Environmental taxes and fees, revenues by taxpayer; national accounts

Environmental taxes and fees, revenues by taxpayer; national accounts

Taxpayers Periods Environmental tax revenues Mobility tax Tax on passenger cars and motorcycles (mln euro)
Total taxpayers 2020* 1,501
A-U All economic activities 2020* 1,103
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020* 3
B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2020* 13
B Mining and quarrying 2020* 0
C Manufacturing 2020* 12
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2020* 1
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2020* 0
16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2020* 1
16 Manufacture of wood products 2020* 1
17 Manufacture of paper 2020* 0
18 Printing and reproduction 2020* 0
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020* 0
20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2020* 0
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020* 0
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020* 0
22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2020* 2
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020* 1
23 Manufacture of building materials 2020* 1
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2020* 3
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020* 0
25 Manufacture of metal products 2020* 3
26-27 Elektrical and electron. Industry 2020* 0
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020* 2
29-30 Transport equipment 2020* 0
31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2020* 3
D Electricity and gas supply 2020* 0
E Water supply and waste management 2020* 1
F Construction 2020* 23
41 Construction buildings, development 2020* 7
42 Civil engineering 2020* 2
43 Specialised construction activities 2020* 14
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2020* 132
G Wholesale and retail trade 2020* 109
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2020* 61
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2020* 39
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2020* 9
H Transportation and storage 2020* 18
49 Land transport 2020* 11
50 Water transport 2020* 1
51 Air transport 2020* 0
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2020* 4
53 Postal and courier activities 2020* 2
I Accommodation and food serving 2020* 5
J Information and communication 2020* 7
K Financial institutions 2020* 3
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020* 7
M-N Business services 2020* 869
M Other specialised business services 2020* 47
N Renting and other business support 2020* 822
O-Q Government and care 2020* 39
O Public administration and services 2020* 15
P Education 2020* 6
Q Health and social work activities 2020* 18
R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2020* 7
R Culture, sports and recreation 2020* 2
S Other service activities 2020* 5
T Activities of households 2020* 0
U Extraterritorial organisations 2020*
Total private households 2020* 395
Non-residents in the Netherlands 2020* 3
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table presents an overview of the revenues of the environmental taxes and fees. The government charges several taxes and fees to support and finance environmental policy.
The revenues of environmental taxes and fees can be attributed by taxpayer, distinguishing private households, industries and non-residents.
The above mentioned revenues of environmental taxes and fees are presented in the following variables:
-value in current prices, million euros.

Data available from: 1995

Status of the figures:
Figures for 2019 and 2020 are provisional. The revenues of environmental taxes and fees data are consistent in time and in compliance with the Dutch national accounts.

Changes as of 5 April 2022:
The underlying codings used in this table have been adjusted.
These are now in line with the standard codes established by Statistics Netherlands.
The structure and data of the table is not modified.

When will new figures be published?
New figures are published annually around September.

Description topics

Environmental tax revenues
Revenues of taxes that aim to reduce environmentally damaging activities through a price increase. The revenues of these taxes flow into the general budget and are not dedicated to financing environmental measures. Examples of environmental taxes are excise duties on petrol, motor vehicle tax, energy tax and tax on passenger cars and motorcycles.
Mobility tax
Tax levied on mobility and transport could also be considered environmental taxes. Examples are taxes on petrol and other mineral oils, motor vehicle tax and the tax on passenger cars and motorcycles. These taxes do not come under the environmentally based taxes.
Tax on passenger cars and motorcycles
One off tax charged to the first person who registers a vehicle (passenger car, delivery van, motorcycle) at the RDW (Road Traffic Agency).