Emissions to air on Dutch territory; mobile sources

Emissions to air on Dutch territory; mobile sources

Sources Emissions Periods Emissions, Dutch territory (million kg)
Total inland transport Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020* 29,098.0
Total inland transport Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020* 358.9
Total inland transport VOC emission by combustion 2020* 31.5
Total inland transport VOC emission by evaporation 2020* 3.4
Total inland transport Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020* 34.9
Total inland transport Methane (CH4) 2020* 2.6
Total inland transport NMVOS 2020* 32.3
Total inland transport Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020* 118.8
Total inland transport Dinitrogen oxide (N2O) 2020* 1.3
Total inland transport Sulphur dioxide (SO2) 2020* 1.7
Total inland transport PM10 (Particulate matter) 2020* 5.1
Total inland shipping Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020* 1,914.0
Total inland shipping Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020* 25.9
Total inland shipping VOC emission by combustion 2020* 2.6
Total inland shipping VOC emission by evaporation 2020* 1.6
Total inland shipping Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020* 4.2
Total inland shipping Methane (CH4) 2020* 0.1
Total inland shipping NMVOS 2020* 4.1
Total inland shipping Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020* 25.3
Total inland shipping Dinitrogen oxide (N2O) 2020* 0.0
Total inland shipping Sulphur dioxide (SO2) 2020* 0.0
Total inland shipping PM10 (Particulate matter) 2020* 0.8
Inland shipping, passenger transport Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020* 114.2
Inland shipping, passenger transport Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020* 0.4
Inland shipping, passenger transport VOC emission by combustion 2020* 0.2
Inland shipping, passenger transport VOC emission by evaporation 2020* 0.0
Inland shipping, passenger transport Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020* 0.2
Inland shipping, passenger transport Methane (CH4) 2020* 0.0
Inland shipping, passenger transport NMVOS 2020* 0.2
Inland shipping, passenger transport Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020* 1.8
Inland shipping, passenger transport Dinitrogen oxide (N2O) 2020* 0.0
Inland shipping, passenger transport Sulphur dioxide (SO2) 2020* 0.0
Inland shipping, passenger transport PM10 (Particulate matter) 2020* 0.1
Inland shipping, freight transport Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020* 1,614.2
Inland shipping, freight transport Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020* 5.0
Inland shipping, freight transport VOC emission by combustion 2020* 1.1
Inland shipping, freight transport VOC emission by evaporation 2020* 1.5
Inland shipping, freight transport Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020* 2.5
Inland shipping, freight transport Methane (CH4) 2020* 0.0
Inland shipping, freight transport NMVOS 2020* 2.5
Inland shipping, freight transport Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020* 21.2
Inland shipping, freight transport Dinitrogen oxide (N2O) 2020* 0.0
Inland shipping, freight transport Sulphur dioxide (SO2) 2020* 0.0
Inland shipping, freight transport PM10 (Particulate matter) 2020* 0.6
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020* 185.6
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020* 20.6
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising VOC emission by combustion 2020* 1.3
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising VOC emission by evaporation 2020* 0.1
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020* 1.4
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising Methane (CH4) 2020* 0.0
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising NMVOS 2020* 1.4
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020* 2.3
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising Dinitrogen oxide (N2O) 2020* 0.0
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising Sulphur dioxide (SO2) 2020* 0.0
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising PM10 (Particulate matter) 2020* 0.1
Seagoing shipping, inland Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020* 1,817.8
Seagoing shipping, inland Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020* 1.9
Seagoing shipping, inland VOC emission by combustion 2020* 1.2
Seagoing shipping, inland VOC emission by evaporation 2020* 0.0
Seagoing shipping, inland Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020* 1.2
Seagoing shipping, inland Methane (CH4) 2020* 0.2
Seagoing shipping, inland NMVOS 2020* 1.0
Seagoing shipping, inland Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020* 25.8
Seagoing shipping, inland Dinitrogen oxide (N2O) 2020* 0.0
Seagoing shipping, inland Sulphur dioxide (SO2) 2020* 1.2
Seagoing shipping, inland PM10 (Particulate matter) 2020* 0.7
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains figures on the emissions in the Netherlands by mobile sources. These are actual emissions in or above the Netherlands and on the continental shelf (see paragraph 2). Mobile source emissions are caused by the combustion of motor fuels, the evaporation of fuel and load residues (VOC), wear of tyres, brake linings and road surfaces (PM10), and the wear of railway overhead contact lines, including emissions caused by friction and spark erosion of the current collectors.
The emissions are calculated by multiplying data on activities, for instance vehicle kilometres and fuel consumption, by emission factors.

Data available from: 1990

Status of the figures:
All figures up to and including reporting year 2019 are final. The figures for 2020 are provisional. 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 October 2021:
Addition of provisional figures for 2020.

Changes as of 16 February 2021:
-Provisional figures of 2019 have been replaced by the definitive figures.
-The emissions of refrigeration units in heavy vehicles have been taken into account in de road transport emissions.
-The CO2 emission figures for road transport are an underestimation (max 10 percent). The actual size is not yet determined. At the next update of this table the figures will be corrected.
-The N2O emission figures for road transport are not consistent over time. New emission factors have been used for 2018 and 2019, which have not been fitted to other years yet. At the next update of this table the figures will be corrected.

When will new figures be published?
Final figures for 2020 will be published in March 2022.

Description topics

Emissions, Dutch territory
The actual emissions in or above the Netherlands and on the continental shelf (of Europe) (area in between the low water line and a water depth of 200 meters with a maximum of 200 miles from the coast line).
Mobile source emissions are caused by the combustion of motor fuels, the evaporation of fuel and load residues (VOC), wear of tyres, brake linings and road surfaces (PM10), and the wear of railway overhead contact lines, including emissions caused by friction and spark erosion of the current collectors.

The emissions are calculated by multiplying data on activities, for instance vehicle kilometres and fuel consumption, by emission factors.