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* 24,762.0
Road traffic, total Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020* 329.1
Road traffic, total VOC emission by combustion 2020* 27.4
Road traffic, total VOC emission by evaporation 2020* 1.8
Road traffic, total Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020* 29.1
Road traffic, total Methane (CH4) 2020* 2.4
Road traffic, total NMVOS 2020* 26.8
Road traffic, total Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020* 61.8
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* 3.4
Road traffic, passenger cars Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020* 13,115.0
Road traffic, passenger cars Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020* 265.0
Road traffic, passenger cars VOC emission by combustion 2020* 14.7
Road traffic, passenger cars VOC emission by evaporation 2020* 1.0
Road traffic, passenger cars Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020* 15.7
Road traffic, passenger cars Methane (CH4) 2020* 1.6
Road traffic, passenger cars NMVOS 2020* 14.1
Road traffic, passenger cars Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020* 20.4
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* 10,756.0
Road traffic, freight vehicles Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020* 14.6
Road traffic, freight vehicles VOC emission by combustion 2020* 2.5
Road traffic, freight vehicles VOC emission by evaporation 2020* 0.0
Road traffic, freight vehicles Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020* 2.5
Road traffic, freight vehicles Methane (CH4) 2020* 0.2
Road traffic, freight vehicles NMVOS 2020* 2.4
Road traffic, freight vehicles Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020* 39.2
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* 1.4
Road traffic, other Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2020* 890.9
Road traffic, other Carbon monoxide (CO) 2020* 49.4
Road traffic, other VOC emission by combustion 2020* 10.2
Road traffic, other VOC emission by evaporation 2020* 0.7
Road traffic, other Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 2020* 10.9
Road traffic, other Methane (CH4) 2020* 0.6
Road traffic, other NMVOS 2020* 10.3
Road traffic, other Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2020* 2.1
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 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.