National economy

General government deficit and debt

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
The statistics on general government deficit and debt are part of national accounts and contain data on Finland's general government deficit and debt. These reports are part of the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP). The data are collected from several sources and published twice a year.


Statistics Finland


For the statistical reference years 2000 to 2021, there was an exceptional revision in the statistics on general government debt by quarter, general government financial accounts and national financial accounts in the releases of 28 June 2022. The same revision was implemented to general government deficit and debt release of 21 October 2022. The reason is the methodological change made to the treatment of government ARA loans, which raised the level of long-term loans in central and local government considerably for the entire time series on both liability and asset sides.
Read more about the change

Key figures

General government EDP deficit (-) / EDP surplus (+), ratio to GDP, % 2021*

General government deficit and debt
Updated: 21/10/2022

Future releases


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General government deficit 2001-2021*

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General government debt 2001-2021*

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Referencing instructions

Referencing instructions

The statistical data released before 5.4.2022 can be found on the archive pages of the statistics.

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