Official Statistics of Finland

Waste statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Amounts of waste from production both increased and decreased; the economic cycles of mining and quarrying pulled the total amount of waste in their direction in 2015
15 Jun 2017
Compared to the previous year, the total amount of waste generated in 2015 grew by over ten per cent. This was despite the fact that our manufacturings total amount of waste fell considerably in 2015 from the previous reference year, 2014; from around 10.3 to 8.9 million tonnes. However, the amounts of surface soil, waste stone and ore dressing sand generated by mining and quarrying had a rising effect on the total amount of waste due to their large quantities. Over 76 million tonnes of surface soil dug to uncover ore, waste stone from mines and ore dressing sand from separation of valuable ore minerals were generated from mining and quarrying. The amount of waste from energy production largely followed the trend of manufacturing, the decrease in the amounts of waste accumulated was similar to manufacturing, being only around 85 per cent from the previous year.

Next release:
15 Jan 2018

Description: These statistics monitor changes in the volumes of waste, waste treatment methods and proportions of hazardous waste. The data are classified by main industry (including communities), and waste category or type. A limited amount of data are classified by region.
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Keywords: factory and trade waste, household waste, municipal waste, waste management, waste products, waste water.
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Change: Waste statistics databases are updated after the 15 June 2017 publication
15 Jun 2017
Database tables are updated with a delay, as soon as possible.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Waste statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-5314. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.12.2017].
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