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Published: 15 October 2015

Current account in surplus in August 2015, net capital inflow to Finland

The current account showed a surplus of EUR 0.2 billion in August 2015. Investment was inward on net, in the amount of EUR 4.0 billion. The data appear from Statistics Finland's statistics on balance of payments and international investment position.

Finland’s current account and trade account

Finland’s current account and trade account

Current account

The current account showed a surplus of EUR 0.2 billion, which was particularly due to the primary income account. The combined balance sheet of goods and services was in balance. The 12-month moving total of the current account was EUR 0.8 billion in surplus.

In August exports of goods in balance of payment terms amounted to EUR 4.2 billion and imports of goods to EUR 4.1 billion. Exports of goods fell by five per cent from the year before. The primary income account was EUR 0.3 billion in surplus. The secondary income account was EUR 0.1 billion in deficit.

Finland’s current account and trade account, 12 –month moving sum

Finland’s current account and trade account, 12 –month moving sum

Financial account and international investment position

In August 2015, net direct investment was EUR 4.0 billion inward. Of the sub-items of the financial account, direct investment was EUR 1.0 billion inward, portfolio investment was EUR 1.9 billion outward, and other investments EUR 4.6 billion inward. Other investments comprise of for example loans and deposits.

At the end of August 2015, the net investment position was EURO 0.6 billion. Finland had EUR 749.9 billion in foreign assets and EUR 749.4 billion in foreign liabilities.

The data for September 2015 will be published on 13 November 2015.

Finland’s international investment position

Finland’s international investment position

Source: Balance of payments and international investment position, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Tapio Kuusisto 029 551 3318, Mira Malhotra 029 551 3411, balanceofpayments@stat.fi.

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Updated 15.10.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. August 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.2.2024].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/mata/2015/08/mata_2015_08_2015-10-15_tie_001_en.html