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

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

Origin-destination Periods Emissions to water, nutrients Total nutrients (in equivalents) (1 000 nutrient-equivalents) Emissions to water, nutrients Phosphorus compounds like P (kg) Emissions to water, nutrients Nitrogen compounds like N (kg)
Total origin 2010** 74,097 31,021,148 430,759,147
Total Dutch economy 2010** 37,463 20,116,688 173,459,590
A-U All economic activities 2010** 15,668 7,589,066 80,784,829
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010** 8,977 3,743,975 52,325,719
B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2010** 6,686 3,844,147 28,417,842
B Mining and quarrying 2010** - - -
C Manufacturing 2010** 1,907 1,154,889 7,525,439
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2010** 1,254 853,080 4,006,782
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2010** 22 12,938 89,595
16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2010** 71 32,974 379,267
16 Manufacture of wood products 2010** - - -
17 Manufacture of paper 2010** 71 32,974 379,228
18 Printing and reproduction 2010** 0 - 39
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2010** 55 26,527 279,933
20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2010** 395 184,925 2,098,416
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2010** 344 159,874 1,844,115
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2010** 50 25,051 254,300
22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2010** 9 3,767 50,684
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2010** 3 1,401 15,386
23 Manufacture of building materials 2010** 6 2,366 35,298
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2010** 79 20,325 591,561
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2010** 69 11,023 574,918
25 Manufacture of metal products 2010** 11 9,302 16,643
26-27 Electrical and electron. Industry 2010** 9 8,865 1,223
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2010** 11 10,389 1,433
29-30 Transport equipment 2010** 4 1,098 26,545
31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2010** - - -
D Electricity and gas supply 2010** 24 4,935 190,640
E Water supply and waste management 2010** 4,755 2,684,324 20,701,763
F Construction 2010** 1 577 3,754
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2010** 4 368 37,514
G Wholesale and retail trade 2010** 1 341 7,134
H Transportation and storage 2010** 3 27 30,380
49 Land transport 2010** 1 - 11,217
50 Water transport 2010** 0 - 1,287
51 Air transport 2010** 0 - 1,644
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2010** 1 27 13,399
53 Postal and courier activities 2010** 0 - 2,833
I Accommodation and food serving 2010** - - -
J Information and communication 2010** - - -
K Financial institutions 2010** - - -
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2010** - - -
M-N Business services 2010** 0 0 0
M Other specialised business services 2010** - - -
N Renting and other business support 2010** - - -
O-Q Government and care 2010** 0 0 0
O Public administration and services 2010** - - -
P Education 2010** - - -
Q Health and social work activities 2010** - - -
R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2010** 0 0 0
R Culture, sports and recreation 2010** - - -
S Other service activities 2010** - - -
T Activities of households 2010** - - -
U Extraterritorial organisations 2010** - - -
Total private households 2010** 20,318 13,178,960 71,390,986
Own transport private households 2010** - - -
Other private households 2010** 20,318 13,178,960 71,390,986
Total other domestic origin 2010** 1,477 -651,338 21,283,774
Atmospheric deposition 2010** 1,772 - 17,719,657
Transport difference 2010** -295 -651,338 3,564,117
Total from abroad 2010** 36,634 10,904,460 257,299,557
Supply by rivers from abroad 2010** 36,634 10,904,460 257,299,557
Non-residents in the Netherlands 2010** - - -
Total destination 2010** 74,097 31,021,148 430,759,147
Total absorption 2010** 22,667 13,880,000 87,866,000
Total abroad 2010** 36,824 10,190,000 266,344,000
Discharge by rivers into the sea 2010** 36,824 10,190,000 266,344,000
Residents abroad 2010** - - -
Contribution environmental problem 2010** 14,606 6,951,148 76,549,147
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, 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.
Nitrogen compounds like N
The total amount of nitrogen in organic compounds (such as proteins) and inorganic compounds (such as nitrate and ammonium). Nitrogen compounds are essential nutrients for all living things: without nitrogen organisms cannot make proteins.
Nitrogen is absorbed in the form of nitrate- or ammonium salts. With an excess of nitrogen in the environment not all of these substances are absorbed and there is over fertilization or eutrophication.