Emissions to air on Dutch territory; road traffic

Emissions to air on Dutch territory; road traffic

Sources Periods Emissions VOC emission, total Total (million kgs) Emissions NOx emission Total (million kgs) Emissions PM10 emission by combustion Total (million kgs) Emissions SO2 emission Total (million kgs)
Road traffic, total 1990 192.97 255.12 15.25 12.78
Road traffic, total 2000 69.86 155.03 8.18 2.99
Road traffic, total 2010 37.21 107.56 4.07 0.18
Road traffic, total 2014 32.01 85.14 2.50 0.17
Road traffic, total 2015 31.58 84.16 2.34 0.18
Road traffic, total 2016 30.77 80.46 2.03 0.18
Road traffic, total 2017 30.88 77.13 1.86 0.18
Road traffic, total 2018* 27.45 72.69 1.59 0.19
Passenger cars 1990 140.26 142.67 5.50 4.62
Passenger cars 2000 40.47 62.96 2.87 1.26
Passenger cars 2010 18.54 32.40 1.53 0.11
Passenger cars 2014 16.42 29.89 0.92 0.11
Passenger cars 2015 16.55 31.33 0.84 0.11
Passenger cars 2016 16.30 29.69 0.70 0.11
Passenger cars 2017 16.30 29.75 0.66 0.11
Passenger cars 2018* 15.73 28.28 0.58 0.11
Motorcycles 1990 1.70 0.25 0.02 0.01
Motorcycles 2000 3.80 0.70 0.05 0.01
Motorcycles 2010 3.70 0.91 0.05 0.00
Motorcycles 2014 3.22 0.82 0.05 0.00
Motorcycles 2015 3.06 0.80 0.05 0.00
Motorcycles 2016 2.92 0.79 0.05 0.00
Motorcycles 2017 2.57 0.70 0.04 0.00
Motorcycles 2018* 2.70 0.76 0.04 0.00
Mopeds 1990 25.24 0.19 0.34 0.03
Mopeds 2000 16.70 0.17 0.23 0.01
Mopeds 2010 11.91 0.28 0.20 0.00
Mopeds 2014 10.55 0.30 0.17 0.00
Mopeds 2015 10.23 0.30 0.17 0.00
Mopeds 2016 9.88 0.31 0.16 0.00
Mopeds 2017 10.41 0.34 0.17 0.00
Mopeds 2018* 7.45 0.24 0.08 0.00
Delivery vans 1990 12.20 20.50 3.66 1.82
Delivery vans 2000 3.11 18.50 2.37 0.60
Delivery vans 2010 0.98 17.53 1.42 0.02
Delivery vans 2014 0.63 16.93 0.90 0.02
Delivery vans 2015 0.56 17.23 0.84 0.02
Delivery vans 2016 0.52 17.53 0.72 0.02
Delivery vans 2017 0.48 17.16 0.62 0.03
Delivery vans 2018* 0.45 16.47 0.55 0.03
Lorries 1990 5.20 44.94 2.52 3.21
Lorries 2000 2.27 31.42 1.10 0.46
Lorries 2010 0.74 17.92 0.32 0.01
Lorries 2014 0.36 11.47 0.15 0.01
Lorries 2015 0.36 10.91 0.14 0.01
Lorries 2016 0.33 10.29 0.13 0.01
Lorries 2017 0.31 9.59 0.12 0.01
Lorries 2018* 0.31 8.72 0.11 0.01
Road Tractors 1990 2.68 33.17 1.64 2.18
Road Tractors 2000 1.56 30.31 0.91 0.51
Road Tractors 2010 0.91 31.96 0.40 0.02
Road Tractors 2014 0.51 21.22 0.22 0.02
Road Tractors 2015 0.55 19.55 0.23 0.02
Road Tractors 2016 0.56 18.04 0.21 0.02
Road Tractors 2017 0.56 16.07 0.19 0.02
Road Tractors 2018* 0.57 14.94 0.18 0.03
Buses and coaches 1990 5.15 10.14 1.31 0.64
Buses and coaches 2000 1.67 8.33 0.51 0.10
Buses and coaches 2010 0.31 4.08 0.09 0.00
Buses and coaches 2014 0.24 2.64 0.05 0.00
Buses and coaches 2015 0.21 2.31 0.04 0.00
Buses and coaches 2016 0.20 2.09 0.04 0.00
Buses and coaches 2017 0.19 1.91 0.03 0.00
Buses and coaches 2018* 0.18 1.78 0.03 0.00
Special purpose vehicles 1990 0.56 3.27 0.27 0.26
Special purpose vehicles 2000 0.27 2.63 0.12 0.04
Special purpose vehicles 2010 0.12 2.47 0.06 0.00
Special purpose vehicles 2014 0.08 1.89 0.04 0.00
Special purpose vehicles 2015 0.07 1.75 0.03 0.00
Special purpose vehicles 2016 0.07 1.72 0.03 0.00
Special purpose vehicles 2017 0.06 1.61 0.03 0.00
Special purpose vehicles 2018* 0.06 1.51 0.03 0.00
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains figures on the actual emissions into the atmosphere in the Netherlands by road traffic, including emissions by foreign vehicles. It also presents the average emissions per vehicle-kilometre, the so-called fleet emission factors, are given, expressed in grams per vehicle kilometre. It covers emissions from the combustion of motor fuels and emissions caused by evaporation of fuel from the vehicle's fuel system.
The emissions are calculated by multiplying data on activities, for instance vehicle kilometres and fuel consumption, by emission factors.

Data available from: 1980.

Status of the figures:
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 30 March 2020:
This table is being redesigned and the new figures of 2018 will be published in mid-2021.

Changes as of 11 September 2019:
Adding provisional figures of 2018.

Changes as of 26 February 2019:
- Replacement of 2017 provisional figures by definitive figures.
- As a result of recent measurements by TNO adjustments have been made to the set of emission factors for road traffic
- There have been minor corrections of the road vehicle mileages of recent years. Obviously this has consequences for the emissions of the years concerned.

When will new figures be published?
Definitive figures of 2018 will be published in January 2020.

Description topics

Emissions
See general explanation with this publication.
VOC emission, total
Volatile organic compounds, including methane (combustion + evaporation).

Caused by combustion of fuels and evaporation of petrol from the vehicle fuel system. In this table emissions of cooling agents from air conditioners and emissions from car products like screen washer liquid are excluded. Volatile organic compounds are smog generating and sometimes carcinogenic.
Total
On all road types jointly.
NOx emission
Nitrogen oxides (NOx = NO and NO2, calculated as NO2).

Nitrogen oxides are formed in the engine by the combustion of nitrogen from ambient air. Nitrogen oxides cause acidification and play a role in smog generation. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is detrimental to health.
Total
On all road types jointly.
PM10 emission by combustion
Particulate matter (PM10 = particulates with diameter smaller than 10 micrometres).

The major part of the PM10 emissions by road traffic is caused by motor fuel combustion. Furthermore particulates originate from various wear processes like the wear of tyres, brake linings and road surface. In this table wear emissions are excluded. The PM10 emission inclusive of emission due to wear are given in the Statline table 'Emissions to the atmosphere; mobile sources'. Detrimental to health, penetrates deeply into the lungs.
Total
On all road types jointly.
SO2 emission
Sulphur dioxide (SO2 and SO3, calculated as SO2).

SO2 is formed by the combustion of sulphur in fuels. Causes acidification.
Total
On all road types jointly.