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Energy use in manufacturing

Producer: Statistics Finland
Main topic: Energy
Related topics: Manufacturing
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes


The statistics on energy use in manufacturing describe the use of energy in manufacturing by energy source, industry and region.

Data content

The statistics contain data on the energy use of establishments according to fuel, electricity and heat, industry and region. Because the data describe business activity at the unit level, their use and disclosure are subject to general rules on confidentiality. The statistics compiled from the data are public under the condition that no individual establishment’s data can be identified from them.

Classifications used

The data are classified by Statistics Finland’s classifications of fuels, economic activities and regions.

Data collection methods and data sources

The data on energy use in manufacturing are collected from all establishments deemed as significant from the point of energy consumption and establishments using unusual fuels. Collecting of data from other enterprises employing at least 10 persons is based on sampling. Data on the use of energy are also collected at set intervals from a sample of establishments of enterprises employing fewer than 10 persons. The establishments of the sampled enterprises may vary from year to year.

The data sources used are data collected by Statistics Finland or other bodies, such as the data of the electricity and heat production inquiry and the VAHTI/YLVA data of environmental administration, Motiva’s energy efficiency data, and those derived from the data collected by the Energy Authority and the Finnish Energy Industries.

Direct data collecting is carried out with an annual inquiry. The inquiry can be answered via the Internet by filling in an electronic questionnaire that establishments can access with the password and user ID they have received by post. The web pages also contain a facility for printing out a paper questionnaire that can be mailed to Statistics Finland.

Data collections

Updating frequency

The data are updated once a year.

Time of completion or release

Final data by industry are ready approximately 10 months from the end of the statistical reference year.

Time series

Data on energy use in manufacturing have previously been collected in connection with the data collections for general and commodity statistics concerning establishments of manufacturing enterprises and the data have been published since 1954 in publications of statistics on manufacturing. The data are available starting from 1990. Over the 1990 to 2000 period, time series on energy use in manufacturing were produced under a project financed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The data collection for the statistics was revised starting from the data for 2007.


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Last updated 22.08.2018