Australia–Finland relations

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Finnish-Australian relations
Map indicating locations of Finland and Australia



Australian–Finnish relations are foreign relations between the Australia and Finland. Diplomatic relations were established on 31 May 1949. Australia is represented in Finland through its embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, and through an honorary consulate in Helsinki. Finland has an embassy in Canberra.


Monthly value of Australian merchandise exports to Finland (A$ millions) since 1988
Monthly value of Finnish merchandise exports to Australia (A$ millions) since 1988

Total two-way merchandise trade between Australia and Finland in 2008 was over A$2.1 billion (Australia's 31st largest merchandise trade partner). Australia's exports to Finland in 2008 totalled A$1.1 billion including nickel ores and concentrates; coal and salts of inorganic acids and metals. Finland's exports to Australia in 2008 totalled over A$1 billion including paper and paperboard; civil engineering equipment and specialised machinery and parts.[1]

State visits[edit]

President Tarja Halonen visited Australia in February 2007 and met with Prime Minister John Howard.[2][3]

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