Official Statistics of Finland


Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Net migration clearly lower in 2018 than in the year before
17 Jun 2019
According to Statistics Finland, the migration gain for Finland in 2018 decreased clearly as it was 19 per cent lower than in 2017. The migration gain for Finland decreased to 11,958 persons from the previous year's 14,824. The reason for the lower migration gain was a decrease in immigration and an increase in emigration. In 2018, altogether 31,106 persons moved to Finland from abroad and 19,148 persons moved abroad from Finland.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2019.

Description: The statistics on migration describe the moving of individual persons. The statistics differentiate moves across the Finnish territorial boundaries, that is, immigration and emigration, and internal moves within the country, which are further classified into moves between and within municipalities. In migration statistics, data are compiled by the age, gender, marital status, native language, country of birth, and region of arrival and departure of migrants. A person may appear in one year’s statistics several times because the statistical unit is move.
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Keywords: emigration, emigration and immigration, immigration, increase of population, intermunicipal migration, internal migration, intramunicipal migration, migration, population, population changes, vital statistics.
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Change: No release on migration statistics on 14 December 2018
29 Oct 2018
Differing from our prior notification, Statistics Finland will not produce the second release on the migration statistics on 14 December 2018.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Migration [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6782. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.10.2019].
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