Published: 30 September 2008

Revised EMU deficit and debt figures for 2007 released

According to a revision of Statistics Finland’s preliminary data, the general government’s EMU surplus amounted to EUR 9.6 billion, or 5.3 per cent of GDP in 2007, while the respective figures in 2006 were EUR 6.9 billion and 4.1 per cent of GDP. The central government sector’s surplus increased by EUR 2.2 billion from the year before and totalled EUR 3.8 billion. The local government sector continued to show a slight deficit, which in 2007 amounted to EUR 0.1 billion. Employment pension funds accumulated a surplus of EUR 5.4 billion. The surplus of other social security funds amounted to EUR 0.5 billion.

The amount of general government EMU debt contracted by EUR 2.4 billion to EUR 63.1 billion during 2007. Central government debt contracted by EUR 2.9 billion whereas local government debt grew by EUR 0.5 billion. At the same time, the GDP share of the EMU debt fell to 35.1 per cent from the previous year’s 39.2 per cent.

Compared to the preliminary data for 2007 released in March, general government surplus became revised upwards by EUR 0.1 billion. General government debt remained almost unchanged.

The figures derive from the data reported by Statistics Finland to the European Commission in September.

Finland's general government EMU deficit (-) and debt, percentage of GDP

Finland's general government EMU deficit (-) and debt, percentage of GDP

Source: General government deficit and gross debt according to EMU criteria, 2007. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mika Sainio (09) 1734 2686, Matti Okko (09) 1734 3341, rahoitus.tilinpito@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ari Tyrkkö

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Updated 30.09.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): General government deficit and debt [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5914. 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/jali/2007/jali_2007_2008-09-30_tie_001_en.html