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Economic Survey of Finland 2016


Finland enjoys a high level of income and well-being. Nevertheless, output has been dragged down by the global downturn, the decline of the electronics and paper industries and the Russian recession. Unemployment is rising rapidly, but social safety nets keep income inequality low. The general government deficit is above 3% of GDP and gross debt will rise above 60% of GDP in 2015. The government has an ambitious programme to restore competitiveness and fiscal sustainability through budgetary measures and structural reforms.


Executive summary, Assessment and recommendations, Overview

Boosting productivity and employment, Flyer

Structural reforms needed to boost growth and employment, Press release

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OECD Economic Surveys: Finland 2016

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OECD publishes an Economic Survey of Finland on 28 January  


Photo: Mari Kiviniemi (Centre), a deputy secretary-general at the OECD, and Alexander Stubb (NCP), the Minister of Finance, sat alongside each other at the launch event of the OECD's latest economic survey of Finland in Helsinki on 28 January, 2016.

OECD Economic Surveys: Finland 2016

For further information please contact the Finland Desk at the OECD Economics Department.

The Secretariat’s draft report was prepared for the Committee by Christophe André and Jon Pareliussen, with contributions from Thomas Chalaux, under the supervision of Vincent Koen. Secretarial assistance was provided by Mercedes Burgos.

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