Environmental Goods and Services Sector; industries, 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.
The group of business and institutions belonging to the environmental goods and services sector can be subdivided to industries. In this table only those business that execute environmental activities as primary or secondary activities are classified to economic industry. The ancillary activities are therefore presented separately. The activities that belong to the environmental goods and services sector can also be subdivided to environmental domains.
The before mentioned economic data of the environmental goods and services sector are presented in the following variables:
-Labour input of employed persons, full time equivalents
-Output at basic prices, mln Euro
-Gross value added at basic prices, mln Euro

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; industries, economic indicators. See paragraph 3.

Environmental Goods and Services Sector; industries, 1995 - 2011

Industries (SIC 2008) Environmental domains Periods Labour input of employed persons (1 000 full time equivalents) 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
A-U All economic activities Environmental domains, total 2010* 107.1 30,504 13,340
A-U All economic activities Environmental domains, total 2011* 107.8 32,599 13,800
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Environmental domains, total 2010* 3.7 1,409 577
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Environmental domains, total 2011* 3.8 1,421 547
B-E Industry (no construction), energy Environmental domains, total 2010* x x x
B-E Industry (no construction), energy Environmental domains, total 2011* x x x
B Mining and quarrying Environmental domains, total 2010* x x x
B Mining and quarrying Environmental domains, total 2011* x x x
C Manufacturing Environmental domains, total 2010* 12.9 3,774 1,054
C Manufacturing Environmental domains, total 2011* 12.9 4,489 1,057
D Electricity and gas supply Environmental domains, total 2010* 0.9 655 374
D Electricity and gas supply Environmental domains, total 2011* 1.1 758 416
E Water supply and waste management Environmental domains, total 2010* 30.7 10,865 3,866
E Water supply and waste management Environmental domains, total 2011* 30.5 11,616 4,006
F Construction Environmental domains, total 2010* 17.6 3,554 1,142
F Construction Environmental domains, total 2011* 17.8 3,638 1,180
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering Environmental domains, total 2010* 14.9 4,763 3,728
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering Environmental domains, total 2011* 15.3 5,072 3,975
J Information and communication Environmental domains, total 2010* 0.2 51 19
J Information and communication Environmental domains, total 2011* 0.2 59 23
K Financial institutions Environmental domains, total 2010* x x x
K Financial institutions Environmental domains, total 2011* x x x
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Environmental domains, total 2010* x x x
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Environmental domains, total 2011* x x x
M-N Business services Environmental domains, total 2010* 12.2 1,685 873
M-N Business services Environmental domains, total 2011* 12.3 1,689 892
O-Q Government and care Environmental domains, total 2010* 11.9 3,261 1,466
O-Q Government and care Environmental domains, total 2011* 11.8 3,364 1,480
R-U Culture, recreation, other services Environmental domains, total 2010* 1.8 158 90
R-U Culture, recreation, other services Environmental domains, total 2011* 1.6 147 87
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
Source: CBS.
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