Emissions of air polluting substances according to NEC guide-lines


This table contains figures on the emissions in the Netherlands by stationary and mobile sources, calculated according to the NEC-directive (NEC = national emission ceilings). This directive has been drawn up in 2001 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to set upper limits for the total emissions of SO2, NOx, NH3 and non-methane VOCs by each member state.
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.
The emissions by road traffic and fisheries in this table are based on the amount of motor fuels sold. The NEC emission ceilings of 2010 were at the time determined on the basis of fuel-used. The emissions calculated by this method can be found in the tables concerning emissions to air on Dutch territory.
Data available from: 1990

Changes as of 28 February 2020:
Replacement of 2018 provisional figures by definitive figures.

Stationary sources:
- Based on EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2019, adjustments have been made to the set of emission factors.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures of 2019 will be published in September 2020.

Emissions of air polluting substances according to NEC guide-lines

Sources Periods NMVOC (million kgs) SO2 (million kgs) CO (million kgs) NOx (million kgs) NH3 (million kgs) PM10 (million kgs)
Total stationary and mobile sources 1990 580.9 196.4 1,149.9 657.0 350.04 72.96
Total stationary and mobile sources 2000 335.1 78.0 760.3 465.1 175.01 41.66
Total stationary and mobile sources 2010 272.6 35.5 669.6 339.7 132.60 28.37
Total stationary and mobile sources 2014 249.0 30.0 566.1 278.1 126.47 24.87
Total stationary and mobile sources 2015 256.2 30.6 562.1 277.0 127.65 24.49
Total stationary and mobile sources 2016 253.7 27.6 554.7 263.0 127.62 23.95
Total stationary and mobile sources 2017 254.0 26.2 548.6 252.0 131.12 23.52
Total stationary and mobile sources 2018 241.1 24.6 548.8 244.3 129.31 22.69
Stationary sources; total 1990 402.3 170.6 373.7 282.1 349.07 48.21
Stationary sources; total 2000 252.1 63.3 271.4 184.5 170.65 26.19
Stationary sources; total 2010 224.2 32.9 230.5 136.4 128.02 20.91
Stationary sources; total 2014 210.9 28.8 185.6 112.6 122.53 20.10
Stationary sources; total 2015 219.2 29.9 190.1 115.8 123.76 20.14
Stationary sources; total 2016 217.9 27.0 184.9 110.5 123.67 19.99
Stationary sources; total 2017 218.2 25.6 175.9 105.2 127.06 19.88
Stationary sources; total 2018 206.4 24.0 176.0 101.5 125.17 19.30
Energy sector 1990 32.4 112.8 11.4 103.9 0.01 7.95
Energy sector 2000 27.2 48.3 18.0 64.9 0.02 3.65
Energy sector 2010 14.3 19.4 10.6 32.9 0.02 0.55
Energy sector 2014 13.2 18.3 8.5 26.8 0.04 0.53
Energy sector 2015 12.4 19.7 9.2 27.5 0.05 0.63
Energy sector 2016 11.0 17.1 8.3 23.3 0.07 0.47
Energy sector 2017 10.3 15.3 5.3 21.6 0.07 0.45
Energy sector 2018 8.1 13.6 5.9 20.7 0.08 0.37
Industry (non energy) 1990 160.9 51.4 267.4 79.0 4.70 27.71
Industry (non energy) 2000 77.3 13.9 159.4 34.9 2.70 10.78
Industry (non energy) 2010 50.7 12.3 122.9 30.3 1.75 8.53
Industry (non energy) 2014 43.5 9.5 90.3 25.0 1.32 7.77
Industry (non energy) 2015 41.2 9.3 95.4 24.8 1.38 7.83
Industry (non energy) 2016 36.6 8.9 92.5 25.2 1.66 8.09
Industry (non energy) 2017 38.1 9.3 88.5 24.5 1.53 8.27
