Environmental goods and services sector; activities, 1995-2010

Environmental goods and services sector; activities, 1995-2010

Environmental activities Environmental domains Periods Labour input of employed persons (1 000 years of employment) Output at basic prices (mln euros) Gross value added at basic prices (mln euros)
Total environmental sector Environmental domains, total 2009 117.3 30,008 11,968
Total environmental sector Environmental domains, total 2010 116.9 30,775 12,738
Organic agriculture Environmental domains, total 2009 2.4 947 295
Organic agriculture Environmental domains, total 2010 2.5 1,271 468
Energy systems and energy saving Environmental domains, total 2009 15.1 3,801 1,083
Energy systems and energy saving Environmental domains, total 2010 15.8 4,013 1,266
Wholesale trade in waste and scrap Environmental domains, total 2009 5.2 2,334 1,975
Wholesale trade in waste and scrap Environmental domains, total 2010 5.6 2,675 2,296
Philanthropic envir organisations Environmental domains, total 2009 1.9 161 95
Philanthropic envir organisations Environmental domains, total 2010 1.7 147 87
In-house environmental activities Environmental domains, total 2009 5.1 1,413 542
In-house environmental activities Environmental domains, total 2010 5.0 1,412 535
Insulation activities constr. industry Environmental domains, total 2009 7.6 989 467
Insulation activities constr. industry Environmental domains, total 2010 6.3 779 364
Environmental consultancy, engineering Environmental domains, total 2009 12.1 2,165 827
Environmental consultancy, engineering Environmental domains, total 2010 11.5 1,918 869
Environmental services Environmental domains, total 2009 27.9 9,250 3,350
Environmental services Environmental domains, total 2010 27.6 9,476 3,411
Environmental inspection, certification Environmental domains, total 2009 2.4 208 120
Environmental inspection, certification Environmental domains, total 2010 2.5 214 123
Environmental related constr. activities Environmental domains, total 2009 11.1 2,602 737
Environmental related constr. activities Environmental domains, total 2010 11.2 2,445 704
Education about the environment Environmental domains, total 2009 0.4 46 35
Education about the environment Environmental domains, total 2010 0.5 51 38
Gov. administration for environment Environmental domains, total 2009 6.2 1,410 571
Gov. administration for environment Environmental domains, total 2010 6.4 1,414 586
Production of renewable energy Environmental domains, total 2009 2.3 968 631
Production of renewable energy Environmental domains, total 2010 2.3 967 632
Production of industrial envir equipment Environmental domains, total 2009 6.1 1,270 387
Production of industrial envir equipment Environmental domains, total 2010 6.2 1,344 426
Second-hand shops (not antiques) Environmental domains, total 2009 4.8 246 81
Second-hand shops (not antiques) Environmental domains, total 2010 5.0 229 72
Preparation for recycling Environmental domains, total 2009 2.9 1,002 180
Preparation for recycling Environmental domains, total 2010 2.9 1,183 230
Water quantity management Environmental domains, total 2009 3.8 1,195 594
Water quantity management Environmental domains, total 2010 4.0 1,238 630
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table presents economic data for the environmental goods and services sector. Labour input, output and gross value added of the environmental goods and services sector are presented.

Output and gross value added are measured in basic prices and labour input is measured in full time equivalents (employed persons).

The environmental goods and services sector consists of a group of companies and authorities involved in activities with respect to measuring, preventing, limiting, minimalizing or correcting environmental damage to water, air and soil, and problems related to waste, noise and ecosystems (OECD, 1999; Eurostat 2009).

This definition includes ‘cleaner technologies ‘and ‘cleaner goods and services’ which reduce environmental risk and minimize the use of natural resources and pollution. The definition of the environmental goods and services sector is determined on European level and is used by EU-countries accordingly.

Data available from 1995 to 2010.

Status of the figures:
The figures for 2010 are revised provisional. As this table has been discontinued, they will not become definite.


Changes as of 13 November 2013:
None, since this table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
No longer applicable.
This table will be replaced by Environmental goods and services sector; activities, economic indicators. See section 3.

Description topics

Labour input of employed persons
The input of labour that is deployed in a certain period. The labour input can be expressed as jobs, years of employment and hours of employment.
Employed persons are all individuals working at a company that is settled in The Netherlands or at a private household in The Netherlands.
Employed persons are considered all individuals performing paid labour, even if it is for just one or a few hour a week, even if they:
- perform labour that is legal, but which from the payment is withdrawn from registration by the treasury and social security authorities ('black labour');
- do not perform any labour temporary, but still get payment (e.g. in case of illness or hold-ups due to frost);
- are on holiday temporary, without payment.
Employed persons can be categorised in employees and freelancers.
Employees are individuals performing labour for a certain period, in return of payment or salary, in money or in kind.
Freelancers are individuals receiving income by performing labour at their own expenses and risk, for the company or profession they practise independently. Participating members of the family are also considered freelancers, unless they start an employment contract.
Output at basic prices
Output (basic prices) covers the value of all goods produced for sale, including unsold goods, and all receipts for services rendered. Output furthermore covers the market equivalent of goods and services produced for own use, such as own account capital formation, services of owner-occupied dwellings and agricultural products produced by farmers for own consumption.
The output of such goods is estimated by valuing the quantities produced against the price that the producer would have received if these goods had been sold. Output is valued at basic prices, defined as the price received by the producer excluding trade and transport margins and the balance of taxes and subsidies on products. This is the price the producer is ultimately left with.
Gross value added at basic prices
Value added at basic prices is equal to the difference between production (basic prices) and intermediate consumption.