Omicron wave is expected to have a mild impact on the Finnish economy
Our forecast for Finland’s GDP growth is 2.3% this year and 1.5% in 2023, both unchanged from last month. Despite a recent surge in Covid cases related to the spread of the Omicron variant, formal restrictions remain light and pressure on hospitals is limited.
What you will learn:
- After a relatively weak Q4 2021 and Q1 2022, we expect the economy to accelerate, but the evolution of the pandemic remains the key risk in the coming months.
- Consumer confidence fell further in December but remains above the level of a year ago.
- The employment rate has already recovered to its pre-pandemic level and the unemployment rate was down to 6.8% in November, while companies in construction and industry report large labour shortages.
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