Industry (non energy) 2018 33.3 9.4 90.3 23.8 1.80 8.20
Households in autonomous homes 1990 52.3 1.2 86.6 23.4 9.71 5.01
Households in autonomous homes 2000 50.8 0.5 87.2 21.3 6.17 5.07
Households in autonomous homes 2010 48.6 0.5 89.6 15.7 6.80 4.74
Households in autonomous homes 2014 47.6 0.4 81.0 9.9 7.50 4.29
Households in autonomous homes 2015 47.0 0.4 79.4 9.8 7.52 4.11
Households in autonomous homes 2016 46.7 0.4 77.8 9.6 7.49 3.98
Households in autonomous homes 2017 46.6 0.4 75.5 8.7 7.25 3.94
Households in autonomous homes 2018 46.8 0.4 73.4 8.4 7.01 3.84
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 1990 99.6 0.0 2.0 58.0 330.52 4.92
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2000 72.5 0.0 2.0 49.7 157.57 5.46
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2010 83.1 0.1 3.0 45.4 115.40 6.09
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2014 81.3 0.1 2.3 41.5 109.55 6.46
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2015 93.2 0.1 2.4 43.7 110.70 6.52
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2016 99.0 0.1 2.5 43.0 109.98 6.47
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2017 98.3 0.1 2.6 41.0 113.76 6.27
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2018 93.3 0.1 2.7 39.9 111.14 5.95
Mobile sources; total 1990 178.6 25.7 776.2 375.0 0.97 24.75
Mobile sources; total 2000 83.0 14.7 488.9 280.6 4.36 15.47
Mobile sources; total 2010 48.3 2.7 439.1 203.2 4.58 7.46
Mobile sources; total 2014 38.0 1.2 380.6 165.5 3.94 4.77
Mobile sources; total 2015 36.9 0.7 372.0 161.2 3.89 4.35
Mobile sources; total 2016 35.9 0.6 369.7 152.5 3.95 3.95
Mobile sources; total 2017 35.8 0.6 372.6 146.8 4.06 3.64
Mobile sources; total 2018 34.7 0.6 372.8 142.9 4.14 3.39
Road transport 1990 152.3 15.4 711.3 282.3 0.95 18.42
Road transport 2000 57.5 3.6 399.1 179.3 4.34 9.93
Road transport 2010 32.5 0.2 355.0 134.0 4.57 4.59
Road transport 2014 25.5 0.2 298.5 98.6 3.92 2.33
Road transport 2015 25.0 0.2 290.6 94.5 3.87 1.99
Road transport 2016 24.4 0.2 289.1 88.6 3.93 1.75
Road transport 2017 24.9 0.2 292.6 86.2 4.04 1.58
Road transport 2018 24.1 0.2 292.7 83.5 4.13 1.39
Water transport 1990 16.4 1.9 22.1 30.7 0.01 1.36
Water transport 2000 15.7 2.2 26.2 30.0 0.01 1.36
Water transport 2010 10.4 0.5 27.1 24.6 0.01 0.96
Water transport 2014 8.1 0.0 26.8 27.6 0.01 0.96
Water transport 2015 7.6 0.0 26.6 27.9 0.01 0.96
Water transport 2016 7.4 0.0 26.4 27.4 0.01 0.93
Water transport 2017 7.2 0.0 26.5 27.9 0.01 0.93
Water transport 2018 7.1 0.0 26.6 28.0 0.01 0.92
Agriculture (mobile sources) 1990 2.7 1.2 5.3 14.8 0.00 1.31
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2000 2.2 1.2 4.7 14.5 0.00 1.03
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2010 1.2 0.1 3.3 11.0 0.00 0.53
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2014 1.0 0.0 3.1 10.8 0.00 0.42
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2015 0.9 0.0 3.0 10.4 0.00 0.39
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2016 0.8 0.0 2.7 9.1 0.00 0.33
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2017 0.7 0.0 2.6 8.2 0.00 0.29
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2018 0.6 0.0 2.5 7.6 0.00 0.26
Source: CBS.
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