The current account posted a surplus of EUR 0.2 bn in November 2012, compared to a deficit of EUR 0.1 bn a year earlier. The aggregate current account for the past 12 months was EUR 3.1 bn in deficit.
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 balance of payments 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 net capital inflow of EUR 0.2 bn.
Net international investment position at end-November
Foreign assets exceeded foreign liabilities by EUR 19 bn.
Net international investment position – excluding equity items – was a negative EUR 67 bn.
Finland's balance of payments
|12 month moving sum, EUR million|
|Errors and omissions||-7,416||630||-437||-9,312|
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