Official Statistics of Finland

Economy-wide material flow accounts

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Domestic material consumption 191 million tonnes in 2018
14 Nov 2019
Domestic material consumption remained unchanged at 191 million tonnes. The use of wood increased by five million tonnes amounting to 49 million tonnes in 2018.

Next release:
3 Dec 2020

Description: Economy-wide material flow accounts describe in units of mass (tonnes) the volume of materials extracted, transferred or transformed from nature. This volume of materials and its ratio to other National Accounts aggregates describes the material dependency of the national economy and the pressures economic activities impose on the environment. The main interest lies in the development of the ratio between GDP and the volume of materials required to generate it. Economy-wide material flow accounts sum up the flows of used materials, such as stone, oil and wood. However, due to the summing up, the total figures of the material flow accounts do not describe direct the weight and nature of the environmental burden caused by economic transactions.
Read full description >>>
Statistics by keywords >>>

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Economy-wide material flow accounts [e-publication].
ISSN=2242-1289. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.12.2020].
Access method: