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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2022, February

Published: 25 February 2020

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,528,442 at the end of January

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,528,442 at the end of January. Our country's population increased by 869 persons during January. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 1,127. The number of births was 671 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2017–2020*

 Population increase by month 2017–2020*

During January, 3,882 children were born, which is 15 higher than in the corresponding period in 2019. The number of deaths was 4,553, which is 575 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for January, 2,231 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 1,104 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 569 lower and the number of emigrants 268 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 636 of the immigrants and 739 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 20,901 during January. Compared with the corresponding period in 2019, the decrease was 92 migrations according to the municipal division of 2020.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, Juhana Nordberg 029 551 3051,

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. January 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.7.2022].
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