Finnish industrial investment grows

The long-lasting investment slump in Finnish industry is gradually drawing to a close.

Foreign investments by the Finnish manufacturing industry in 2009 were in clear decline, and last year they continued to fall somewhat. According to the investment survey, investments abroad amounted to approximately 1.5 thousand million euros which is the lowest it has been during the past decade.

Despite the growth of the developing markets, the EU and North America accounted for approximately two thirds of investments.

The EK Investment Survey is part of the EU’s harmonised business trend survey system. A total of 255 industrial enterprises participated in the survey. The investments made by participating companies totalled around 67 thousand millions euros, accounting for approximately 80 percent of all Finnish manufacturing industry investments.