Inflation in Finland
Finland - Inflation
Inflation accelerates in August
Consumer prices rose 0.4% in August compared to the previous month, contrasting the 0.3% decrease in July. The increase was due to higher prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, clothing and footwear, and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels.
The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP)—which does not include certain factors such as the vehicle tax or fishing and hunting fees—also showed prices rose 0.4% in August compared to the previous month, after decreasing 0.3% in July.
CPI inflation accelerated to 1.1% in August from 0.8% in July, while HICP inflation ticked up to 1.2% from 1.0%.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect CPI inflation to average 1.2% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate. In 2020, our panelists see inflation averaging 1.5%.
Finland - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||1.5||1.0||-0.2||0.4||0.8|
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Finland Inflation Chart
Source: Statistics Finland.
|Bond Yield||-0.35||3.70 %||Sep 04|
|Exchange Rate||9.03||-0.38 %||Sep 04|
|Stock Market||3,879||0.0 %||Sep 04|
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September 13, 2019
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September 13, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.4% in August compared to the previous month, contrasting the 0.3% decrease in July.
August 30, 2019
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August 15, 2019
The current account balance improved to a EUR 0.8 billion surplus in June from the revised EUR 0.6 billion surplus in May (previously reported: surplus of EUR 0.3 billion). In the 12 months leading up to June, the current account balance totaled a EUR 1.5 billion deficit, marking an improvement over the EUR 3.4 billion deficit in May. The trade balance improved to a EUR 0.4 billion surplus in June from the EUR 0.1 billion surplus in May.
August 14, 2019
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