Official Statistics of Finland

Economy-wide material flow accounts

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Use of domestic natural resources increased by 5 per cent in 2017
15 Nov 2018
In 2017, Finland used 237 million tonnes of direct inputs, which was around 3.5 per cent more than in 2016. Direct inputs include both imported products as well as materials extracted from the soil and vegetation of Finland. The use of domestic direct inputs increased by five per cent, and amounted to 180 million tonnes. The growth was primarily caused by increased mineral excavation and use of soil materials.

Next release:
14 Nov 2019

Description: Economy-wide material flow accounts describe in units of mass (tonnes) the volume of materials extracted, transferred or transformed from nature. This volume of materials and its ratio to other National Accounts aggregates describes the material dependency of the national economy and the pressures economic activities impose on the environment. The main interest lies in the development of the ratio between GDP and the volume of materials required to generate it. Economy-wide material flow accounts sum up the flows of used materials, such as stone, oil and wood. However, due to the summing up, the total figures of the material flow accounts do not describe direct the weight and nature of the environmental burden caused by economic transactions.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Economy-wide material flow accounts [e-publication].
ISSN=2242-1289. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.10.2019].
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