Official Statistics of Finland

Environmental and energy taxes

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Environmental taxes stayed nearly unchanged in 2013
10 Sep 2015
The total sum of environmental taxes in 2013 was EUR 5.9 billion. The increase from the year before amounted to 0.2 per cent. Households paid EUR 2.6 million of environmental taxes, that is, a share of nearly 47 per cent. Other major payers were manufacturing and service activities, particularly transport and storage. Taxation was mainly directed to production and use of energy, and vehicles. Emission taxes had a small share of environmental taxes.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2015.

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: 30.11.2015].
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