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    General government debt grew by EUR 8.6 billion in the second quarter of 2020
    24 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    General government EDP debt, i.e. consolidated gross debt at nominal prices amounted to EUR 163.4 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2020 and grew by EUR 8.6 billion during the quarter. Relative to GDP, general government debt stood at 68.6 per cent. Correspondingly, general government debt has grown by EUR 17.7 billion compared with the respective period of the year before. These data derive from Statistics Finland's statistics on general government debt by quarter.

    General governments net financial assets increased in the second quarter of 2020
    24 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    At the end of the second quarter of 2020, general government's net financial assets, i.e. the difference between assets and liabilities, amounted to EUR 132.2 billion. Net financial assets went up by EUR 9.7 billion from the previous quarter. The growth was mostly due to employment pension schemes positive investment income. These data derive from general government financial accounts compiled by Statistics Finland.

    Households net assets grew in 2019
    24 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    Households financial assets amounted to EUR 331.5 billion and other assets to EUR 506.3 billion at the end of 2019. Financial assets increased by EUR 27.2 billion during the year and other assets by EUR 17.7 billion. The most important items in other assets, that is, non-financial assets, are residential buildings and land. Households liabilities also grew, in total by EUR 10.1 billion, so the level of liabilities rose to EUR 184.1 billion. When liabilities are deducted from financial assets and other assets, households net assets are EUR 653.7 billion. Compared to the previous quarter, households net assets grew by EUR 34.9 billion. These data appear from Statistics Finland's financial accounts statistics.

    Households net financial assets increased strongly in the second quarter of 2020
    24 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    Households financial assets grew by EUR 17.0 billion during the second quarter of 2020 amounting to EUR 334.7 billion. In turn, households debts increased by EUR 2.6 billion during the second quarter of 2020 rising to EUR 186.5 billion. As a result of these changes, households' net financial assets increased by EUR 14.4 billion and the level of net financial assets was EUR 148.2 billion. Net financial assets refer to the difference between financial assets and liabilities. These data derive from Statistics Finlands financial accounts statistics.

    Enterprises turnover grew by 2,4 per cent in 2019
    23 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    According to Statistics Finlands preliminary data, enterprises (NACE B to S, excl. K) turnover without internal items was EUR 427.4 billion in total in 2019. The turnover grew by EUR 9.9 billion, which is 2.4 per cent more than one year ago. Of the turnover growth, EUR 4.0 billion came from manufacturing enterprises, EUR 3.4 billion from service enterprises, EUR 0.5 billion from trade and EUR 1.9 billion from construction.

    Nights spent by resident tourists in Finland decreased by 7 per cent in Augus...
    23 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    Overnight stays by resident tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments declined by 6.9 per cent from last year and 1.51 million nights were recorded for them in August 2020. Overnight stays by resident tourists decreased outside Greater Helsinki by only 0.6 per cent but in Greater Helsinki they declined by 36.9 per cent. Due to the situation caused by the coronavirus, overnight stays by foreign tourists declined by 81.6 per cent and 0.14 million overnight stays were recorded for non-resident tourists. Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 1.66 million overnight stays, which was 31.3 per cent lower than one year before. These figures are preliminary data from Statistics Finlands statistics on accommodation establishments and they have been collected from accommodation establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection.

    Number of fines went down by 12 per cent
    23 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland's data, 12 per cent fewer fines were imposed in 2019 than one year earlier. The number of petty fines went down by 15 per cent and that of fine orders by 11 per cent. In all, 37,676 fines were imposed by courts of first instance, which is four per cent fewer than one year previously. Slightly more summary penal orders by prosecutors were issued than in 2018.

    Number of passengers at Finnish airports decreased by 86 per cent in August 2020
    23 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    Altogether 332,958 passengers flew through Finnish airports in August 2020, which was 86 per cent lower than one year before. There were 272,715 passengers at Helsinki Airport and a total of 60,243 passengers at other domestic airports in August 2020. Helsinki Airport accounted for 82 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

    Producer prices for manufactured products fell by 4.1 per cent from August la...
    23 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for manufactured products fell by an average of 4.1 per cent from August 2019 to August 2020. The producer prices for manufactured products sold on the domestic market declined by 2.9 per cent, while the producer prices of export products fell by 5.4 per cent.

    Retail trade flash estimate: turnover grew by 5.1 per cent year-on-year in Au...
    23 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    According to Statistics Finlands retail trade flash estimate, the working day adjusted turnover of retail trade increased by 5.1 per cent in August from August 2019. The volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of price changes has been eliminated, increased by 4.2 per cent over the same period. In daily consumer goods trade, the working day adjusted turnover increased by 6.8 per cent in August and the sales volume, in turn, by 5.7 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.

    Cubic volume of granted building permits continued to decrease
    21 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland, building permits were granted in May to July 2020 for a total of 8.6 million cubic metres, 35.4 per cent less than one year ago. The cubic volume granted for residential building construction went down by 28.6 per cent and the cubic volume granted for other than residential building construction by 37.9 per cent. The cubic volume for all residential building types decreased clearly from one year ago, most the cubic volume granted for construction of commercial and office buildings, by as much as 52.6 per cent.

    Employment weakened and unemployment grew in August from one year ago
    21 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey, the number of employed people was 65,000 lower in August 2020 than one year ago. There were 42,000 more unemployed than in August 2019. The trend of the employment rate was 71.6 per cent and the trend of the unemployment rate was 7.5 per cent.

    Finland's preliminary population figure 5,532,333 at the end of August
    21 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,532,333 at the end of August. Our country's population increased by 7,041 persons during January-August. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 12,145. The number of births was 5,077 lower than that of deaths.

    Road traffic accidents claimed 22 lives in August
    21 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 427 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in August. In them, 22 persons were killed and 543 persons injured. The number of persons killed was one lower and that of persons injured 36 higher than in August 2019. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

    Vessels in the regular merchant fleet numbered 678 in August 2020
    20 Sep 2020 at 10:00pm
    In August 2020, the size of the Finnish merchant fleet was 1,240 vessels. The regular merchant fleet included 678 vessels and the number of small vessels was 287. The number of barges and other engineless vessels was 275 in total. The Register of Merchant Vessels, in which vessels operating mainly in foreign traffic can be entered, contained a total of 113 vessels in August 2020. The gross tonnage of the entire registered merchant fleet was 1,862,412. The share of gross tonnage of the regular merchant fleet was 1,728,898 and the share of vessels entered in the Register of Merchant Vessels 1,564,966.

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