Finland's gross domestic product increased by 2.68 percent year-on-year in December 2018, accelerating from an upwardly revised 2.60 percent growth in the prior month. Output expanded faster for industry (3.44 percent vs 2.06 percent in November). Meanwhile, output grew softer for both services (2.12 percent vs 2.82 percent) and agriculture, forestry and fishing (4.94 percent vs 6.94 percent). Leading Economic Index in Finland averaged 2.14 percent from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 9.17 percent in November of 2000 and a record low of -11.16 percent in September of 2009.
Leading Economic Index in Finland is expected to be 2.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in Finland to stand at 2.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Finland Trend Indicator of Output YoY is projected to trend around 2.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.