Appendix table 2. Generation of waste by sector and by type of waste in 2012, 1,000 tonnes

Industry Type of waste
Chemical waste Metallic waste Glass waste Paper and cardboard waste Plastic and rubber waste Wood waste Animal and vegetal waste Household and mixed waste Sludges Mineral waste Other waste Total of which hazardous waste
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 1) 0 0 0 0 0 3 155 0 0 0 0 0 3 155 0
Mining and quarrying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 880 0 52 880 0
Manufacturing 712 175 50 222 41 8 305 615 617 542 2 378 17 13 674 743
Food products and beverages 1 12 5 6 3 3 601 34 7 157 10 839 1
Manuf. textiles, wearing apparel and leather products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 8 0
Wood and wood products 7 3 0 1 0 5 313 0 4 2 12 0 5 342 5
Paper and paper products printing and reproduction of recorded media 166 24 0 201 19 2 963 1 468 369 190 1 4 402 20
Coke and refined petroleum products 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 28 22
Chemicalt, chemical products and rubber and plastic products 344 13 0 6 16 6 9 45 109 16 0 564 88
Non-metallic mineral products 1 2 45 1 1 1 0 23 1 432 0 507 2
Basic metals and metal products 163 69 0 5 1 6 3 28 53 1 548 1 1 877 597
Machinery and equipment n.e.c and elect.equipmenet 7 50 0 2 1 6 1 11 0 20 0 98 7
Manufacturing n.e.c. 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 9 1
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 5 4 0 1 0 124 0 32 2 842 0 1 010 25
Construction 1 78 1 5 14 238 3 5 0 15 682 0 16 027 150
Households and services 8 124 87 365 23 78 363 1 528 205 11 200 2 992 134
Total 726 381 138 593 78 11 900 981 2 182 749 71 793 217 89 738 1 052
- of which hazardous waste 306 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 56 561 114 1 052  
1) Sludge, dry weight. Wood waste excluding logging waste left on site.

Source: Waste statistics 2012, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Juha Espo 09 1734 3463, Jukka Muukkonen 09 1734 3224, ymparisto.energia@stat.fi

Director in charge: Leena Storgårds


Updated 15.5.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Waste statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-5314. 2012, Appendix table 2. Generation of waste by sector and by type of waste in 2012, 1,000 tonnes . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.7.2019].
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