Official Statistics of Finland

Environmental and energy taxes

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Environmental taxes grew by 1.3 per cent in 2014
08 Sep 2016
The total sum of environmental taxes in 2014 was EUR 6.0 billion, which was 1.3 per cent higher than in 2013. The rise in environmental taxes was held back by a drop in emission taxes which was caused in particular by a decrease in the accrual of waste tax. The share of environmental taxes of Finlands entire tax revenue is around seven per cent. Auction of emission allowances is included in the statistics on environmental taxes for the first time in 2014. The reason for recording emission allowances was the change in the recording of tax income related to emissions trading in the National Accounts. Emission allowances are part of energy taxes and their magnitude in 2014 was EUR 104 million.

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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: 26.10.2016].
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