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Latest publication: Balance of payments and international investment position 2022, January

Published: 15 October 2014

Current account in deficit, positive capital outflow in August 2014

In August 2014, Finland's current account was slightly in deficit. The financial account showed net capital outflow.

Current account

The current account was EUR 0.02 billion in deficit in August. Of the sub-items of the current account, the trade balance in balance of payment terms was almost in balance and the primary income account showed a EUR 0.2 billion surplus, while the services account and the secondary income account were in deficit. In the corresponding period one year earlier, the current account showed a surplus of EUR 0.02 billion. The 12-month moving total of the current account was EUR 4.2 billion in deficit.

Finland’s current account and trade account, 12–month moving sum

Finland’s current account and trade account, 12–month moving sum

Financial account and international investment position

In August, outward capital flow on net from Finland amounted to EUR 1.8 billion. Direct investment was EUR 0.2 billion outward on net. Outward portfolio investment was EUR 2.5 billion on net, while portfolio investment claims grew by EUR 1.0 billion and portfolio investment liabilities decreased by EUR 1.5 billion. Other investments, i.e. loans, deposits and trade credits, were EUR 0.6 billion inward.

At the end of August 2014, the net investment position amounted to EUR 8.2 billion. Finnish residents had EUR 702.1 billion in foreign assets and EUR 693.9 billion in foreign liabilities.

The data for September 2014 will be published on 14 November 2014.

Finland’s international investment position

Finland’s international investment position

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

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Updated 15.10.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Balance of payments and international investment position [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-348X. August 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.5.2022].
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