Environmental Goods and Services Sector, industries; national accounts

Environmental Goods and Services Sector, industries; national accounts

Environmental domains Industries (SIC 2008) 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) Export at basic prices (mln euros)
Environmental domains, total A-U All economic activities 2001* 115.6 17,571 7,868
Environmental domains, total A-U All economic activities 2005* 110.0 19,816 9,126
Environmental domains, total A-U All economic activities 2010* 131.6 27,433 12,364
Environmental domains, total A-U All economic activities 2015* 132.2 33,596 14,948 8,429
Environmental domains, total A-U All economic activities 2016* 140.2 35,375 15,668 8,806
Environmental domains, total A-U All economic activities 2017* 144.3 38,010 16,775 8,471
Environmental domains, total A-U All economic activities 2018* 144.6 39,600 17,401 9,354
Environmental domains, total A-U All economic activities 2019* 147.8 42,539 18,785 10,348
Environmental domains, total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2001* 1.8 367 157
Environmental domains, total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2005* 2.2 448 206
Environmental domains, total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010* 3.4 972 435
Environmental domains, total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2015* 3.9 1,249 563 .
Environmental domains, total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2016* 3.6 1,011 486 .
Environmental domains, total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2017* 4.1 1,209 585 .
Environmental domains, total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2018* 4.6 1,236 573 .
Environmental domains, total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2019* 4.9 1,393 663 .
Environmental domains, total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2001* . . .
Environmental domains, total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2005* . . .
Environmental domains, total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2010* . . .
Environmental domains, total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2015* . . . .
Environmental domains, total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2016* . . . .
Environmental domains, total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2017* . . . .
Environmental domains, total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2018* . . . .
Environmental domains, total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2019* . . . .
Environmental domains, total B Mining and quarrying 2001* . . .
Environmental domains, total B Mining and quarrying 2005* . . .
Environmental domains, total B Mining and quarrying 2010* . . .
Environmental domains, total B Mining and quarrying 2015* . . . .
Environmental domains, total B Mining and quarrying 2016* . . . .
Environmental domains, total B Mining and quarrying 2017* . . . .
Environmental domains, total B Mining and quarrying 2018* . . . .
Environmental domains, total B Mining and quarrying 2019* . . . .
Environmental domains, total C Manufacturing 2001* 8.9 2,543 740
Environmental domains, total C Manufacturing 2005* 8.7 2,605 766
Environmental domains, total C Manufacturing 2010* 14.5 4,128 1,114
Environmental domains, total C Manufacturing 2015* 13.5 6,237 1,657 .
Environmental domains, total C Manufacturing 2016* 14.0 5,943 1,773 .
Environmental domains, total C Manufacturing 2017* 14.3 6,839 1,934 .
Environmental domains, total C Manufacturing 2018* 15.1 7,161 1,987 .
Environmental domains, total C Manufacturing 2019* 16.5 8,059 2,198 .
Environmental domains, total D Energy supply 2001* 0.2 81 33
Environmental domains, total D Energy supply 2005* 0.4 656 506
Environmental domains, total D Energy supply 2010* 0.6 992 690
Environmental domains, total D Energy supply 2015* 1.0 1,089 869 .
Environmental domains, total D Energy supply 2016* 1.2 1,194 896 .
Environmental domains, total D Energy supply 2017* 1.3 1,463 1,089 .
Environmental domains, total D Energy supply 2018* 1.6 1,586 1,238 .
Environmental domains, total D Energy supply 2019* 2.0 1,941 1,582 .
Environmental domains, total E Water supply and waste management 2001* 23.7 4,917 1,754
Environmental domains, total E Water supply and waste management 2005* 24.4 5,586 1,941
Environmental domains, total E Water supply and waste management 2010* 25.1 6,894 2,292
Environmental domains, total E Water supply and waste management 2015* 24.6 8,201 2,710 .
Environmental domains, total E Water supply and waste management 2016* 24.9 8,370 2,747 .
Environmental domains, total E Water supply and waste management 2017* 26.2 8,855 2,854 .
Environmental domains, total E Water supply and waste management 2018* 27.7 9,480 3,061 .
Environmental domains, total E Water supply and waste management 2019* 28.9 9,728 3,184 .
Environmental domains, total F Construction 2001* 24.4 2,637 1,180
Environmental domains, total F Construction 2005* 16.2 2,126 902
Environmental domains, total F Construction 2010* 21.2 3,088 1,222
Environmental domains, total F Construction 2015* 27.9 4,517 1,868 .
Environmental domains, total F Construction 2016* 31.2 5,032 2,044 .
Environmental domains, total F Construction 2017* 32.7 5,635 2,382 .
Environmental domains, total F Construction 2018* 27.3 5,131 2,137 .
Environmental domains, total F Construction 2019* 26.2 5,305 2,045 .
Environmental domains, total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2001* 2.1 385 174
Environmental domains, total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2005* 2.3 405 206
Environmental domains, total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2010* 4.2 788 380
Environmental domains, total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2015* 3.8 794 439 .
Environmental domains, total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2016* 4.3 899 489 .
Environmental domains, total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2017* 4.6 1,039 473 .
Environmental domains, total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2018* 5.2 1,058 560 .
Environmental domains, total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2019* 5.1 1,188 625 .
Environmental domains, total J Information and communication 2001* 0.1 8 2
Environmental domains, total J Information and communication 2005* 0.1 18 6
Environmental domains, total J Information and communication 2010* 0.3 104 38
Environmental domains, total J Information and communication 2015* 0.3 100 28 .
Environmental domains, total J Information and communication 2016* 0.4 89 36 .
Environmental domains, total J Information and communication 2017* 0.3 87 40 .
Environmental domains, total J Information and communication 2018* 0.4 94 42 .
Environmental domains, total J Information and communication 2019* 0.5 112 44 .
Environmental domains, total K Financial institutions 2001* 0.0 1 1
Environmental domains, total K Financial institutions 2005* 0.0 5 2
Environmental domains, total K Financial institutions 2010* 0.1 24 9
Environmental domains, total K Financial institutions 2015* 0.1 22 8 .
Environmental domains, total K Financial institutions 2016* 0.1 53 20 .
Environmental domains, total K Financial institutions 2017* 0.2 59 23 .
Environmental domains, total K Financial institutions 2018* 0.1 60 22 .
Environmental domains, total K Financial institutions 2019* 0.2 80 29 .
Environmental domains, total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2001* . . .
Environmental domains, total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2005* . . .
Environmental domains, total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2010* . . .
Environmental domains, total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2015* . . . .
Environmental domains, total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2016* . . . .
Environmental domains, total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2017* . . . .
Environmental domains, total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2018* . . . .
Environmental domains, total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2019* . . . .
Environmental domains, total M-N Business services 2001* 9.7 1,071 554
Environmental domains, total M-N Business services 2005* 10.6 1,317 688
Environmental domains, total M-N Business services 2010* 14.4 2,061 1,092
Environmental domains, total M-N Business services 2015* 12.7 1,949 1,002 .
Environmental domains, total M-N Business services 2016* 13.8 2,139 1,119 .
Environmental domains, total M-N Business services 2017* 13.9 2,334 1,194 .
Environmental domains, total M-N Business services 2018* 15.4 2,747 1,257 .
Environmental domains, total M-N Business services 2019* 15.9 2,987 1,384 .
Environmental domains, total O-Q Government and care 2001* 42.4 5,378 3,165
Environmental domains, total O-Q Government and care 2005* 42.3 6,395 3,764
Environmental domains, total O-Q Government and care 2010* 44.0 7,688 4,762
Environmental domains, total O-Q Government and care 2015* 40.6 8,402 5,354 .
Environmental domains, total O-Q Government and care 2016* 42.6 9,692 5,648 .
Environmental domains, total O-Q Government and care 2017* 42.7 9,553 5,787 .
Environmental domains, total O-Q Government and care 2018* 43.3 10,063 6,071 .
Environmental domains, total O-Q Government and care 2019* 43.8 10,753 6,583 .
Environmental domains, total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2001* . . .
Environmental domains, total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2005* . . .
Environmental domains, total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2010* . . .
Environmental domains, total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2015* . . . .
Environmental domains, total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2016* . . . .
Environmental domains, total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2017* . . . .
Environmental domains, total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2018* . . . .
Environmental domains, total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2019* . . . .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table presents economic data for the environmental goods and services sector by industry. It contains data on labour volume, output and gross value added of the environmental goods and services sector. Output and gross value added are measured in basic prices and labour volume is measured in full time equivalents (fte). The environmental activities can be subdivided to industries and assigned to an environmental domain; environmental protection and/or management of natural resources. In this table only those business that execute environmental activities as primary or secondary activities are classified to economic industry.

