Finnish exports are rising sharply, according to new data from Customs.
The value of Finnish export goods grew by 20% overall in 2017 compared to the same period last year, and was worth nearly €4.7 billion.
Exports to EU countries grew by 17%. While exports to countries outside the EU grew by 14%.
Among the most important destinations were the Netherlands. For example in July, two cargo ships worth €89 million were exported there. And a sailboat worth €50 million was exported to Malta.
Imports are also on the rise. In July it was close to €5 billion and rose 14% from the beginning of the year compared with 2016.
Finland’s trade deficit reached €1.2 billion between January and July 2017.