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Capital transfers

Capital transfers are different from current transfers in that they involve the acquisition or disposal of an asset, or assets, by at least one of the parties to the transaction. Regardless of whether the capital transfers are made in cash or in kind, they result in a commensurate change in the financial, or non-financial, assets shown in the balance sheets of one or both parties to the transaction.
Capital transfers consist of capital taxes, investment subsidies and other cap-ital transfers.



Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

Related concepts

Capital transfers are composed of investment subsidies and other capital transfers (eg transfers of ownership of fixed assets and debt forgiveness). The bulk of capital transfers in Finland's balance of payments are investment subsidies, while other capital transfers are insignificant. Investment subsidies are mainly related to payments from the EU's structural and agricultural funds to private and public sectors.
Capital transfers statistics are based on administrative data, mainly central government financial statement information, available to Statistics Finland.



Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • IMF

Related concepts


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