Finland Current Account


Current account deficit shrinks in February

In February, the current account posted a deficit of EUR 158 million, which was smaller than the EUR 415 million deficit observed in January, and represents a significant improvement over the EUR 709 million shortfall recorded in the same month last year.

The trade balance recorded a surplus of EUR 93 million, which contrasts the EUR 212 million deficit seen in January. The result came on the back of a sharp contraction in imports, which dropped 13.2%, contrasting the 5.1% rise recorded in January. In addition exports deteriorated from a 2.6% year-on-year expansion in January to a 3.3% decrease in February.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panellists expect the current account to reach a deficit of EUR 1.6 billion this year before narrowing down to EUR 1.4 billion in 2014.


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Finland Current Account February 2013

Note: Monthly and 12-month current account balance in EUR billion.
Source: Bank of Finland (BoF).

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