Finland’s economic output in January grew from a year ago, after declining in December, Statistics Finland showed Friday.
The trend indicator of output rose a working-day adjusted 0.7 percent year-on-year following a 1.1 percent fall in December, revised from 1.2 percent.
The latest gain equaled the figure seen in October and was the strongest since April last year, when the measure grew 1 percent.
On an unadjusted basis, the GDP indicator declined 1.4 percent annually in January, mainly due to one working day more in January 2014.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the GDP indicator rose 1.5 percent from the previous month.
The agency also reported that the current account deficit for January narrowed to EUR 0.5 billion from EUR 0.7 billion in the same month last year.
Further, the current account showed a surplus of EUR 0.4 billion in the last quarter of 2014, largely due to a surplus in the primary income and goods account.
For 2014, the current account showed a deficit of EUR 3.8 billion.
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