Data are used to acquire information on environmental taxes paid (mln EUR) in breakdown by economic activities.


This group includes taxes on energy products used for both transport and stationary purposes.

The most important energy products for transport purposes are petrol and diesel. 

Energy products for stationary use include fuel oils, natural gas, coal and electricity.

Environmental tax means a tax whose tax base is a physical unit (or a proxy of a physical unit) of something that has a proven, specific negative impact on the environment, and which is identified in ESA'95 as a tax.

Environmental taxes can be of four types: energy, transport, pollution and resource taxes.

This group includes taxes on measured or estimated emission to air and water, management of solid waste and noise.

This group mainly includes taxes related to the ownership and use of motor vehicles.

Taxes on other transport equipment (e.g. planes), and related transport services (e.g. duty on charter or scheduled flights) are also included here, when they conform to the general definition of environmental taxes. 

The transport taxes may be ‘one-off’ taxes related to imports or sales of the equipment or recurrent taxes such as an annual road tax. Taxes on petrol, diesel and other transport fuels are included under energy taxes.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

Theme Reference period Planned release datesort icon Remarks
Environmental taxes by economic activity
  • 2016


Data are available in compliance with the 2nd revision of Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 2).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data source is annual reports submitted by the State Revenue Service (SRS). Information on energy and transport taxes paid is calculated basing on consumption of energy resources in section and by households.

Information on pollution taxes (natural resource tax) is acquired at enterprises level from the SRS.

Target population

Target population of the survey covers economically active merchants and households.

Data revision

Published data may be revised.


Comparability over time

Data are comparable since 2008.

International comparability


The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) on its homepage publishes environmental statistics on European Union countries. Data are available in section Statistics/ Environment and energy/ Environment.

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position E-mail
Andra Lazdiņa +371 67366747 Senior Officer Andra [dot] Lazdina [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

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Air emissions accounts

Air emissions from stationary sources

Investements in and current expenditure on eviromental protection

Municipal and hazardous waste

Explanation of symbols


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Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers


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