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Appendix table 3. Number of buildings by heating fuel 1970-2019

Fuel Year
  1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2015 2019
Buildings total 837 948 934 845 1 162 410 1 299 490 1 446 096 1 505 138 1 538 172
District- /localheat .. 48 538 105 608 130 946 164 721 180 749 200 817
Oil, gas 320 171 347 498 306 750 320 934 322 279 316 688 300 239
Coal, coke 24 328 11 794 8 753 7 986 6 983 6 789 6 440
Electricity 41 872 178 707 357 743 455 752 554 368 578 568 593 624
Wood, peat 429 467 327 230 321 342 292 763 277 553 278 661 272 249
Ground heat .. .. .. 3 397 21 667 46 014 68 033
Other, unknown 1) 22 111 20 578 62 214 87 486 98 525 97 669 96 770
% 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0
District- /localheat .. 5,2 9,1 10,1 11,4 12,0 13,1
Oil, gas 38,2 37,2 26,4 24,7 22,3 21,0 19,5
Coal, coke 2,9 1,3 0,8 0,6 0,5 0,5 0,4
Electricity 5,0 19,1 30,8 35,1 38,3 38,4 38,6
Wood, peat 51,3 35,0 27,6 22,5 19,2 18,5 17,7
Ground heat .. .. .. 0,3 1,5 3,1 4,4
Other, unknown 1) 2,6 2,2 5,4 6,7 6,8 6,5 1) 6,3
1) Half of the buildings in the class 'Other, unknown' have no fixed heating installation.

Source: Buildings and Free-time Residences, Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.5.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Buildings and free-time residences [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6796. 2019, Appendix table 3. Number of buildings by heating fuel 1970-2019 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 2.7.2022].
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