Official Statistics of Finland

Environmental and energy taxes

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Accrual of environmental taxes was over EUR 6 billion in 2015
07 Sep 2017
Environmental taxes grew by 2.8 per cent year-on-year to EUR 6.1 billion. Especially taxes directed to households grew, up by slightly over seven per cent from the year before. Households share of all paid environmental taxes is nearly one half. The share of environmental taxes in Finlands total tax revenue is around seven per cent, which is close to the European average.

Next release:
6 Sep 2018

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: 21.8.2018].
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