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 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 78.5 21,794 9,358
Total environmental sector 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** 28.6 5,064 1,996
Organic agriculture 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 2.5 1,271 468
Organic agriculture 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** . . .
Energy systems and energy saving 1. Total environmental protection 2010** . . .
Energy systems and energy saving 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** . . .
Wholesale trade in waste and scrap 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 5.6 2,675 2,296
Wholesale trade in waste and scrap 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** . . .
Philanthropic envir organisations 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 1.5 125 74
Philanthropic envir organisations 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** 1.5 125 74
In-house environmental activities 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 5.0 1,412 535
In-house environmental activities 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** 1.6 201 126
Insulation activities constr. industry 1. Total environmental protection 2010** . . .
Insulation activities constr. industry 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** . . .
Environmental consultancy, engineering 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 10.4 1,567 766
Environmental consultancy, engineering 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** 5.6 911 399
Environmental services 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 27.6 9,476 3,411
Environmental services 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** 0.5 18 14
Environmental inspection, certification 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 2.5 214 123
Environmental inspection, certification 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** 2.5 214 123
Environmental related constr. activities 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 10.9 2,343 675
Environmental related constr. activities 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** 8.6 1,843 553
Education about the environment 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 0.5 51 38
Education about the environment 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** 0.5 51 38
Gov. administration for environment 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 6.4 1,414 586
Gov. administration for environment 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** 6.4 1,414 586
Production of renewable energy 1. Total environmental protection 2010** . . .
Production of renewable energy 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** . . .
Production of industrial envir equipment 1. Total environmental protection 2010** 5.8 1,247 386
Production of industrial envir equipment 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** 1.5 287 83
Second-hand shops (not antiques) 1. Total environmental protection 2010** . . .
Second-hand shops (not antiques) 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** . . .
Preparation for recycling 1. Total environmental protection 2010** . . .
Preparation for recycling 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** . . .
Water quantity management 1. Total environmental protection 2010** . . .
Water quantity management 1.5 Other environmental protection 2010** . . .
Source: CBS.
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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.