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Appendix table 2. Energy consumption in households by energy source in 2020, GWh

Wood Peat Coal Heavy fuel oil Light fuel oil Natural gas 1) Ambient energy 2) District heat Electricity 3) Total
Housing, total 13 154 39 0 6 2 575 376 5 811 16 982 22 041 60 984
Heating of spaces 10 905 25 0 4 2 019 218 4 870 11 358 9 820 39 220
Residential buildings proper, total 9 734 25 0 4 1 982 217 4 623 11 344 9 007 36 938
- Detached houses 9 565 22 0 .. 1 736 72 4 031 1 533 6 940 23 899
- Terraced houses 134 1 .. .. 80 37 459 1 773 1 111 3 595
- Blocks of flats 36 2 .. 4 166 108 133 8 038 956 9 444
Free-time residential buildings 1 170 0 0 .. 37 1 247 13 813 2 282
Household appliances .. .. .. .. .. 100 .. .. 8518 8 619
- Lighting .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1512 1 512
- Cooking .. .. .. .. .. 100 .. .. 798 898
- Other electrical equipment .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6209 6 209
Heating of saunas 1 833 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1 230 3 063
Heating of domestic water 416 13 0 2 556 57 941 5 625 2 472 10 082
1) Includes liquid gas.
2) Ambient energy refers to energy extracted with heat pumps from the environment (ground, air or water) for space heating. Electricity spent by heat pumps in heating and cooling use is included in electricity consumption.
3) Electrical heating of residential buildings includes direct electrical heating, electric storage heating, additional heating and floor heating by electricity, electricity used by heat pumps, heating of domestic water by electricity, electric sauna stoves and electricity consumed by heating systems and heat distribution equipment.

Source: Energy consumption in households 2020, Statistics Finland

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Updated 16.12.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Energy consumption in households [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-329X. 2020, Appendix table 2. Energy consumption in households by energy source in 2020, GWh . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.6.2022].
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