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 2020 163,721 22.9 313.8 29.94
Stationary sources; total 2020 126,048 18.9 91.0 21.81
Energy sector 2020 50,612 8.9 17.2 0.27
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas 2020 1,527 0.1 2.4 0.00
192 Manufacture of refined petroleum 2020 10,323 7.3 4.6 0.19
35 Energy supply 2020 38,762 1.5 10.2 0.08
Industry (non energy) 2020 34,219 9.1 21.7 7.58
20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2020 18,981 1.5 9.1 0.87
24 Basic metal industry 2020 6,075 4.2 5.5 1.22
Other industry 2020 8,623 3.4 6.7 4.20
F Construction 2020 540 0.0 0.5 1.28
Households in autonomous homes 2020 17,149 0.4 7.7 7.53
A,E,G-U Other stationary sources 2020 24,068 0.6 44.3 6.43
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2020 8,601 0.1 37.8 5.57
Services, waste and water supply 2020 15,468 0.4 6.5 0.86
Mobile sources; total 2020 37,674 4.0 222.8 8.13
Transport 2020 34,055 3.8 195.7 7.11
Rail transport 2020 73 0.0 1.6 0.05
Road transport 2020 26,119 0.2 60.1 3.50
Water transport 2020 7,397 3.5 131.7 3.54
Inland shipping 2020 1,882 0.0 24.6 0.80
Sea-going shipping 2020 5,516 3.5 107.2 2.74
Air transport 2020 465 0.1 2.3 0.03
Other mobile sources; total 2020 3,619 0.2 27.1 1.02
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2020 1,213 0.0 8.0 0.29
Fishing 2020 202 0.1 3.0 0.11
Other sectors (mobile sources) 2020 2,204 0.0 16.1 0.62
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:
All figures are final. 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 9 March 2022:
Addition of final figures for 2020.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures for 2021 will be published in October 2022.

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.