Official Statistics of Finland

Waste statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Waste generated in 2019 declined due to lower amoung of waste from mining and quarrying and construction
16 Jun 2021
Over 116 million tonnes of waste were generated in 2019. This is nearly 12 million tonnes less than in the previous year, when the amount of waste had risen mainly due to waste caused by mining and quarrying. The decrease in 2019 was mainly explained by the changed amount of waste from mining and quarrying, but the decrease was also affected by the fallen amount of waste from construction and demolition.

Description: These statistics monitor changes in the volumes of waste, waste treatment methods and proportions of hazardous waste. The data are classified by main industry (including communities), and waste category or type. A limited amount of data are classified by region.
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Keywords: factory and trade waste, household waste, municipal waste, waste management, waste products, waste water.
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Change: Waste statistics databases are updated after the 15 June 2017 publication
15 Jun 2017
Database tables are updated with a delay, as soon as possible.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Waste statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-5314. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 2.8.2021].
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