Environmental taxes and fees, revenues by taxpayer; national accounts

Environmental taxes and fees, revenues by taxpayer; national accounts

Taxpayers Periods Total environmental taxes and fees (mln euro) Environmental tax revenues Total environmental tax revenues (mln euro) Environmental tax revenues Environmental taxes on products Total environmental taxes on products (mln euro) Environmental tax revenues Mobility tax Total mobility tax (mln euro) Environmental fees revenues Total environmental fees revenues (mln euro)
Total taxpayers 2020* 27,169 22,165 7,384 14,763 5,004
A-U All economic activities 2020* 10,721 9,706 4,257 5,431 1,015
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020* 646 621 229 374 25
B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2020* 2,261 1,946 1,668 278 315
B Mining and quarrying 2020* 42 42 36 6 0
C Manufacturing 2020* 1,731 1,472 1,274 198 259
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2020* 468 338 288 50 130
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2020* 33 22 19 3 11
16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2020* 103 79 68 11 24
16 Manufacture of wood products 2020* 20 18 12 6 2
17 Manufacture of paper 2020* 63 46 44 2 17
18 Printing and reproduction 2020* 20 15 12 3 5
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020* 141 138 123 15 3
20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2020* 335 306 293 13 29
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020* 308 284 272 12 24
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020* 27 22 21 1 5
22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2020* 216 202 183 19 14
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020* 100 94 89 5 6
23 Manufacture of building materials 2020* 116 108 94 14 8
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2020* 216 199 167 32 17
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020* 85 77 75 2 8
25 Manufacture of metal products 2020* 131 122 92 30 9
26-27 Elektrical and electron. Industry 2020* 27 23 23 0 4
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020* 84 73 56 17 11
29-30 Transport equipment 2020* 52 44 34 10 8
31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2020* 56 48 20 28 8
D Electricity and gas supply 2020* 293 266 252 14 27
E Water supply and waste management 2020* 195 166 106 60 29
F Construction 2020* 642 609 114 495 33
41 Construction buildings, development 2020* 161 151 36 115 10
42 Civil engineering 2020* 149 143 23 120 6
43 Specialised construction activities 2020* 332 315 55 260 17
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2020* 2,804 2,581 894 1,687 223
G Wholesale and retail trade 2020* 1,359 1,186 561 625 173
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2020* 251 241 90 151 10
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2020* 660 577 224 353 83
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2020* 448 368 247 121 80
H Transportation and storage 2020* 1,169 1,140 111 1,029 29
49 Land transport 2020* 879 873 22 851 6
50 Water transport 2020* 21 21 3 18 0
51 Air transport 2020* 1 0 0 0 1
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2020* 223 204 76 128 19
53 Postal and courier activities 2020* 45 42 10 32 3
I Accommodation and food serving 2020* 276 255 222 33 21
J Information and communication 2020* 184 163 87 76 21
K Financial institutions 2020* 229 188 71 117 41
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020* 186 159 88 71 27
M-N Business services 2020* 2,184 2,115 220 1,895 69
M Other specialised business services 2020* 445 401 150 251 44
N Renting and other business support 2020* 1,739 1,714 70 1,644 25
O-Q Government and care 2020* 1,156 938 632 306 218
O Public administration and services 2020* 401 293 156 137 108
P Education 2020* 272 245 164 81 27
Q Health and social work activities 2020* 483 400 312 88 83
R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2020* 429 386 254 132 43
R Culture, sports and recreation 2020* 197 166 107 59 31
S Other service activities 2020* 232 220 147 73 12
T Activities of households 2020* 0 0 0 0 0
U Extraterritorial organisations 2020*
Total private households 2020* 16,382 12,398 3,105 9,293 3,984
Non-residents in the Netherlands 2020* 66 61 22 39 5
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 15 November 2021:
Data for 2020 have been added. Data for previous years are adjusted according to the revision policy (see: Status of the figures).

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

Description topics

Total environmental taxes and fees
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.
Total environmental tax revenues
Environmental taxes on products
The following product-related taxes are environmental taxes: tax on groundwater, tap water, waste, petrol, energy and packaging. These come under the environmentally based tax act (Wet belastingen op milieugrondslag).
Total environmental taxes on products
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.
Total mobility tax
Environmental fees revenues
Environmental fees
Fees to finance specific environmental measures by the government. Examples of environmental fees are sewerage charges, fees on water pollution, noise tax civil aviation, groundwater fee and fees on after-care of refuse dumps.
Total environmental fees revenues