Official Statistics of Finland

Waste statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Total amount of waste decreased in 2017
09 Jul 2019
The total amount of waste decreased to approximately 117 million tonnes in 2017. The drop is mainly caused by a decrease in waste from mining and quarrying compared with 2016. The share of mineral mining, quarrying and processing in the total amount of waste generated was close on 89 million tonnes of surface soil, waste stone and dressing sand.

Next release:
16 Dec 2019

Description: These statistics monitor changes in the volumes of waste, waste treatment methods and proportions of hazardous waste. The data are classified by main industry (including communities), and waste category or type. A limited amount of data are classified by region.
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Keywords: factory and trade waste, household waste, municipal waste, waste management, waste products, waste water.
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Change: Waste statistics databases are updated after the 15 June 2017 publication
15 Jun 2017
Database tables are updated with a delay, as soon as possible.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Waste statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-5314. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.10.2019].
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