Emissions to air on Dutch territory; totals, 1990-2021

Emissions to air on Dutch territory; totals, 1990-2021

Sources Periods CO2 (million kgs) SO2 (million kgs) NOx (million kgs) PM10 (million kgs) PM2.5 (million kgs)
Services, waste and water supply 2021 15,600 0.6 6.5 0.90 0.31
Transport 2021 34,200 3.8 187.9 7.03 4.66
Rail transport 2021 100 0.0 1.7 0.05 0.05
Road transport 2021 26,400 0.2 57.3 3.49 1.31
Water transport 2021 7,100 3.4 126.4 3.46 3.28
Air transport 2021 500 0.2 2.6 0.03 0.02
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Dataset is not available.

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 to 2021.

Status of the figures:
The figures from 1990 to 2021 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 13 February 2024:
None, this table was discontinued

When will new figures be published?
No longer applicable. This table is succeeded by the table: Emissions to air on Dutch territory; totals. See section 3.

Description topics

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).
Sulphur dioxide (SO2 and SO3, calculated as SO2).

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

Causes acidification and generates smog.
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.
Particulate matter (PM2.5 = particulates with diameter smaller than 2.5 micrometres).