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Published: 26 February 2019

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,521,236 at the end of January

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,521,236 at the end of January. Our country's population increased by 370 persons during January. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 1,331. The number of births was 961 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2016–2019*

 Population increase by month 2016–2019*

During January, 3,846 children were born, which is 217 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2018. The number of deaths was 4,807, which is 118 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for January, 2,334 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 1,003 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 450 lower and the number of emigrants 547 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 652 of the immigrants and 697 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 20,080 during January. Compared with the corresponding period in 2018, the decrease was 2,145 migrations according to the municipal division of 2019.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. January 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.9.2023].
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