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 mobile sources Methane (CH4) 2021* 4.1
Total inland transport Methane (CH4) 2021* 2.8
Road traffic, total Methane (CH4) 2021* 2.6
Road traffic, passenger cars Methane (CH4) 2021* 1.6
Road traffic, freight vehicles Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.5
Road traffic, other Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.5
Total inland shipping Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.1
Inland shipping, passenger transport Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.0
Inland shipping, freight transport Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.0
Inland shipping, pleasure cruising Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.0
Fishing Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.0
Railways total Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.0
Railways, passenger transport Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.0
Railways, freight transport Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.0
Aviation Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.0
Seagoing shipping, inland Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.2
Seagoing shipping on continental shelf Methane (CH4) 2021* 1.1
Mobile machinery, total Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.1
Mobile machinery, agriculture Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.0
Mobile machinery, building industry Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.0
Mobile machinery, other sectors Methane (CH4) 2021* 0.1
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:
The figures from 1990 to 2020 are final. 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 8 September 2022:
Addition of provisional figures 2021.

When will new figures be published?
Final figures for 1990 to 2021 will be published in February 2023.

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.