Preliminary statistics on the international trade in goods, May 2018
Finnish Customs, Statistics
Exports decreased by five per cent in May
According to the preliminary statistics of foreign trade of goods provided by Finnish Customs, the value of Finnish exports decreased by five per cent while the value of imports increased by three per cent in May compared with the year before. The value of Finnish exports in May was 5.3 billion euros and the value of imports was slightly under 5.6 billion euros. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports have increased by seven per cent and imports have increased by six per cent.
The trade balance showed a deficit of 260 million euros in May. Calculated from January to May there was a deficit of 785 million euros. Under the same period last year, the balance of trade showed a deficit of 990 million euros. Last year the trade balance for May showed a surplus of 205 million euros.
Exports to EU member states decreased by ten per cent in May while exports to non-EU countries increased by three per cent. Imports from EU-countries as well as from non-EU countries increased by three per cent in May. Calculated from the beginning of the year, exports to both EU and to non-EU countries increased by seven per cent. During the same period, imports from EU member states rose by seven 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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