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Published: 5 December 2019

Turnover from the environmental goods and services sector EUR 40 billion

The turnover from Finland's environmental goods and services sector was EUR 40 billion in 2018. Good 160,000 staff-years were made in the environmental goods and services sector. The value of exports was some EUR nine billion and the value added reached almost EUR 16 billion, which is close on eight per cent of the value added of the entire national economy. The share of value added has remained more or less the same since 2012. These data derive from Statistics Finland’s statistics on the environmental goods and services sector.

Turnover of the environmental goods and services sector by industry 2017 and 2018, billion euros

Turnover of the environmental goods and services sector by industry 2017 and 2018, billion euros

The turnover of the biggest industry of the environmental goods and services sector, construction, was more than EUR 13 billion in 2018. This is one-third of the whole environmental goods and services sector. Good 59,000 staff-years were worked in construction and its value added was good EUR four billion.

In 2018, the majority of the turnover from the environmental goods and services sector, 85 per cent, was connected to resource management and the remaining 15 per cent to environmental protection. The clearly biggest product category of resource management was management of energy resources with a turnover of nearly EUR 21 billion. The second largest product categories were management of minerals, turnover close on EUR five billion and water supply with a turnover of more than EUR three billion. The biggest product categories of environmental protection were waste water management with a turnover of over EUR three billion and waste management with a turnover of EUR two billion.

The value of the turnover from the environmental goods and services sector decreased by two per cent from 2017 to 2018. The value of the value added, in turn, grew by one per cent and the value of exports declined by more than five per cent. The number of staff-years decreased by three per cent.


Source: Environmental goods and services sector 2018, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Sami Hautakangas 029 551 3791, ymparistotilinpito@tilastokeskus.fi

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Updated 05.12.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Environmental goods and services sector [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5108. 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 6.2.2023].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ylt/2018/ylt_2018_2019-12-05_tie_001_en.html