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Published: 11 February 2022

Current account in surplus in December, net capital inflow to Finland from abroad

The current account was in surplus in December. The value of goods exports in balance of payments terms increased by 17 per cent year-on-year. Net capital inflow to Finland from abroad. The data appear from Statistics Finland's statistics on balance of payments and international investment position.

Current account and goods and services account

Current account and goods and services account

Current account

The current account was EUR 1.2 billion in surplus in December. The 12-month moving total of the current account was EUR 2.3 billion in surplus.

Of the sub-items of the current account, the goods account in balance of payment terms was EUR 0.5 billion in surplus. The value of goods exports in balance of payments terms increased by 17 per cent year-on-year and was EUR 7.4 billion at the same time as the value of goods imports in balance of payments terms increased by 41 per cent year-on-year to EUR 6.9 billion. The service account was in surplus.

The primary income account was EUR 0.9 billion in surplus. At the same time the secondary income account was EUR 0.3 billion in deficit.

Current account and goods and services account, 12 –month moving total

Current account and goods and services account, 12 –month moving total

Financial account

In December net capital inflow to Finland from abroad amounted to EUR 5.2 billion. Of the functional categories of the financial account, net capital inflow was highest in the form of portfolio investments, EUR 5.6 billion. Net capital outflow from Finland was highest in the form of other investments.


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

Inquiries: Marianna Mukkulainen 029 551 3405, Mikko Pitkänen 029 551 3469, Risto Sippola 029 551 3383, balanceofpayments@stat.fi.

Head of Department in charge: Katri Kaaja

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Updated 11.02.2022

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. December 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.4.2024].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/mata/2021/12/mata_2021_12_2022-02-11_tie_001_en.html