Explanation of Key Trends - Fine Particulate Matter (PM10)

Last updated on 10 Feb 2017 11:34 (cf. Authors)

Main drivers

Between 1995 and 2015 the total PM10 emissions dropped 32,7%. The Main Drivers for PM10 emissions are Fuel Combustion (NFR 1.A) with 46% of total 1995 emissions and a 51% reduction between 1995-2015 and as a sum the Industrial Processes (NFR 2) (and especially Handling of Bulk Products NFR 2.L therein) with 41% of total 1995 emissions and a 31% reduction between 1995-2015.

Within NFR 1.A, Transport (NFR 1.A.3) produces the biggest part of PM10 emissions. Here, about 90% of 2015 Transport PM10 emissions are produced by Road Transport (NFR 1.A.3.b), half of which is directly caused by fuel combustion (NFR 1.A.3.b.i - iv) and the other half by road abrasion and tyre and brake wear (NFR 1.A.3.b.vi - vii).

PM10 Emissions 1995-2015

Total Emissions (Gg) Trend: latest compared to
1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 1995 last years
329 290 245 241 233 227 218 232 232 225 229 223 221 down_green.png -32,7 stagnate_yellow.png

PM10 trend by sector

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