Environment costs and -expenditure; enterprises > 10 employees; key figuresFigures
Investments and net annual costs of environmental measures Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing and Public utilities
A greening economy, but not in all areasArticles
The Dutch economy is growing increasingly green. Companies are implementing cleaner production processes and are using relatively fewer raw materials.
Agriculture’s consumption unchanged for 25 years, despite higher outputArticles
Since 1995, the volume of Dutch agricultural production has grown by 20 percent. Nevertheless, there was no increase in the agricultural consumption of environmentally harmful substances such as livestock...
Environmental goods and services sector, activities; national accountsFigures
Environmental activities, environmental domain, environmental services EGSS, environmental sector, recycling
Study uses AIS data to investigate how ships affect underwater wildlifeArticles
Some 90% of all the products traded around the world are transported by ship.
Cattle herd size has barely changedArticles
In 2022, the size of the Dutch cattle population has remained virtually unchanged relative to last year, standing at 3.8 million head.
Greenhouse gas emissions 9 percent lower in Q2 2022Articles
In Q2 2022, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions showed a year-on-year decrease of 9 percent. This is mainly because natural gas consumption was down.
8 in 10 businesses are improving sustainabilityArticles
The majority (79 percent) of businesses have implemented measures this year to make their operations more sustainable.
Greenhouse gas emissions 11 percent lower in Q1 2022Articles
In Q1 2022, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions showed a year-on-year decrease of 11 percent. This is mainly because natural gas consumption was down by a quarter.
Statistics Netherlands identifies links between SDGs and circular economyArticles
How do the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the circular economy interact with each other?
Less nitrogen and phosphate excretion from livestock manureArticles
In 2021, the total amount of nitrogen excreted by Dutch livestock stood at 471 million kg.
Built-up area expanding at the cost of farmlandArticles
The area of land in use for housing, industry and infrastructure increased by 200 square kilometres from 2013 to 2020. The area of land in use for agriculture shrank by 244 sq km. The total area of nature...
Deputy Director General Bert Kroese appointed to top IMF positionArticles
Bert Kroese (54), Deputy Director General of Statistics Netherlands (CBS), will be appointed Chief Statistician and Data Officer and Director of the Statistics Department of the International Monetary...
Rising inflation in the Caribbean NetherlandsArticles
In Q1 2022, consumer goods and services on Bonaire were 9.9 percent more expensive than one year previously. The inflation rate was still 5.7 percent in Q4 2021.
Government deficit for 2021 down to 2.5 percent of GDPArticles
In 2021, the Dutch government recorded a budget deficit of almost 22 billion euros. This is equal to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
Economic growth of 1.0 percent in Q4 2021Articles
According to the second quarterly estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), in Q4 2021 Dutch gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 1.0 percent relative to Q3 2021. Growth amounted to 0.9...
Greenhouse gas emissions 2.1 percent higher in 2021Articles
In 2021, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions showed a year-on-year increase of 2.1 percent. This means that the sharp reduction of emissions in 2020 did not continue.
Agricultural exports exceeded 100 billion euros in 2021Articles
Exports of agricultural goods are estimated to have reached 104.7 billion euros in 2021, setting a new record.
Dutch well-being high, but under increasing pressureArticles
it is becoming more difficult to maintain this level of well-being. Many elements of Dutch natural capital are showing systemic deterioration, with increasing pressure on plant and animal biodiversity,...
PEV fleet keeps growingArticles
As of 1 January 2021, the total passenger car fleet in the Netherlands stood at nearly 8.8 million. This is over 1 percent up on the previous year.
Greenhouse gas emissions lower in Q3 2021Articles
IIn Q3 2021, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions showed a year-on-year decrease of 3 percent. The decrease is mainly due to lower electricity production.
Inflation rate up again in the Caribbean NetherlandsArticles
In the third quarter of 2021, consumer goods and services on Bonaire were 4.3 percent more expensive than one year previously.
Emissions to air by the Dutch economy; national accountsFigures
emissions to air, climate change, greenhouse gases, CO2, ozone layer air pollution, acidification, environmental accounts,