Greenhouse gases

Producer: Statistics Finland
Main topic: Environment and Natural Resources
Related topics: Energy
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No


Annual reporting of emissions of the greenhouse gases specified in the Kyoto Protocol to the Secretariat of the UNFCCC comprises emission calculations in a common form (CRF tables) and a related background report (National Inventory Report). Statistics Finland is the national entity responsible for the greenhouse gas inventory in Finland.

Data content

The inventory contains annual data on the emissions of direct greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide CO2, methane CH4, nitrous oxide N2O, HFC compounds (hydrofluorocarbons), PFC compounds (perfluorocarbons) and sulphurhexafluoride SF6. In addition the following emissions are tabulated: carbon monoxide CO, nitrogen oxides NOx, sulphur dioxide SO2 and non-methane volatile organic compounds NMVOC. The emissions are estimated using data on activities and emission coefficients. The statistics and the report are in English.

Classifications used

The used classifications are based on the UNFCCC guidelines on reporting and review of the United Nations.

Data collection methods and data sources

The inventory is produced in collaboration between Statistics Finland and expert organisations (the Finnish Environment Institute, the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Agrifood Research Finland) as defined in Finland’s national inventory system.

Data collections

Updating frequency

Time of completion or release

The inventory is completed annually in December (data for year x-1) and published in electronic format on Statistics Finland’s website. The inventory is delivered to the Commission of the European Communities in January (data for year x-2) and in its final form to the UNFCCC by 14 April (data for year x-2).

Time series

The time series of the inventory start from 1990, which is the base year in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol.


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Contact information

Additional information

The web pages contain information about the guidelines and connections of the inventory, and summaries of inventory results in Finnish.

Last updated 02.07.2014