Emissions to air on Dutch territory; stationary sources

Emissions to air on Dutch territory; stationary sources

Sources Periods CO2 (million kgs) NMVOC (million kgs) CH4 (million kgs) SO2 (million kgs) NOx (million kgs) NH3 (million kgs) PM10 (million kgs)
Stationary sources; total 2019* 136,460 204.0 678.7 21.4 100.0 121.5 18.55
Energy sector 2019* 58,050 7.4 23.3 11.2 20.6 0.1 0.30
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas 2019* 1,600 2.2 8.4 0.0 3.3 0.0 0.00
192 Manufacture of refined petroleum 2019* 11,000 3.9 1.1 8.7 5.2 0.0 0.22
35 Energy supply 2019* 45,460 1.4 13.8 2.4 12.0 0.1 0.08
Industry (non energy) 2019* 35,830 33.7 14.6 9.2 23.1 1.8 7.81
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2019* 4,400 8.3 0.8 0.4 2.1 0.4 2.01
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2019* 130 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.07
16 Manufacture of wood products 2019* 80 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.18
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2019* 1,010 0.5 0.1 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.30
201 Manufacture of basic chemicals 2019* 18,420 1.8 12.5 1.4 7.7 0.8 0.67
Chemical and pharmaceutical products 2019* 460 3.7 0.1 0.1 1.1 0.1 0.38
23 Manufacture of building materials 2019* 1,380 0.2 0.2 2.5 2.8 0.4 1.16
Manufacture of iron and steel 2019* 6,410 0.5 0.3 3.2 6.0 0.0 1.16
Manufacture of non-ferrous metals 2019* 130 1.2 0.0 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.16
25-28 Man metal products, machinery 2019* 600 7.4 0.1 0.8 0.7 0.0 0.47
29-30 Transport equipment 2019* 130 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.00
22,31-33 Man furniture other products 2019* 2,030 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.03
F Construction 2019* 660 4.9 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.22
Households in autonomous homes 2019* 17,770 46.7 16.7 0.4 8.1 7.0 3.68
A,E,G-U Other sources (stationary) 2019* 24,800 116.2 624.1 0.6 48.2 112.6 6.76
01 Agriculture 2019* 8,470 91.4 513.0 0.1 39.8 107.5 5.82
E Water supply and waste management 2019* 9,370 0.5 109.4 0.4 3.8 0.5 0.05
G-U Services 2019* 6,960 24.3 1.6 0.1 4.6 4.6 0.89
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains figures on the emissions in the Netherlands by stationary sources. These are actual emissions in or above Dutch territory.
The calculation of emissions by stationary sources is among other data sources based on specifications in the annual emission reports of separate enterprises and additional estimates based on production and energy data provided by Statistics Netherlands.
According to the activity classification (SIC 2008) the coke factory of Tata Steel belongs to the energy sector. In this table it’s emissions are assigned to the category manufacture of iron and steel.

Data available from: 1990

Status of the figures:
The 2019 figures are provisional, all other figures are definitive. In order to obtain a consistent time series the complete data set is (re)calculated when necessary, so as to be able to include the latest insights in the survey, especially in the case of emission factors.

Changes as of 1 September 2020:
Provisional figures of 2019 has been added.

When will new figures be published?
Defintive figures of 2019 will be published in March 2021.

Description topics

CO2
Carbon dioxide.

CO2 is formed by the combustion of carbon in fuels. Greenhouse gas (causes the temperature of the earth's atmosphere to rise gradually).
NMVOC
Non-methane volatile organic compounds.

Among others caused by incomplete combustion of fuels and evaporation of fuels, cooling agents, inland vessel load residues, and other chemical substances. VOC emissions are also formed during various industrial processes. Smog generating and sometimes carcinogenic.
CH4
Methane (= natural gas).

Among other causes CH4 is formed by incomplete combustion of fuels, leakage from the natural gas network, and by fermentation. Greenhouse gas (causes the temperature of the earth's atmosphere to rise gradually).
SO2
Sulphur dioxide (SO2 and SO3, calculated as SO2).

SO2 is formed by the combustion of sulphur in fuels. Causes acidification.
NOx
Nitrogen oxides (NOx = NO and NO2, calculated as NO2).

Causes acidification and generates smog.
NH3
Ammonia (NH3).

NH3 is formed in particular during natural processes and also, to a lesser degree, during the combustion of fuels and during industrial processes. The most important source is manure. NH3 causes acidification.
PM10
Particulate matter (PM10 = particulates with diameter smaller than 10 micrometres).

Among other causes PM10 is formed during the combustion of diesel fuel, various industrial processes, and wear processes like the wear of tyres, brake linings, road surface, and railway overhead contact lines. Detrimental to health, penetrates deeply into the lungs.