Emissions to air on Dutch territory; mobile sources

Emissions to air on Dutch territory; mobile sources

Sources Emissions Periods Emissions, Dutch territory (million kg)
Road traffic, total Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020 26,119.0
Road traffic, total Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020 224.1
Road traffic, total VOC emission by combustion 2020 29.7
Road traffic, total VOC emission by evaporation 2020 1.9
Road traffic, total Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020 31.7
Road traffic, total Methane (CH4) 2020 2.6
Road traffic, total NMVOS 2020 29.0
Road traffic, total Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020 60.1
Road traffic, total Dinitrogen oxide (N2O) 2020 1.2
Road traffic, total Sulphur dioxide (SO2) 2020 0.2
Road traffic, total PM10 (Particulate matter) 2020 3.5
Road traffic, passenger cars Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020 14,613.0
Road traffic, passenger cars Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020 166.1
Road traffic, passenger cars VOC emission by combustion 2020 12.8
Road traffic, passenger cars VOC emission by evaporation 2020 0.9
Road traffic, passenger cars Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020 13.7
Road traffic, passenger cars Methane (CH4) 2020 1.6
Road traffic, passenger cars NMVOS 2020 12.1
Road traffic, passenger cars Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020 19.6
Road traffic, passenger cars Dinitrogen oxide (N2O) 2020 0.7
Road traffic, passenger cars Sulphur dioxide (SO2) 2020 0.1
Road traffic, passenger cars PM10 (Particulate matter) 2020 1.8
Road traffic, freight vehicles Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020 10,613.0
Road traffic, freight vehicles Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020 8.7
Road traffic, freight vehicles VOC emission by combustion 2020 6.9
Road traffic, freight vehicles VOC emission by evaporation 2020 0.0
Road traffic, freight vehicles Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020 6.9
Road traffic, freight vehicles Methane (CH4) 2020 0.5
Road traffic, freight vehicles NMVOS 2020 6.4
Road traffic, freight vehicles Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020 38.4
Road traffic, freight vehicles Dinitrogen oxide (N2O) 2020 0.5
Road traffic, freight vehicles Sulphur dioxide (SO2) 2020 0.1
Road traffic, freight vehicles PM10 (Particulate matter) 2020 1.5
Road traffic, other Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020 892.1
Road traffic, other Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020 49.3
Road traffic, other VOC emission by combustion 2020 10.0
Road traffic, other VOC emission by evaporation 2020 1.0
Road traffic, other Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020 11.0
Road traffic, other Methane (CH4) 2020 0.5
Road traffic, other NMVOS 2020 10.5
Road traffic, other Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020 2.2
Road traffic, other Dinitrogen oxide (N2O) 2020 0.0
Road traffic, other Sulphur dioxide (SO2) 2020 0.0
Road traffic, other PM10 (Particulate matter) 2020 0.2
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 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 9 March 2022:
Addition of final figures for 2020.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures for 2021 will be published in October 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.