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Domestic extraction and material consumption decreased in 2021

release | Economy-wide material flow accounts 2021

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According to Statistics Finland, domestic extraction, or materials extracted from domestic nature, decreased by 1.2 per cent in 2021 from the previous year. They amounted to nearly 240 million tonnes. In relative terms, the use of peat diminished most, as the domestic extraction of peat went down by 40 per cent. The extraction of industrial raw timber increased. Domestic material consumption that takes imports and exports into account decreased primarily due to the decreased consumption of fossil energy materials.

Key points

  • Domestic extraction fell by 1.2 per cent and amounted to 240 million tonnes in 2021.
  • The extraction of peat fell by nearly 40 per cent.
  • The use of domestic biomass increased: this is due to the increased extraction of industrial timber.
  • Domestic material consumption, adjusted for foreign trade, fell by 3.5 million tonnes, or by around 1.5 per cent.
  • The fall in consumption was primarily due to decreased consumption of fossil energy materials.

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The StatFin database tables of the economy-wide material flow accounts are published with a more detailed material classification than before.
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