Friday 9/17/21
BUSINESS

Finland trade deficit narrows

Shipments to the EU countries grew 24.5 per cent in June
Port of Helsinki. Photo: Port of Helsinki.
Photo: Port of Helsinki.

Finland's trade deficit narrowed in June, preliminary figures from the Finnish Customs showed on Friday.

The trade deficit decreased to 185 million euros (218 million dollars) in June from 255 million euros in the same month last year.

In May, the trade deficit was 230 million euros.

Exports rose 23.8 per cent year-on-year in June and imports grew 21.0 per cent.

Shipments to the EU countries grew 24.5 per cent in June and imports from those countries rose 22.3 per cent.

Exports to countries outside the EU increased 22.9 per cent and imports from those countries rose 19.1 per cent.

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