National economy

Returns on foreign direct investments (FDI) record high in 2022

release | Foreign direct investments 2022

According to Statistics Finland, Finnish investors generated returns on outward FDI totalling EUR 14.8 billion, and foreign investors on inward FDI totalling EUR 7.9 billion. Thus, the net effect of direct investments on the primary income account of the current account in 2022 was record high, EUR 6.9 billion. The previous record level was EUR 5.8 billion in 2020.

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  • Inward FDI generated EUR 7.9 billion and outward FDI EUR 14.8 billion. The net effect of returns on Finland's current account was record high, EUR 6.9 billion.
  • The value of the stock of inward FDI was EUR 77.8 billion and of outward FDI EUR 130.4 billion.
  • According to the directional principle, net capital inflow in the form of direct investments amounted to EUR 4.6 billion and net capital outflow to EUR 6.4 billion.


See key statistical data in the figures.

Returns on FDI in 2022

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