Emissions to air by the Dutch economy; national accounts

Emissions to air by the Dutch economy; national accounts

Dutch economy Periods Greenhouse gases (climate change) CO2 Total CO2 (mln kgs)
Total Dutch economy 2021* 179,629
Total private households 2021* 33,168
Transport activity by private households 2021* 13,568
Other private households 2021* 19,600
A-U All economic activities 2021* 146,097
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021* 10,733
B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2021* 96,090
B Mining and quarrying 2021* 1,662
C Manufacturing 2021* 44,414
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021* 4,238
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021* 159
16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2021* 1,135
16 Manufacture of wood products 2021* 109
17 Manufacture of paper 2021* 972
18 Printing and reproduction 2021* 54
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021* 10,566
20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2021* 18,414
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021* 18,291
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021* 123
22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2021* 1,606
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021* 286
23 Manufacture of building materials 2021* 1,321
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021* 6,874
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021* 6,311
25 Manufacture of metal products 2021* 562
26-27 Elektrical and electron. Industry 2021* 244
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021* 59
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021* 185
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021* 320
29-30 Transport equipment 2021* 251
31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2021* 607
D Electricity and gas supply 2021* 40,688
E Water supply and waste management 2021* 9,327
F Construction 2021* 3,473
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021* 27,546
G Wholesale and retail trade 2021* 3,749
H Transportation and storage 2021* 22,812
49 Land transport 2021* 6,100
50 Water transport 2021* 7,938
51 Air transport 2021* 7,984
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2021* 628
53 Postal and courier activities 2021* 163
I Accommodation and food serving 2021* 985
J Information and communication 2021* 184
K Financial institutions 2021* 375
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021* 251
M-N Business services 2021* 3,175
M Other specialised business services 2021* 750
N Renting and other business support 2021* 2,425
O-Q Government and care 2021* 3,439
O Public administration and services 2021* 1,439
P Education 2021* 595
Q Health and social work activities 2021* 1,406
R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2021* 829
R Culture, sports and recreation 2021* 428
S Other service activities 2021* 401
T Activities of households 2021* 0
U Extraterritorial organisations 2021* 0
Landfill sites (waste dumps) 2021* 364
Source: CBS.
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This table presents the air emission accounts, as a part of the annual environmental accounts compiled by Statistics Netherlands.
The air emission accounts describe the emissions of air pollutants and gases as a result of Dutch economic activities. This is including the emissions of residents abroad and excluding emissions of non-residents in the Netherlands. The emissions of the substances are allocated to the various economic activities. Emissions from natural sources are excluded as these emissions are not related to economic activities. In this table, the emission of pollutants and gases from stationary sources (such as power plants) as well as mobile sources (such as road transport) are allocated to the different industries or households. Included are CO (carbon monoxide); CO2 (carbon dioxide); CH4 (methane); N2O (nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas); NOx (nitrogen oxides (diversity)); SO2 (sulphur dioxide); NH3 (ammonia); PM10 (particulate matter with a diameter less than 10 micrometres); NMVOC (volatile organic compounds excluding methane (CH4)). The environmental accounts are compiled according to the concepts (such as the resident principle) and definitions of the national accounts, making it possible to quantify the environmental effects of the economic activities for the Netherlands in a consistent manner.

Data available from: 1990

Status of the figures:
Figures for the latest year are provisional. In order to obtain a consistent time series, the complete data set is (re)calculated every year.
The air emission accounts data are consistent in time and in compliance with the Dutch national accounts. The alignment between the environmental accounts and the national accounts however, takes place using a wide variety of sources. This means that, although every year the system required to perform the various calculations are similar and consistent, variation can occur due to changes in particular sources. As a result changes in emission factors from the emission inventory (pollutant release and transfer register, PRTR) and changing traffic and transport statistics affect the full time series of the air emission accounts. In order to obtain consistent time series, every year the entire time series are (re)calculated, enabling that latest insights in the data are captured.

Changes as of November 2022:
Data for 2021 have been added. Data for previous years are adjusted according to the revision policy (see: Status of the figures).
An additional breakdown for CO2 emissions has been added. CO2 emissions from biomass and CO2 emissions excluding biomass are available for the entire time series.

When will new figures be published?
New annual figures will be published in November.

Description topics

Greenhouse gases (climate change)
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere retain part of the solar heat that reaches the earth. The increased concentration of greenhouse gases means more heat is retained and the temperature of the earth's surface rises.
This is called the 'enhanced greenhouse effect'. The most important greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), laughing gas (N2O), HFCs, PFCs and SF6.
CO2
Total CO2
Carbon dioxide.
Greenhouse gas (causes the temperature of the earth's atmosphere to rise gradually).