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About Finland

Finland, officially known as the Republic of Finland is a Northern European Nordic Scandinavian nation bordering Sweden, Norway, and Russia.

Finland is a top performer in terms of education, economic competitiveness, civil liberties, quality of life, and human development

The country’s economy is primarily Services, Industry, Agriculture, and Forestry. The country is famous for electronics (NOKIA), machinery vehicles, metal products, chemicals, paper, etc… Forestry includes timber, freshwater resources, etc.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionNordic Region
Capital CityHelsinki 
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesFinnish, Swedish, Romani, Karelian,Sami,
CurrencyEuro, EUR
Phone Code +358
Important CitiesEspoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Oulu, Turku, Jyvaskyla, Lahti, Kuopio
National DayIndependence Day ( 6th Dec )
GDP (nominal)USD 305.689 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking20
Primary Industrieselectronics, machinery, vehicles and other engineered metal products, forest industry, and chemicals
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsNorway, Russia, Sweden
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council(EAPC), European Economic Area(EEA), European Union(EU), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Regional Cooperation Council(RCC), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsMachinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Books and Papers, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Wood and Pulp, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Plastics and Products, Rubber and Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Cereals & Pulses, Building & Construction Products & Services, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Fruits and Nuts, Glass and glassware, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Animal Meat and Food Preperations
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Books and Papers, Cereals & Pulses, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Fruits and Nuts, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Glass and glassware
Total Exports ValueUSD 86.228 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 97.374 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 11.146 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Agreements: Bilateral agreement on Promotion & Protection of Investments, Nuclear and Radiation Safety Regulation, Renewable Energy, Biotechnology, Atmospheric Environment
Major Exports to IndiaElectrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Books and Papers, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Chemical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Arms and Ammunitions, Wood and Pulp, Building & Construction Products & Services, Spices, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Railway and Locomotives
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Fashion and Apparel, Silk & Textiles, Rubber and Products, Chemical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Plastics and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Household Items & Products, Building & Construction Products & Services
India's Imports ValueUSD 1,491.62 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 532.5 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 531.5 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for FinlandEmbassy of India
H.E. Raveesh Kumar
Honourable Ambassador
32, Kulosaarentie, 00570 Helsinki

Embassy Details of Finland in IndiaEmbassy of Finland
H.E. Mr. Kimmo Lahdevirta
E 3, Nyaya MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11- 4149 7500; 41497570 (O)

Consulate General of Finland in Mumbai
Mr. Erik Gustav Christopher af Hallstrom
Consul General
Unit no. 701, 7th Floor Platina, C-59, G-Block Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East Mumbai-400098
+91-7838594920 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Chennai
H.E. Mr. M. CT. Chidambaram
Honorary Consul
202 (old 742) Anna Salai Chennai-600 002
+91-44-2852 4141 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Bengaluru
H.E. Ms. Geetanjali Kirloskar
Honorary Consul
Kirloskar Systems ltd 7th floor Embassy Star No.8 Palace road, Vasanth Nagar
08041659828 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Shashwant Goenka
Honorary Consul