Emissions of air polluting substances according to NEC guide-lines

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 510.1 196.8 1,146.4 618.8 344.52 78.67
Total stationary and mobile sources 2000 269.3 78.2 759.1 443.2 172.62 48.82
Total stationary and mobile sources 2010 198.2 35.8 706.3 323.7 133.37 34.81
Total stationary and mobile sources 2014 172.4 30.3 586.6 255.8 125.93 31.68
Total stationary and mobile sources 2015 167.9 31.0 582.7 251.5 128.93 31.15
Total stationary and mobile sources 2016 159.6 28.0 565.6 236.1 129.29 30.58
Total stationary and mobile sources 2017 161.1 26.5 561.3 225.5 131.76 30.25
Total stationary and mobile sources 2018 158.0 24.9 543.5 219.0 129.69 29.97
Total stationary and mobile sources 2019 156.2 22.8 525.4 204.1 123.93 28.88
Total stationary and mobile sources 2020 185.2 19.6 457.1 180.2 124.35 27.20
Total stationary and mobile sources 2021* 187.2 20.6 456.6 179.6 121.11 25.37
Stationary sources; total 1990 302.7 170.6 373.6 231.1 343.56 52.59
Stationary sources; total 2000 180.3 63.3 271.6 142.6 168.27 30.61
Stationary sources; total 2010 148.5 32.9 235.7 101.3 128.45 24.77
Stationary sources; total 2014 133.2 28.8 189.5 77.7 121.88 24.15
Stationary sources; total 2015 129.7 30.0 194.0 79.1 124.84 23.94
Stationary sources; total 2016 122.0 27.1 188.6 74.1 125.17 23.69
Stationary sources; total 2017 123.3 25.6 179.7 68.0 127.33 23.58
Stationary sources; total 2018 120.9 24.0 180.0 65.8 125.28 23.45
Stationary sources; total 2019 119.1 22.0 180.2 62.2 119.44 22.75
Stationary sources; total 2020 151.8 18.9 165.7 56.9 120.48 21.74
Stationary sources; total 2021* 153.2 19.9 166.6 58.5 117.12 19.85
Energy sector 1990 31.8 112.7 11.3 103.9 0.01 7.94
Energy sector 2000 26.4 48.2 18.0 64.9 0.02 3.65
Energy sector 2010 14.3 19.4 10.6 32.8 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 27.6 0.05 0.63
Energy sector 2016 11.0 17.1 8.4 23.4 0.07 0.47
Energy sector 2017 10.3 15.3 5.3 21.5 0.07 0.45
Energy sector 2018 8.1 13.6 5.9 20.7 0.08 0.37
Energy sector 2019 7.0 11.3 5.8 19.4 0.13 0.33
Energy sector 2020 6.4 8.8 5.9 17.1 0.19 0.27
Energy sector 2021* 6.0 10.4 6.1 17.6 0.24 0.30
Industry (non energy) 1990 159.5 51.4 267.4 79.0 4.70 27.72
Industry (non energy) 2000 76.0 14.0 159.4 35.0 2.70 10.61
Industry (non energy) 2010 48.6 12.3 122.9 30.4 1.80 8.12
Industry (non energy) 2014 41.2 9.5 90.3 25.0 1.38 7.36
Industry (non energy) 2015 39.0 9.3 95.1 24.6 1.44 7.48
Industry (non energy) 2016 34.4 8.9 92.1 24.9 1.72 7.74
Industry (non energy) 2017 36.0 9.3 88.0 24.1 1.52 7.95
Industry (non energy) 2018 36.0 9.3 89.7 23.5 1.62 7.87
Industry (non energy) 2019 35.5 9.6 93.2 23.2 1.31 7.77
Industry (non energy) 2020 33.6 9.2 81.8 21.9 1.56 7.50
Industry (non energy) 2021* 34.9 8.6 82.6 22.1 1.56 7.55
Households in autonomous homes 1990 53.8 1.2 86.4 21.8 9.44 9.49
Households in autonomous homes 2000 52.5 0.5 87.0 19.7 5.94 9.78
Households in autonomous homes 2010 51.2 0.5 90.7 14.0 6.53 9.11
Households in autonomous homes 2014 50.4 0.4 81.9 8.2 7.10 8.84
Households in autonomous homes 2015 49.8 0.4 80.3 8.1 7.16 8.55
Households in autonomous homes 2016 49.5 0.4 78.6 7.7 7.14 8.35
Households in autonomous homes 2017 49.3 0.4 76.3 7.0 6.91 8.29
Households in autonomous homes 2018 49.5 0.5 74.2 6.7 6.72 8.56
Households in autonomous homes 2019 49.5 0.4 70.8 6.4 6.68 8.11
Households in autonomous homes 2020 86.6 0.4 67.6 6.0 6.64 7.53
Households in autonomous homes 2021* 86.5 0.4 67.1 6.7 6.60 5.69
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 1990 0.9 0.0 2.1 8.7 326.67 4.89
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2000 1.5 0.0 2.4 9.5 156.81 5.41
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2010 7.2 0.1 7.1 14.2 117.31 6.06
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2014 4.0 0.1 5.3 10.1 110.51 6.43
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2015 4.0 0.1 5.7 10.8 113.34 6.29
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2016 3.3 0.1 5.5 10.3 113.14 6.21
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2017 3.4 0.1 6.0 7.7 115.74 6.01
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2018 3.1 0.1 6.3 7.9 113.40 5.77
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2019 3.0 0.1 6.8 6.5 107.87 5.61
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2020 2.5 0.1 6.7 5.4 108.56 5.57
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2021* 2.8 0.1 7.2 5.6 105.20 5.44
Mobile sources; total 1990 207.5 26.2 772.8 387.8 0.96 26.08
Mobile sources; total 2000 89.0 14.9 487.5 300.5 4.34 18.21
Mobile sources; total 2010 49.7 2.9 470.6 222.4 4.92 10.04
