Environmental accounts; emissions to water, origin-destination 1995-2010

Environmental accounts; emissions to water, origin-destination 1995-2010

Origin-destination Periods Emissions to water, heavy metals Chromic compounds like Cr (kg) Emissions to water, heavy metals Copper compounds like Cu (kg) Emissions to water, heavy metals Mercury compounds like Hg (kg) Emissions to water, heavy metals Lead compounds like Pb (kg) Emissions to water, heavy metals Nickel compounds like Ni (kg) Emissions to water, heavy metals Zinc compounds like Zn (kg) Emissions to water, nutrients Total nutrients (in equivalents) (1 000 nutrient-equivalents) Emissions to water, nutrients Phosphorus compounds like P (kg)
Total origin 2010 232,213 582,983 1,798 246,534 313,585 2,511,377 74,097 31,021,148
Total Dutch economy 2010 22,032 221,692 652 54,510 72,405 795,961 37,463 20,116,688
A-U All economic activities 2010 5,428 76,049 113 13,182 51,904 345,536 15,668 7,589,066
Total private households 2010 3,339 193,763 299 33,329 8,379 206,348 20,318 13,178,960
Total other domestic origin 2010 13,266 -48,119 240 7,999 12,122 244,077 1,477 -651,338
Total from abroad 2010 210,180 361,290 1,145 192,024 241,180 1,715,416 36,634 10,904,460
Total destination 2010 232,213 582,983 1,798 246,534 313,585 2,511,377 74,097 31,021,148
Total absorption 2010 17,391 145,405 319 36,893 20,905 460,409 22,667 13,880,000
Total abroad 2010 152,421 295,295 941 147,109 174,902 1,179,885 36,824 10,190,000
Contribution environmental problem 2010 62,400 142,283 538 62,532 117,778 871,083 14,606 6,951,148
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information about the origin and destination of emissions to water of nutrients and heavy metals. These data are part of the environmental accounts. The origin of the emissions to water can be divided into the Dutch economy (disaggregated by private households and industries) and the rest of the world. The destination can be divided into absorption by producers, drain off emissions to the rest of the world and contribution to the environmental problem. The figures in this table can be compared in a consistent way to macro-economic indicators. Furthermore, water emission accounts indicators can be derived for the emissions of heavy metals into water and the eutrophication of surface waters. These indicators can be used for supporting water policy.

Data available from: 1995-2010

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table for the last year are provisional. The figures for the other years are final. Because this table is discontinued, figures will not be updated anymore.

Changes as of January 30, 2015:
None, this table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore. This table is replaced by table: Environmental accounts; emissions to water, origin and destination. See paragraph 3.

Description topics

Emissions to water, heavy metals
A group of metals with a high atomic weight, in particular metals with high toxicity, such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, mercury, lead, nickel and zinc.
Chromic compounds like Cr
The sum of chromic compounds, measured as the total amount of chromium that is present in those compounds.
Copper compounds like Cu
The sum of copper compounds, measured as the total amount of copper that is present in those compounds.
Mercury compounds like Hg
The sum of mercury compounds, measured as the total amount of mercury that is present in those compounds.
Lead compounds like Pb
The sum of lead compounds, measured as the total amount of lead that is present in those compounds.
Nickel compounds like Ni
The sum of nickel compounds, measured as the total amount of nickel that is present in those compounds.
Zinc compounds like Zn
The sum of zinc compounds, measured as the total amount of zinc that is present in those compounds.
Emissions to water, nutrients
Nutrients that are necessary for the growth of crops and plants (such as phosphorus and nitrogen).
A too high concentration of phosphorus and nitrogen in the surface water is bad for the quality of the surface water.
Total nutrients (in equivalents)
Nutrients that are necessary for the growth of crops and plants (such as phosphorus and nitrogen)
The emissions of phosphorus and nitrogen are converted to nutrient-equivalents and then added up. In the conversion the harmfulness of the nutrients to the environment is taken into account. Phosphorus gets a heavier weight than nitrogen (factor 10)
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A too high concentration of phosphorus and nitrogen in the surface water is bad for the quality of the surface water.
Phosphorus compounds like P
The total amount of phosphates and other phosphorus compounds in waste water, measured as phosphorus (P). Phosphate is a compound of phosphorus with oxygen. Phosphorus compounds are nutrients and of vital importance for all organisms, because it is a nutrient for different proteins and for the skeleton.