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Basic statistics of Finland (2008).

BASIC STATISTICS OF FINLAND (2008)

                                   THE LAND

Area (1000 [km.sup.2])        309.9  Major cities               576.6
                                      (thousand inhabitants):
Of which:                              Helsinki                 241.6
  Agricultural                 22.6    Espoo                    209.6
  Forests                     262.6    Tampere                  195.4
  Lakes                        34.5    Vantaa

                                   THE PEOPLE

Population (thousand)        5 326   Labour force               2 678
                                      (thousand, 2009)
Number of inhabitants         17.5   Employment                 2 474
 per [km.sup.2] of                    (thousand, 2009)
 land area                           Employment (% of total, 2009):
Net natural increase          10.4     Agriculture,               4.9
 (thousand)                              forestry and fishing
Net migration                 15.5     Industry and              24.6
 (thousand)                              construction
                                       Services                  70.6

                         PARLIAMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT

Composition of Parliament            Government, number of
 (number of seats):                   ministers from:
  Centre Party                   51    Centre Party                 8
  Social Democratic Party        45    National Coalition           8
  National Coalition Party       50      Party
    (conservatives)                    Green League                 2
  Left Alliance                  17    Swedish People's Party       2
  Green League                   15    Total                       20
  Swedish People's Party          9
  Christian League                7
  Other                           6
  Total                         200  Last general election:
                                      18 March 2007

                         PRODUCTION AND PUBLIC SECTOR

Gross domestic product        184.7  Public consumption          22.3
 (billion EUR)                        (% of GDP)
GDP per head (EUR)           34 756  General government
Gross fixed capital                   (% of GDP):
 investment: of GDP            20.7  Current and capital         49.0
Per head (EUR)                7 181   expenditure
                                     Current revenue             52.9

                                FOREIGN TRADE

Exports of goods and           47.0  Imports of goods and        43.1
 services (% of GDP)                  services (% of GDP)
Main exports (% of                   Main imports (% of
 total):                              total):
Metals, machinery and          35.7    Intermediate goods        34.7
  transport equipment                  Consumer goods            24.2
Electrical and optical         23.5    Capital goods             23.4
  equipment                            Energy                    17.7
Wood, pulp and paper           17.6
Other goods                    23.2

                                THE CURRENCY

Monetary unit: Euro                  Currency units per USD, average
                                     of daily figures:
                                       Year 2009               0.7198
                                       January 2010            0.7001
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Publication:OECD Economic Surveys - Finland
Article Type:Statistical table
Geographic Code:4EUFI
Date:Apr 1, 2010
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