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Published: 26 March 2019

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,522,018 at the end of February

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,522,018 at the end of February. Our country's population increased by 245 persons during January-February. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 2,438. The number of births was 2,105 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2016–2019*

 Population increase by month 2016–2019*

During January-February, 7,135 children were born, which is 571 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2018. The number of deaths was 9,240, which is 312 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for February, 4,570 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 2,132 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 273 lower and the number of emigrants 550 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 1,106 of the immigrants and 1,448 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 37,699 during January-February. Compared with the corresponding period in 2018, the decrease was 2,153 migrations according to the municipal division of 2019.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joni Rantakari 029 551 3249, Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, 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. February 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.9.2023].
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