Emissions to air on Dutch territory; totals

Emissions to air on Dutch territory; totals

Sources Periods CO2 (million kgs) SO2 (million kgs) NOx (million kgs) PM10 (million kgs)
Total stationary and mobile sources 2019 * 177,706 26.5 328.7 26.47
Stationary sources; total 2019 * 136,455 21.4 100.0 18.55
Energy sector 2019 * 58,051 11.2 20.6 0.30
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas 2019 * 1,596 0.0 3.3 0.00
192 Manufacture of refined petroleum 2019 * 10,997 8.7 5.2 0.22
35 Energy supply 2019 * 45,459 2.4 12.0 0.08
Industry (non energy) 2019 * 35,834 9.2 23.1 7.81
20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2019 * 18,884 1.5 8.8 1.05
24 Basic metal industry 2019 * 6,532 4.0 6.5 1.32
Other industry 2019 * 9,759 3.7 7.3 4.22
F Construction 2019 * 658 0.0 0.6 1.22
Households in autonomous homes 2019 * 17,768 0.4 8.1 3.68
A,E,G-U Other stationary sources 2019 * 24,802 0.6 48.2 6.76
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2019 * 8,473 0.1 39.8 5.82
Services, waste and water supply 2019 * 16,329 0.5 8.4 0.94
Mobile sources; total 2019 * 41,251 5.1 228.7 7.92
Transport 2019 * 37,702 5.0 208.0 7.10
Rail transport 2019 * 73 0.0 1.6 0.04
Road transport 2019 * 29,779 0.2 74.4 3.41
Water transport 2019 * 7,043 4.6 128.2 3.63
Inland shipping 2019 * 1,914 0.0 25.3 0.82
Sea-going shipping 2019 * 5,129 4.5 102.9 2.81
Air transport 2019 * 806 0.3 3.7 0.02
Other mobile sources; total 2019 * 3,549 0.1 20.8 0.82
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2019 * 1,104 0.0 7.0 0.23
Fishing 2019 * 170 0.1 2.5 0.09
Other sectors (mobile sources) 2019 * 2,276 0.0 11.2 0.50
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains figures on the emissions in the Netherlands by stationary and mobile sources. These are actual emissions in or above the Netherlands and its continental shelf (see paragraph 2).
The calculation of emissions by stationary sources is among other data sources based on specifications in the annual emission reports of separate enterprises and additional estimates based on production and energy data provided by Statistics Netherlands. According to the activity classification (SIC 2008) the coke factory of Tata Steel belongs to the
energy sector. In this table it’s emissions are assigned to the category manufacture of iron and steel.
Emissions by mobile sources are calculated by multiplying data on activities, for instance vehicle kilometres and fuel consumption, by emission factors.

Data available from: 1990

Status of the figures:
The 2019 figures are provisional, all other figures are definitive. In order to obtain a consistent time series the complete data set is (re)calculated when necessary, so as to be able to include the latest insights in the survey, especially in the case of emission factors.

Changes as of 1 September 2020:
Provisional figures of 2019 has been added.

When will new figures be published?
Defintive figures of 2019 will be published in March 2021.

Description topics

CO2
Carbon dioxide.

CO2 is formed by the combustion of carbon in fuels. Greenhouse gas (causes the temperature of the earth's atmosphere to rise gradually).
SO2
Sulphur dioxide (SO2 and SO3, calculated as SO2).

SO2 is formed by the combustion of sulphur in fuels. Causes acidification.
NOx
Nitrogen oxides (NOx = NO and NO2, calculated as NO2).

Causes acidification and generates smog.
PM10
Particulate matter (PM10 = particulates with diameter smaller than 10 micrometres).

Among other causes PM10 is formed during the combustion of diesel fuel, various industrial processes, and wear processes like the wear of tyres, brake linings, road surface, and railway overhead contact lines. Detrimental to health, penetrates deeply into the lungs.