Environmental goods and services sector; activities, 1995 - 2011


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 - 2011

Status of the figures:
The figures concerning are provisional. Because this table is discontinued, figures will not be updated anymore.

Changes as of November 12, 2014:
None, this table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore. This table is replaced by table: Environmental goods and services sector; activities, economic indicators. See paragraph 3.

Environmental goods and services sector; activities, 1995 - 2011

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 2010* 112.3 31,916 13,876
Total environmental sector Environmental domains, total 2011* 112.7 34,036 14,328
Organic agriculture Environmental domains, total 2010* 3.1 1,273 472
Organic agriculture Environmental domains, total 2011* 3.2 1,264 430
Energy systems and energy saving Environmental domains, total 2010* 15.9 4,586 1,580
Energy systems and energy saving Environmental domains, total 2011* 16.3 4,985 1,563
Wholesale trade in waste and scrap Environmental domains, total 2010* 6.0 3,701 3,246
Wholesale trade in waste and scrap Environmental domains, total 2011* 6.2 4,015 3,505
Philanthropic envir organisations Environmental domains, total 2010* 1.7 147 86
Philanthropic envir organisations Environmental domains, total 2011* 1.6 141 85
In-house environmental activities Environmental domains, total 2010* 5.1 1,412 536
In-house environmental activities Environmental domains, total 2011* 4.9 1,437 528
Insulation activities constr. industry Environmental domains, total 2010* 6.2 768 355
Insulation activities constr. industry Environmental domains, total 2011* 6.2 824 376
Environmental consultancy, engineering Environmental domains, total 2010* 8.0 1,340 707
Environmental consultancy, engineering Environmental domains, total 2011* 8.2 1,335 700
Environmental services Environmental domains, total 2010* 27.6 9,326 3,392
Environmental services Environmental domains, total 2011* 26.9 9,408 3,325
Environmental inspection, certification Environmental domains, total 2010* 2.4 197 113
Environmental inspection, certification Environmental domains, total 2011* 2.5 207 119
Environmental related constr. activities Environmental domains, total 2010* 9.5 2,363 647
Environmental related constr. activities Environmental domains, total 2011* 9.3 2,317 647
Education about the environment Environmental domains, total 2010* 0.5 50 38
Education about the environment Environmental domains, total 2011* 0.5 52 39
Gov. administration for environment Environmental domains, total 2010* 6.4 1,413 586
Gov. administration for environment Environmental domains, total 2011* 6.2 1,379 583
Production of renewable energy Environmental domains, total 2010* 2.6 1,324 756
Production of renewable energy Environmental domains, total 2011* 2.8 1,820 843
Production of industrial envir equipment Environmental domains, total 2010* 5.4 1,298 413
Production of industrial envir equipment Environmental domains, total 2011* 5.4 1,504 436
Second-hand shops (not antiques) Environmental domains, total 2010* 5.0 229 72
Second-hand shops (not antiques) Environmental domains, total 2011* 5.2 286 86
Preparation for recycling Environmental domains, total 2010* 2.9 1,256 245
Preparation for recycling Environmental domains, total 2011* 3.3 1,784 411
Water quantity management Environmental domains, total 2010* 4.0 1,235 631
Water quantity management Environmental domains, total 2011* 3.9 1,277 652
Source: CBS.
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