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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How and when are enterprises selected for the BOPQ inquiry?

The enterprises are selected as data providers based on the size of their foreign financial assets and liabilities in the autumn preceding the calendar year. Statistics Finland send a notification letter to those obliged to report in January of the reporting year at the latest.

What are the survey data used for?

The data are used to compile balance of payments statistics, financial statistics, and economic statistics for Finland, the eurozone, and the EU area at Statistics Finland, the European Central Bank and Eurostat.