Official Statistics of Finland

Environmental and energy taxes

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Majority of environmental taxes in 2018 were energy taxes - households paid one-third of them
10 Sep 2020
In 2018, the accrual of environmental taxes grew by around two per cent to EUR 6.8 billion. The share of environmental taxes of the total tax revenue remained unchanged at around seven per cent. Environmental taxes in manufacturing went up by 12 per cent from the previous year. Taxes paid by households remained on level with the previous year. However, households still paid the highest share of environmental taxes, 47 per cent of the entire accrual.

Description: These statistics on environment-related taxes and charges describe the amounts and shares of total tax revenues of the environmental taxes and charges collected by the public sector. They contain data on both environment-related taxes and charges and on certain environment-related royalties. The statistics on environment-related taxes and charges are produced within a unified international statistical framework as defined by bodies like the OECD and Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities. The co-operatively developed and approved statistical framework facilitates the collection and comparison of internationally harmonised data. In the statistics on environmental taxes by industry, environmental taxes are presented according to the industrial classification used in national accounts. In this way, the data on taxes can be connected direct to various monetary variables of national accounts.
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Keywords: energy tax, environmental economics, environmentally related taxes, pigouvian tax, taxation, vehicle tax.
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Change: The data content of the Environmental taxes will be reduced in 2015
19 Dec 2014
The data content produced by the statistics will change in 2015.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Environmental and energy taxes [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-796X. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.6.2021].
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