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Energy consumption in 2021 returned to normal levels after the coronavirus year

release | Energy supply and consumption 2021


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According to Statistics Finland, total energy consumption in Finland amounted to 1.36 terajoules (TJ) in 2021. Total consumption returned almost to the level of 2019, rising by seven per cent from the previous year. The consumption of electricity went up by seven per cent to 87.1 terawatt hours (TWh). The share of renewable energy continued to grow, being 42 per cent of total energy consumption. The consumption of fossil fuels and peat in total remained almost unchanged, covering 34 per cent of total energy. Carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion were in 2021 at the previous year's level at 33.5 million tons.

Key points

  • Total consumption of energy in Finland amounted to 1.36 terajoules in 2021. The growth from the year before amounted to seven per cent.
  • Renewable energy accounted for 42 per cent of total consumption, which was 14 per cent more than in the year before. Most of renewables are wood fuels.
  • Fossil fuels and peat accounted for 34 per cent of total consumption. The amount remained almost unchanged, but the consumption of peat went down by 11 per cent.
  • Total electricity consumption amounted to 87.1 TWh, which was seven per cent more than in 2020.
  • District heat production rose by 16 per cent due to the cold year.


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See key statistical data in the figures.

Total energy consumption by energy source 2020-2021


Renewable energy sources 1990-2021


Final energy consumption by sector 2019-2021


Final energy consumption 1990-2021

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