• In May, there was a current account deficit of EUR 0.5 billion, which was less than a year earlier. The aggregate current account for the previous 12 months posted a deficit of EUR 2.3 billion.
1 The data under ‘Goods’ in the balance of payments statistics differ from the National Board of Customs’ foreign trade statistics. Freight and insurance costs, which appear in BOP statistics as services expenditure, are deducted from the National Board of Customs’ cif-based goods imports. Goods produced in ports, including eg fuel, are added to both imports and exports.
• There was a net inflow of capital in May, in the amount of EUR 0.9 billion.
• The net international investment position was positive, in the amount of EUR 23 billion.
• The net international investment position excluding equity items was negative, in the amount of EUR 64 billion.
More information Anni Salo tel. +358 10 831 2480, email firstname.lastname(at)bof.fi
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