Energy use in manufacturing
Description of the data collection
The inquiry on energy use in manufacturing collects volume data on the energy used, bought/received and sold/delivered by enterprises' establishments according to energy source. The reference period of the data collection is a calendar year.
The compilation of the statistics on energy use in manufacturing is based on the EU Regulation on energy statistics (Regulation No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy statistics).
The data collection is started yearly in March. The deadline for the data collection is in February.
From whom are data collected?
The inquiry covers mining and quarrying and enterprises operating in the manufacturing industries. Every fourth year the inquiry also includes small establishments employing fewer than 10 employees. The data are collected partly from a sample and by using other sources of data.
The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the data as confidential and use them only for statistical purposes.
What are the data used for?
The data are used in the compilation of statistics on energy use in manufacturing. The data are also utilised in the greenhouse gas inventory, compilation of statistics on energy supply and consumption, compilation of industry-specific statistics on consumption of electricity, international reporting (EU, IEA, UN), environmental accounts, and compilation of national accounts.
As of 1 January 2013, Statistics Finland's fuel classification includes new fuel categories. The aim is to gain more reliable data on use of renewable energy and especially of wood fuels on the national level.
How often are data collected?