According to the 2009 estimates, Finland’s exports were recorded at $57.88 billion. The figures, however, experienced shrinkage from the earlier figure of $96.62 billion (2008) and the economy was able to sustain itself through the recession. The country ranked 40th in the world, in terms of export volumes.
Finland’s main exports commodities are:
Electrical and optical equipment
Paper and pulp
Electronics dominated the exports, accounting for almost 23.3% of the total export volume, followed by chemical industry products at 15.9%, and machinery and equipments at 14.3% (2008 data).
The major Finland export partners are:
The graph below shows how the different countries contributed to the total export volume:
Finland imports took a beating as well. The figure dropped from $90.94 million in 2008 to $54.1 billion in 2009. The country ranked 43rd in the world in terms of import volumes.
The major imported commodities were:
Petroleum and petroleum products
Iron and steel