Explanation of Key Trends - Fine Particulate Matter (PM10)

Last updated on 13 Feb 2020 10:46 (cf. Authors)

Main drivers

Between 1995 and 2018 the total PM10 emissions dropped 40,8%. The Main Drivers for PM10 emissions are Fuel Combustion (NFR 1.A) with 47% of total 1995 emissions and a 57% reduction between 1995-2018 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 34% reduction between 1995-2018.

Within NFR 1.A, Transport (NFR 1.A.3) produces the biggest part of PM10 emissions. Here, about 75% of 2018 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 1995-2018

Total Emissions (Gg) Trend: latest compared to
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 1990 last years
356 310 253 233 231 230 230 223 219 204 207 211 down_green.png -40,8 stagnate_yellow.png

PM10 trend by sector

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