In September, there was a current account surplus of EUR 73 million, compared with EUR 458 million a year earlier. The aggregate current account for the previous 12 months posted a deficit of EUR 4 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 fuel, are added to both imports and exports.
There was a net inflow of capital in September, in the amount of EUR 0.3 billion.
The net international investment position at the end of September was positive, in the amount of EUR 18 billion.
More information Anne Turkkila tel. +358 10 831 2175, and Maria Huhtaniska-Montiel tel. +358 10 831 2534, email firstname.lastname(at)bof.fi
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