The economic data are presented in the following quantities:
-Labour volume, 1000 fte
-Output at basic prices, mln Euro
-Gross value added at basic prices, mln Euro
-Export at basic prices, mln Euro

The environmental goods and services sector consists of companies and institutions that are involved in activities with respect to measuring, preventing, limiting, minimalizing or correcting environmental damage to water, air and soil as well as 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 it is used by EU-countries accordingly.

The environmental goods and services sector is part of de Dutch system of environmental account, which brings together economic and environmental information in a common framework. The Dutch environmental accounts are compiled following the general concepts, definitions and classifications as described in SEEA 2012 and the 2008 SNA. As it is in line with de definitions and classifications of the national accounts system, there exists a small difference between environmental accounts and environmental statistics. More information on the methodology can be found elsewhere on the website of CBS.

Data available from: 2001

Status of the figures:
Provisional figures.

Changes as of 2 April 2021:
Year 2017, 2018 and 2019 has been added. The figures about earlier years have been adjusted following a change in the business population belonging to the environmental goods and services sector.

Changes as of 16 November 2018:
Year 2014 has been added. Figures about earlier years have been adjusted following a change in the business population belonging to the environmental goods and services sector.

Changes as of 5 October 2017:
Provisional figures for 2015 have been added. The time series has been updated according to the most recent estimates. A new variable, Export basic prices, has been added.

Changes as of 25 August 2016:
Year 2014 has been added. Figures about earlier years have been adjusted following a change in the business population belonging to the environmental goods and services sector.

When will new figures be published?
New provisional figures are published annually in March.

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.
Export at basic prices
Goods and services sold by residents to the rest of the world (non-residents).