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Greenhouse gas inventory reporting sector

In the greenhouse gas inventory, emissions are reported for the following sectors:


energy use of fuels, and evaporative and fugitive emissions related to the production, distribution and consumption of fuels.

Industrial processes and product use:

emissions released in industrial processes, emissions from the use of raw materials and fuels in raw materials use, emissions from the use of F-gases, and emissions from the use of nitrous oxide in industrial and medical applications.


CH4 emissions from livestock enteric fermentation, CH4 and N2O emissions from manure management, N2O emissions from agricultural soils, N2O emissions from field burning of agricultural residues, and CO2 emissions from liming and urea application

Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF):

CO2 emissions and sinks from the land use categories: forest land, cropland, grassland, wetlands, settlements and other land. Other items reported include emissions from wood products, wildfires and controlled burning, N2O emissions from land converted to cropland, forest fertilisation, drained forest land and peat extraction areas, and CH4 emissions from drained forest land and peat extraction areas.


landfills, composting and wastewater treatment

Indirect CO2 emissions from NMVOC and CH4 emissions are also reported for industrial processes and the energy sector.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus