Finland's gross domestic product increased by 0.79 percent year-on-year in May 2019, the least since January, easing from a downwardly revised 1.8 percent growth in the prior month, as output expanded softer for both industry (0.65 percent vs 2.62 percent in April) and services (1.18 percent vs 1.71 percent). Meantime, agriculture, forestry and fishing output continued to shrink (-3.76 percent vs -7.45 percent). Leading Economic Index in Finland averaged 2.10 percent from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9.02 percent in November of 2000 and a record low of -12.21 percent in January of 2009.
Leading Economic Index in Finland is expected to be 3.14 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.