Environm. goods and services sector; activities, ec. indicators, 2001-2012

Environm. goods and services sector; activities, ec. indicators, 2001-2012

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 2011* 131.6 33,766 13,491
Total environmental sector Environmental domains, total 2012* 130.0 34,526 13,239
Organic agriculture Environmental domains, total 2011* 2.9 501 124
Organic agriculture Environmental domains, total 2012* 3.0 546 138
Energy systems and energy saving Environmental domains, total 2011* 21.2 6,171 1,986
Energy systems and energy saving Environmental domains, total 2012* 22.2 6,566 2,042
Wholesale trade in waste and scrap Environmental domains, total 2011* 5.7 2,531 2,144
Wholesale trade in waste and scrap Environmental domains, total 2012* 5.7 2,393 2,001
Philanthropic envir organisations Environmental domains, total 2011* 1.6 169 99
Philanthropic envir organisations Environmental domains, total 2012* 1.6 178 107
In-house environmental activities Environmental domains, total 2011* 3.2 1,363 0
In-house environmental activities Environmental domains, total 2012* 3.3 1,344 0
Insulation activities constr. industry Environmental domains, total 2011* 20.4 2,312 1,028
Insulation activities constr. industry Environmental domains, total 2012* 17.8 2,120 926
Environmental consultancy, engineering Environmental domains, total 2011* 8.4 1,110 624
Environmental consultancy, engineering Environmental domains, total 2012* 8.3 1,131 603
Environmental services Environmental domains, total 2011* 31.7 8,410 3,136
Environmental services Environmental domains, total 2012* 32.0 8,425 3,079
Environmental inspection, certification Environmental domains, total 2011* 2.3 316 178
Environmental inspection, certification Environmental domains, total 2012* 2.5 327 194
Environmental related constr. activities Environmental domains, total 2011* 7.4 2,125 588
Environmental related constr. activities Environmental domains, total 2012* 6.7 1,835 521
Education about the environment Environmental domains, total 2011* 0.4 63 49
Education about the environment Environmental domains, total 2012* 0.4 66 51
Gov. administration for environment Environmental domains, total 2011* 8.8 1,455 566
Gov. administration for environment Environmental domains, total 2012* 8.7 1,430 556
Production of renewable energy Environmental domains, total 2011* 2.8 2,181 1,233
Production of renewable energy Environmental domains, total 2012* 3.0 3,035 1,283
Production of industrial envir equipment Environmental domains, total 2011* 5.3 1,484 431
Production of industrial envir equipment Environmental domains, total 2012* 5.1 1,437 381
Second-hand shops (not antiques) Environmental domains, total 2011* 1.9 169 80
Second-hand shops (not antiques) Environmental domains, total 2012* 1.8 161 90
Preparation for recycling Environmental domains, total 2011* 3.6 2,333 627
Preparation for recycling Environmental domains, total 2012* 3.9 2,421 646
Water quantity management Environmental domains, total 2011* 3.9 1,072 597
Water quantity management Environmental domains, total 2012* 3.9 1,111 622
Source: CBS.
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Table description


1. GENERAL INFORMATION

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: 2001-2012
As of 25 August 2015, this table is discontinued. Figures on 'in-house environmental activities' are no longer published, because a valuable source dropped out. A link to the new table 'Environmental Goods and Services Sector, activities; national accounts' can be found in chapter 3.

Status of the figures:
Provisional figures.

Changes as of 25 August 2015:
None, this is a discontinued table.
When will new figures be published?
Not applicable.

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.