FSD3026 Finland's Foreign Trade: Value of Imports 1840-2000

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  • Hjerppe, Riitta (University of Helsinki. Department of Economics and Political Studies)


economic systems, exports and imports, international trade, markets (economics), national economy, trade


The data contain information on the fair value of Finnish foreign imports between 1840 and 2000. The data were gathered from the Official Statistics of Finland by Statistics Finland, and the monograph entitled "Suomen taloushistoria. 3: Historiallinen tilasto" (by Kaarina Vattula), which has also been translated into English under the title "The Economic History of Finland 3, Historical Statistics". The data contain 160 years of Finnish import data. The data gathering was financed by the University of Helsinki, the Academy of Finland, and the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation.

The data contain yearly import values categorised by geographical target domain. The values of imports from Russia (including the Soviet Union), Great Britain, Germany (including West and East Germany), Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Belgium (including Luxembourg), Italy, France, the United States, Japan, and China are displayed. Furthermore, the values of imports are displayed in relation to larger geographical areas, such as Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. The data also contain variables for the total value of imports and the volume index of imports (with the index for year 1926 being 100).

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