Finland - Real Exports of Goods and Services

Finland: Real Exports of Goods and Services

Mnemonic EX$.IFIN
Unit Mil. Ch. 2010 EUR, WDASA
Adjustments Working Day Adjusted and Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 2.6 %
Data 2020 Q3 19,756
2020 Q2 19,255

Series Information

Source Statistics Finland
Release Quarterly National Accounts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1990
End Date 9/30/2020

Finland: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Current Account Balance Dec 2020 2,041 441 Mil. EUR, NSA Monthly
Balance of Goods Nov 2020 -181.74 -50.83 Mil. EUR, NSA Monthly
Exports of Goods Nov 2020 4,952 5,104 Mil. EUR, NSA Monthly
Imports of Goods Nov 2020 5,133 5,155 Mil. EUR, NSA Monthly
Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q3 20,018 19,322 Mil. EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q3 19,756 19,255 Mil. Ch. 2010 EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2017 85,226,000,000 79,350,000,000 NCU Annual
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2017 84,525,000,000 81,650,000,000 NCU Annual

Release Information

Quarterly National Accounts describe Finland's economy systematically and according to the same concepts and definitions as annual national accounts, but at a more aggregated level. 

The statistics are produced in accordance with the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010), adopted with a regulation of the EU Council 2013. The economy is described from the perspectives of output, demand and in-come formation. The examination extends to data at current prices and chain-linked volume data where the reference year is 2010. The produced data show how Finland's GDP has developed by quarter, which activities have grown and by how much, whether output has grown because of exports or investments, how the consumption of households has changed from the previous quarter and how much wages and salaries have risen from the previous quarter. The data includes original, seasonally adjusted and trend series. The time series start from the year 1990.

Volume refers to data adjusted for price changes. One problem with current price estimates is that price fluctuations can often dominate the changes in value. Volume estimates are needed to separate real changes in economic activity from these price changes. That is why the percentage change of GDP is normally dervied from the volume estimates. Volume in national accounts is not simply a measure of quantity because it also comprises changes in quality.

Chain-linking means that the volume data of each year are first calculated at previous year prices. From these the annual volume changes are calculated, which are then linked together to form a chain-linked volume time series. An alternative way of calculating volume series, prior to 2006, is to use a fixed base year.