per cent and to non-EU countries by eight per cent year-on-year. During the same period, imports from EU member states rose by four per cent and from other countries by nine 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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