Explanation of Key Trends - Fine Particulate Matter (PM10)

Last updated on 26 Feb 2019 10:08 (cf. Authors)

Main drivers

Between 1995 and 2017 the total PM10 emissions dropped 38,1%. The Main Drivers for PM10 emissions are Fuel Combustion (NFR 1.A) with 47% of total 1995 emissions and a 52% reduction between 1995-2017 and as a sum the Industrial Processes (NFR 2) (and especially Handling of Bulk Products NFR 2.L therein) with 39% of total 1995 emissions and a 35% reduction between 1995-2017.

Within NFR 1.A, Transport (NFR 1.A.3) produces the biggest part of PM10 emissions. Here, about 76% of 2017 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 1995-2017

Total Emissions (Gg) Trend: latest compared to
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 1990 last years
333 294 246 229 228 220 222 217 214 203 206 down_green.png -38,1 down_green.png

PM10 trend by sector

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