Environmental accounts; emissions to water 1995 to 2014

Environmental accounts; emissions to water 1995 to 2014

Origin-destination Periods Emissions to water, nutrients Total nutrients (in equivalents) (1 000 nutrient-equivalents) Emissions to water, nutrients Phosphorus compounds like P (kg) Emissions to water, nutrients Nitrogen compounds like N (kg)
Total origin emissions on water 2014 65,601 27,833,973 377,674,390
Total Dutch economy 2014 34,995 19,120,866 158,736,762
A-U All economic activities 2014 13,613 7,049,302 65,641,796
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2014 7,635 3,560,149 40,744,712
B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2014 2,383 1,308,156 10,745,182
B Mining and quarrying 2014 . . .
C Manufacturing 2014 1,936 1,129,587 8,068,018
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2014 1,274 831,526 4,422,772
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2014 34 11,753 222,854
16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2014 79 35,947 433,292
16 Manufacture of wood products 2014 . . .
17 Manufacture of paper 2014 79 35,947 433,292
18 Printing and reproduction 2014 . . .
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2014 53 28,526 247,758
20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2014 392 184,304 2,078,185
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2014 284 102,991 1,811,195
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2014 108 81,313 266,991
22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2014 10 5,595 45,127
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2014 7 4,987 18,362
23 Manufacture of building materials 2014 3 609 26,765
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2014 88 30,935 567,975
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2014 65 8,950 560,605
25 Manufacture of metal products 2014 23 21,985 7,369
26-27 Electrical and electron. Industry 2014 1 . 8,121
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2014 1 . 13,913
29-30 Transport equipment 2014 4 1,000 28,022
31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2014 . . .
D Electricity and gas supply 2014 32 3,340 285,680
E Water supply and waste management 2014 414 175,229 2,391,484
F Construction 2014 1 685 5,419
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2014 4 1,329 30,452
G Wholesale and retail trade 2014 3 549 22,936
H Transportation and storage 2014 2 780 7,517
49 Land transport 2014 1 780 730
50 Water transport 2014 . . .
51 Air transport 2014 . . .
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2014 1 0 6,787
53 Postal and courier activities 2014 . . .
I Accommodation and food serving 2014 . . .
J Information and communication 2014 . . .
K Financial institutions 2014 . . .
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2014 . . .
M-N Business services 2014 0 0 0
M Other specialised business services 2014 . . .
N Renting and other business support 2014 . . .
O-Q Government and care 2014 3,591 2,178,982 14,116,031
O Public administration and services 2014 3,591 2,178,982 14,116,031
P Education 2014 . . .
Q Health and social work activities 2014 . . .
R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2014 0 0 0
R Culture, sports and recreation 2014 . . .
S Other service activities 2014 . . .
T Activities of households 2014 . . .
U Extraterritorial organisations 2014 . . .
Total private households 2014 20,345 13,196,942 71,482,356
Own transport private households 2014 . . .
Other private households 2014 20,345 13,196,942 71,482,356
Total other domestic origin 2014 1,036 -1,125,378 21,612,609
Total absorbtion and contribution 2014 39,419 20,591,838 188,271,993
Atmospheric deposition 2014 1,581 . 15,806,408
Transport difference 2014 -545 -1,125,378 5,806,202
Total from abroad 2014 30,607 8,713,107 218,937,628
Supply by rivers from abroad 2014 30,607 8,713,107 218,937,628
Non-residents in the Netherlands 2014 . . .
Total destination 2014 65,601 27,833,973 377,674,390
Total absorption 2014 21,978 13,146,000 88,321,000
Total abroad 2014 26,182 7,242,135 189,402,397
Discharge by rivers into the sea 2014 26,182 7,242,135 189,402,397
Residents abroad 2014 . . .
Contribution environmental problem 2014 17,441 7,445,838 99,950,993
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information about the origin and destination of emissions to water of nutrients and heavy metals. These data are part of the environmental accounts. The origin of the emissions to water can be divided into the Dutch economy (disaggregated by private households and industries) and the rest of the world. The destination can be divided into absorption by producers, drain off emissions to the rest of the world and contribution to the environmental problem. The figures in this table can be compared in a consistent way to macro-economic indicators. Furthermore, water emission accounts indicators can be derived for the emissions of heavy metals into water and the eutrophication of surface waters. These indicators can be used for supporting water policy.

Data available from:1995 to 2014

Status of the figures:
Discontinued

Changes as of April 1, 2021
No changes

When will new figures be published?
This table has been discontinued as the calculation of the equivalent is open to discussion.

Description topics

Emissions to water, nutrients
Nutrients that are necessary for the growth of crops and plants (such as phosphorus and nitrogen).
A too high concentration of phosphorus and nitrogen in the surface water is bad for the quality of the surface water.
Total nutrients (in equivalents)
Nutrients that are necessary for the growth of crops and plants (such as phosphorus and nitrogen)
The emissions of phosphorus and nitrogen are converted to nutrient-equivalents and then added up. In the conversion the harmfulness of the nutrients to the environment is taken into account. Phosphorus gets a heavier weight than nitrogen (factor 10)

A too high concentration of phosphorus and nitrogen in the surface water is bad for the quality of the surface water.
Phosphorus compounds like P
The total amount of phosphates and other phosphorus compounds in waste water, measured as phosphorus (P). Phosphate is a compound of phosphorus with oxygen. Phosphorus compounds are nutrients and of vital importance for all organisms, because it is a nutrient for different proteins and for the skeleton.
Nitrogen compounds like N
The total amount of nitrogen in organic compounds (such as proteins) and inorganic compounds (such as nitrate and ammonium). Nitrogen compounds are essential nutrients for all living things: without nitrogen organisms cannot make proteins.
Nitrogen is absorbed in the form of nitrate- or ammonium salts. With an excess of nitrogen in the environment not all of these substances are absorbed and there is over fertilization or eutrophication.