Published: 13 December 2011

Greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 nearly at the level prior to the economic downturn

In 2010, Finland's greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 74.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2 eq.). They rose by a total of 8.5 million carbon dioxide tonnes from the year before, exceeding the commitment level of the Kyoto Protocol by around five per cent. The data are based on the preliminary estimate to be submitted by Statistics Finland to the European Commission on 15 January 2012 concerning emissions in 2010.

In the energy sector, emissions increased by 15 per cent from the previous year. Emissions from industrial processes rose by eight per cent. Emissions from agriculture and use of solvents and other products also increased slightly. Emissions in the waste sector remained unchanged. Net sinks in the Land use, Land-use Change and Forestry sector (LULUCF) dropped by 40 per cent mainly because of increased fellings.

Development of greenhouse gas emissions by sector in Finland 1990-2010

Development of greenhouse gas emissions by sector in Finland 1990-2010

Finland's greenhouse gas emissions without the Land use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector (see table below). Emissions as amounts corresponding to million tonnes of CO2

Year Energy Industrial processes Solvents and other products use Agriculture Waste management Emissions without LULUCF
Energy industries Manufacturing industries and construction (emissions from energy use of fuels) Transport Other fuel use 1) Other industrial processes Consumption of F-gases
1990 19.19 13.36 12.76 9.18 5.01 0.09 0.18 6.62 3.97 70.35
1991 18.96 12.83 12.40 8.85 4.64 0.07 0.17 6.23 4.01 68.17
1992 18.73 12.30 12.32 8.97 4.39 0.04 0.16 5.82 4.03 66.76
1993 21.47 12.41 11.85 8.55 4.46 0.03 0.15 5.91 4.02 68.86
1994 26.40 12.70 12.20 8.22 4.64 0.04 0.15 5.94 3.97 74.25
1995 24.12 12.14 11.99 7.78 4.59 0.10 0.14 6.03 3.91 70.81
1996 29.83 12.00 11.98 7.92 4.76 0.15 0.14 5.94 3.82 76.54
1997 27.44 12.27 12.55 7.87 4.98 0.24 0.14 5.95 3.72 75.16
1998 24.18 11.94 12.70 7.99 4.92 0.30 0.14 5.83 3.55 71.55
1999 23.66 11.92 12.94 7.74 4.98 0.40 0.14 5.75 3.48 71.01
2000 22.12 11.94 12.84 7.49 5.00 0.57 0.12 5.84 3.27 69.20
2001 27.51 11.48 12.96 7.73 4.99 0.72 0.12 5.77 3.14 74.43
2002 30.26 11.17 13.16 7.66 4.94 0.53 0.11 5.83 2.92 76.58
2003 37.23 11.54 13.34 7.72 5.24 0.71 0.10 5.84 2.75 84.48
2004 33.05 11.63 13.69 7.33 5.52 0.74 0.11 5.78 2.61 80.45
2005 21.93 11.33 13.71 7.13 5.42 0.91 0.11 5.79 2.40 68.73
2006 32.89 11.62 13.90 6.90 5.46 0.80 0.10 5.79 2.46 79.92
2007 30.83 11.44 14.26 6.71 5.86 0.95 0.10 5.78 2.38 78.31
2008 24.17 10.78 13.60 6.24 6.10 1.04 0.09 5.87 2.28 70.18
2009 25.22 8.39 12.92 6.20 4.40 0.94 0.07 5.72 2.19 66.05
2010 30.55 9.88 13.57 6.68 4.57 1.20 0.07 5.88 2.19 74.58
1) Other fuel use includes subgategories heating of buildings, other fuel use in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, other fuel use and fugitive emissions from fuels

Emissions and removals of the LULUCF sector in Finland. Emissions and sinks as amounts corresponding to million tonnes of CO2 (emissions are positive figures, removals negative)

Year Forest land Cropland Grassland Wetlands Settlements Harvested
wood products
Land use,
land-use change
and forestry
(LULUCF)
1990 -23.26 5.57 0.80 1.30 0.82 -0.95 -15.71
1991 -37.48 4.97 0.80 1.34 0.86 0.31 -29.21
1992 -31.37 4.81 0.78 1.37 0.93 -0.22 -23.71
1993 -29.67 5.08 0.76 1.41 0.97 -0.09 -21.55
1994 -22.24 5.08 0.74 1.44 1.01 -0.76 -14.72
1995 -22.24 5.40 0.72 1.47 1.04 -0.87 -14.48
1996 -31.31 5.50 0.69 1.47 1.13 -1.05 -23.57
1997 -25.59 5.64 0.68 1.47 1.22 -2.12 -18.69
1998 -23.92 5.77 0.68 1.47 1.32 -1.77 -16.44
1999 -26.75 5.90 0.68 1.51 1.35 -2.04 -19.35
2000 -28.12 6.03 0.67 1.52 1.35 -1.27 -19.81
2001 -32.48 6.28 0.70 1.53 1.55 -0.31 -22.73
2002 -33.05 6.49 0.72 1.53 1.57 -0.44 -23.19
2003 -33.09 6.49 0.73 1.56 1.63 -0.89 -23.56
2004 -34.10 6.59 0.78 1.54 1.81 -0.83 -24.21
2005 -38.63 6.64 0.74 1.61 1.92 -0.34 -28.06
2006 -41.95 6.61 0.75 1.64 1.84 -0.45 -31.57
2007 -32.47 6.67 0.71 1.80 1.84 -1.73 -23.19
2008 -37.21 6.80 0.67 1.93 1.82 0.27 -25.71
2009 -48.15 6.73 0.67 1.99 1.81 1.76 -35.18
2010 -32.77 6.71 0.66 2.11 1.76 0.41 -21.12

Source: Greenhouse gas inventory unit, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Riitta Pipatti (09) 1734 3543, Tuija Lapveteläinen (09) 1734 3528, kasvihuonekaasut@stat.fi

Director in charge: Leena Storgårds

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Updated 13.12.2011

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Greenhouse gases [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6065. 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.8.2014].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/khki/2010/khki_2010_2011-12-13_tie_001_en.html.

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