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Revealing Finland: A Glimpse into 2023 - Unveiling Key Insights About Our Nation

Published on Aug 21 2023

Embark on a journey through the heart of Finland with the release of 'Revealing Finland: 2022' by Statistics Finland. This compact publication paints a vivid picture of our nation and its vibrant society. Delving into the realms of population, economy, society, and the environment, it encapsulates this diverse tapestry through a series of captivating statistics and informative charts. Every inhabitant of Finland, every home, workplace, educational institution, leisure spot, and journey is represented in these figures.

Key Insights. Diving into the treasure trove of data, here are some enlightening highlights

  • According to preliminary data, Finland's per capita GDP reached EUR 47,991 in 2022.
  • The per capita central government debt was EUR 25,398, reflecting an increase from the previous year.
  • The economic landscape witnessed a shift, with inflation surging to 7.1% in 2022, compared to 2.2% in the preceding year.
  • In 2021, social protection expenditure amounted to EUR 78.1 billion, constituting 31.2% of GDP.
  • Environmental consciousness continued to grow, with a five percent decrease in total energy consumption in 2022 compared to the previous year. Notably, renewable energy contributed 42% to the overall energy consumption.
  • As of the close of 2022, Finland's population stood at 5,563,970 individuals, marking a growth of 15,729 from the previous year.
  • 2022 witnessed the birth of 44,951 newborns, reflecting a slight decrease of 4,643 compared to 2021.
  • The employment landscape witnessed vitality, with an average of 2.6 million individuals aged 15 to 74 finding work, while the ranks of the unemployed diminished to 190,000 in 2022. This marked a substantial increase of 65,000 employed individuals and a reduction of 22,000 unemployed individuals compared to the previous year.
  • In 2022, the services and administration sector was a bustling hub, employing 74% of the workforce, while 21% worked in industry and construction, and 4% in agriculture and forestry.

Statistics Finland’s data is a collaborative effort, incorporating data from various sources, including the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the Natural Resources Institute Finland, Finnish Customs, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, and the Finnish Centre for Pensions.