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Latest publication: Balance of payments and international investment position 2020, March

Published: 13 January 2020

Current account in surplus in November, financial account in balance

The current account showed a surplus in November. The value of goods exports in balance of payments terms decreased by 8 per cent from twelve months back. Financial account was in balance. 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

In November, the current account was EUR 0.2 billion in surplus. The 12-month moving total of the current account was EUR 0.8 billion in deficit.

Of the sub-items of the current account, the goods account in balance of payments terms was EUR 0.1 billion in surplus. The value of goods exports in balance of payments terms decreased by 8 per cent year-on-year and totalled EUR 5.1 billion. The value of goods imports in balance of payments terms decreased by 9 per cent from twelve months back. The service account showed a deficit of EUR 0.3 billion.

The primary income account was EUR 0.5 billion in surplus. The primary income account includes e.g. investment income like interests and dividends. The secondary income account was EUR 0.1 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 November, financial account was in balance. Of the sub-items of the financial account, net capital outflow was mainly in the form of other investments, EUR 3.1 billion. Net capital inflow was mostly in the form of portfolio investments, EUR 1.9 billion.


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

Inquiries: Hanna Björklund 029 551 3296, Risto Sippola 029 551 3383, balanceofpayments@stat.fi.

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Updated 13.1.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. November 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.5.2020].
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