Emissions to air on Dutch territory; mobile sources ,1990-2018

Emissions to air on Dutch territory; mobile sources ,1990-2018

Sources Periods Emissions NOx (million kgs) Emissions PM10 (million kgs) Emissions SO2 (million kgs)
Total mobile sources 2018* 223.8 9.15 5.60
Total inland transport 2018* 129.5 5.96 1.43
Road traffic, total 2018* 72.7 4.26 0.19
Road traffic, passenger cars 2018* 28.3 2.31 0.11
Road traffic, freight vehicles 2018* 40.1 1.44 0.06
Road traffic, other 2018* 4.3 0.51 0.01
Total inland shipping 2018* 27.9 0.93 0.01
Inland shipping, passenger transport 2018* 1.8 0.14 0.00
Inland shipping, freight transport 2018* 23.7 0.74 0.01
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising 2018* 2.3 0.05 0.00
Fishing 2018* 2.6 0.09 0.04
Railways total 2018* 1.8 0.05 0.00
Railways, passenger transport 2018* 0.7 0.03 0.00
Railways, freight transport 2018* 1.2 0.02 0.00
Aviation 2018* 3.7 0.11 0.25
Seagoing shipping, inland 2018* 20.8 0.53 0.94
Seagoing shipping on continental shelf 2018* 74.9 2.17 4.15
Mobile machinery, total 2018* 19.3 1.02 0.02
Mobile machinery, agriculture 2018* 7.8 0.37 0.01
Mobile machinery, building industry 2018* 6.5 0.43 0.01
Mobile machinery, other sectors 2018* 5.0 0.22 0.00
Source: CBS.
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Table description

This table contains figures on the emissions in the Netherlands by mobile sources. These are actual emissions in or above the Netherlands and on the continental shelf (see paragraph 2). It also contains the emission factors derived from these emissions (in grams of emission per kilogram of consumed fuel).
Mobile source emissions are caused by the combustion of motor fuels, the evaporation of fuel and load residues (VOC), wear of tyres, brake linings and road surfaces (PM10), and the wear of railway overhead contact lines, including emissions caused by friction and spark erosion of the current collectors.
The emissions are calculated by multiplying data on activities, for instance vehicle kilometres and fuel consumption, by emission factors.

Data available from 1990 to 2018.

Status of the figures:
The 2018 data is provisional; all other data are final. The status of the figures will not be changed, because this table has been discontinued.

Changes as of 18 March 2020:
None, this table has been discontinued.

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.
- Based on TNO data the NOx emission factor for diesel trains has been raised for the entire time series.
- 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?
Not applicable anymore.
This table is succeeded by Emissions to air on Dutch territory; mobile sources. See paragraph 3.

Description topics

See general explanation with this publication.
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.
Particulate matter (PM10 = particulates with diameter smaller than 10 micrometres).

Almost 80 percent of the PM10 emission by mobile sources is caused by diesel fuel combustion. About 15 percent originates from various wear processes like the wear of tyres, brake linings and road surface. Detrimental to health, penetrates deeply into the lungs.
Sulphur dioxide (SO2 and SO3, calculated as SO2).

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