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Published: 8 December 2006

Total energy consumption fell clearly in 2005

According to Statistics Finland data, total consumption of energy was 1,366 petajoule (PJ) in 2005, which was almost seven per cent less than in 2005. Consumption of electricity totalled 85 terawatt hours (TWh), i.e. over three per cent less than in 2004. Carbon dioxide emissions from production and use of energy declined by 19 per cent compared with the emissions one year before. Total consumption of energy and emissions decreased, because condensate production of electricity fell to one third from the previous year's high level and net imports of electricity rose to record levels. The decrease in consumption of electricity was due to reduced energy need of industry.

Fossil fuels were used 15 per cent and peat 23 per cent less than in the previous year. Use of coal fell by as much as 41 per cent. Use of renewable energy also declined clearly, by seven per cent. As a result of the industrial action in the forest industry, use of black liquor fell by 11 per cent.

Carbon dioxide emissions from production and consumption of energy fell due to the decrease in consumption of fossil fuels and peat. Emissions amounted to approximately 52 tonnes compared to almost 65 tonnes in the previous year. The fall was 19 per cent.

Production of electricity contracted substantially, by as much as 17 per cent. In addition to condensate production, the volumes of combined electricity production and hydro power also fell clearly. Last year more electricity was imported to Finland than ever before, nearly 18 TWh. Net imports rose to 17 TWh, as net exports to Nordic countries in 2003 and 2004 turned into net imports because of the improved water situation there.

Total energy consumption

Energy consumption 2004 - 2005, terajoule

  2005*
TJ
2004
TJ
Change
%
Oil 362 161 373 819 -3 %
Wood fuels 275 284 297 167 -7 %
Nuclear energy 243 887 237 970 2 %
Natural gas 149 148 163 008 -9 %
Coal 129 224 218 966 -41 %
Peat 68 784 88 800 -23 %
Net imports of electricity 61 160 17 532 249 %
Hydro power 49 561 53 947 -8 %
Others 27 085 24 895 9 %
Total 1 366 295 1 476 103 -7 %

Source: Energy statistics - Yearbook 2006. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Kirsi-Marja Aalto +358 9 1734 3442, energia@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ms Kaija Hovi

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Last updated 8.12.2006

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Energy consumption [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6869. 2005. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.7.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ekul/2005/ekul_2005_2006-12-08_tie_001_en.html

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