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Published: 22 June 2021

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,539,718 at the end of May

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,539,718 at the end of May. Our country's population increased by 5,925 persons during January-May. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 8,499. The number of births was 2,767 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2018–2021*

 Population increase by month 2018–2021*

During January-May, 20,264 children were born, which is 1,191 higher than in the corresponding period in 2020. The number of deaths was 23,031, which is 551 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for January-May, 12,268 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 3,769 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 453 higher and the number of emigrants 1,624 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 2,981 of the immigrants and 2,424 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 106,231 during January-May. Compared with the corresponding period in 2020, the increase was 3,499 migrations according to the municipal division of 2021.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, Joni Rantakari 029 551 3249,

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. May 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 9.12.2023].
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