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Published: 21 June 2018

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,514,997 at the end of May

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,514,997 at the end of May. Our country's population increased by 1,867 persons during January-May. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 5,578. The number of births was 3,711 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2014–2018*

 Population increase by month 2014–2018*

During January-May, 19,694 children were born, which is 780 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2017. The number of deaths was 23,405, which is 176 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for May, 11,204 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 5,626 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 978 lower and the number of emigrants 756 higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 2,928 of the immigrants and 3,600 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 99,680 during January-May. Compared with the corresponding period in 2017, the decrease was 1,076 migrations according to the municipal division of 2018.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, Matti Saari 029 551 3401, Joni Rantakari 029 551 3249,

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. May 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.9.2023].
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