Persons with dispensed medicines; background and generationFigures
Persons to whom medicines were dispensed by background, medicine group, age, sex in absolute figures and as percentage of total population
Persons with dispensed medicines; age and sexFigures
Persons to whom medicines were dispensed by medicine group (ATC), age and sex in absolute figures and as percentage of the total population
Household and farm water usage surged in 2018Articles
In 2018, drinking water consumption by Dutch households increased by 7 percent relative to one year previously. The agricultural sector used considerably more water than in 2017 (150 percent).
Ecological status of surface watersOther
Both in 2009 and in 2015, only 0.4 percent of Dutch surface waters complied with the standards for good ecological status according to the Water Framework Directive.
Groundwater extraction by businessesOther
Between 2000 and 2014, 5 percent less fresh (and brackish) groundwater was extracted.
Dutch use water more efficientlyArticles
Although the population and the economy are growing, the use of tap water remains stable. Measures taken to enhance efficiency have reduced the annual tap water use per capita by an average 0.7 percent since 1990.
Bumper apple and pear harvest in 2011Articles
With 418 and 336 million kg respectively, last year was a bumper year for apples and pears. The apple harvest per capita exceeded 25 kilogrammes (kg).
Savings in groundwater and tap water useArticles
In spite of the increase in the population, the amount of tap water used by Dutch households hardly changed in the period 1990-2009.