Mobile sources; total 2014 39.3 1.4 397.1 178.0 4.05 7.53
Mobile sources; total 2015 38.3 1.0 388.7 172.5 4.09 7.21
Mobile sources; total 2016 37.6 0.9 377.0 162.0 4.11 6.88
Mobile sources; total 2017 37.8 0.9 381.6 157.5 4.43 6.67
Mobile sources; total 2018 37.0 0.8 363.6 153.2 4.41 6.51
Mobile sources; total 2019 37.1 0.9 345.2 141.9 4.49 6.14
Mobile sources; total 2020 33.4 0.7 291.4 123.3 3.87 5.46
Mobile sources; total 2021* 34.0 0.7 289.9 121.1 3.98 5.52
Road transport 1990 188.7 15.8 708.2 293.5 0.95 19.36
Road transport 2000 69.7 3.7 398.6 193.0 4.32 11.76
Road transport 2010 37.3 0.2 389.7 146.2 4.90 6.66
Road transport 2014 29.5 0.2 318.8 105.2 4.03 4.65
Road transport 2015 29.0 0.2 311.2 100.5 4.07 4.50
Road transport 2016 28.5 0.2 300.3 92.2 4.07 4.32
Road transport 2017 29.0 0.2 305.4 90.6 4.38 4.27
Road transport 2018 28.3 0.2 287.2 86.3 4.33 4.16
Road transport 2019 28.6 0.2 269.9 78.5 4.40 3.99
Road transport 2020 25.5 0.2 218.4 63.5 3.76 3.43
Road transport 2021* 25.8 0.2 211.9 60.8 3.86 3.54
Water transport 1990 8.2 1.9 22.1 30.7 0.01 1.36
Water transport 2000 7.7 2.2 26.2 30.0 0.01 1.36
Water transport 2010 5.8 0.5 27.1 24.6 0.01 0.96
Water transport 2014 4.3 0.0 26.8 27.6 0.01 0.96
Water transport 2015 4.1 0.0 26.6 27.9 0.01 0.96
Water transport 2016 4.2 0.0 26.4 27.4 0.01 0.93
Water transport 2017 4.2 0.0 26.5 27.9 0.01 0.93
Water transport 2018 4.3 0.0 26.6 28.0 0.01 0.92
Water transport 2019 4.1 0.0 25.9 25.3 0.01 0.82
Water transport 2020 4.0 0.0 25.6 24.6 0.01 0.80
Water transport 2021* 4.4 0.0 30.7 25.7 0.01 0.83
Agriculture (mobile sources) 1990 3.0 1.2 7.1 13.2 0.00 1.61
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2000 2.9 1.2 7.9 14.7 0.00 1.30
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2010 1.4 0.1 5.4 10.7 0.00 0.61
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2014 1.1 0.0 5.1 10.5 0.00 0.50
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2015 1.1 0.0 4.9 10.3 0.01 0.46
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2016 1.0 0.0 4.5 9.1 0.01 0.40
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2017 0.9 0.0 4.3 8.4 0.02 0.36
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2018 0.9 0.0 4.5 9.2 0.03 0.37
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2019 0.8 0.0 4.2 8.3 0.03 0.32
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2020 0.8 0.0 4.1 8.0 0.04 0.29
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2021* 0.8 0.0 4.0 7.7 0.04 0.26
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains figures on the emissions of air pollutants, calculated according to the European NEC guideline (NEC= National Emission Ceilings). This concerns the emissions to air from stationary and mobile sources in the Netherlands of ammonia (NH3), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter (PM10; particles with a diameter smaller than 10 micrometers), carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds, excluding methane (NMVOC). In this table the emissions from the coking plant of Tata Steel (Hoogovens) are included in the base metal industry (and therefore not in the energy sector) and the emissions from road traffic and fishing are based on the sales of motor fuels.

Data available from: 1990.

Status of the figures:
The figures from 1990 to 2020 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 8 September 2022:
Addition of provisional figures 2021.

When will new figures be published?
Final figures for 1990 to 2021 will be published in February 2023.

Description topics

NMVOC
Non-methane volatile organic compounds.

Among others caused by incomplete combustion of fuels and evaporation of fuels, cooling agents, inland vessel load residues, and other chemical substances. VOC emissions are also formed during various industrial processes. Smog generating and sometimes carcinogenic.
SO2
Sulphur dioxide (SO2 and SO3, calculated as SO2).

SO2 is formed by the combustion of sulphur in fuels. Causes acidification.
CO
Carbon monoxide.

CO is caused by incomplete combustion of fuels. Toxic gas (detrimental to health).
NOx
Nitrogen oxides (NOx = NO and NO2, calculated as NO2).

In particular nitrogen oxides are formed during combustion processes. With these atmospheric nitrogen (N2) is converted into NOx. Causes acidification and generates smog.
NH3
Ammonia.

NH3 is formed in particular during natural processes and also, to a lesser degree, during the combustion of fuels and during industrial processes. The most important source is manure. NH3 causes acidification.
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.