(AGENPARL) – HELSINKI (FINLAND), mer 30 settembre 2020
Published: 30 September 2020
During 2019, the value of foreign direct
investments (FDI) to Finland from abroad rose from EUR 62.9 billion
to EUR 76.4 billion. As financial transactions investments were
made to Finland on net to the value of EUR 10.1 billion. EUR 8.0
billion of the investments were debt-based items, that is, capital
flowed to Finland from foreign direct investors mainly in the form
The value of direct investments from Finland abroad grew from
EUR 112.5 billion to EUR 130.4 billion. Most of the growth is
explained by valuation changes of EUR 13.8 billion and reinvested
earnings of EUR 3.8 billion. Investments abroad as financial
transactions totalled just EUR 0.6 billion.
FDI investment portfolio in 2004 to 2019
¹) Starting from 2013, the figures are not fully comparable with
those for 2004 to 2012 due to changes in the international
Examined by country group, investments to Finland came mainly
from the EU area, whose combined share of the investment stock was
82 per cent at the end of 2019. The share of the euro area in the
stock of Finland’s inward FDI was 45 per cent. Correspondingly,
direct investments from Finland abroad were mostly directed to the
areas of the EU (80%) and euro area countries (51%).
During 2019, Finland’s returns from outward FDI totalled a
record amount of EUR 12.2 billion. The returns generated by foreign
owners on direct investments to Finland, totalling EUR 7.4 billion,
were also historically high. This property income is recorded in
the primary income item of Finland’s current account and its net
effect on Finland’s current account was EUR 4.8 billion in
Returns on FDI in 2006 to 2019
This release includes a review that examines in more detail the
development of foreign direct investments in 2019.
Source: Foreign direct investments 2019,
Inquiries: Petri Kinnarinen 029 551 3428,
Head of Department in charge: Mari
Publication in pdf-format (369.6 kB)
Tables in databases
- Quality descriptions
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF):
Foreign direct investments [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-351X. 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.9.2020].
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