Indicator air

Volatile organic compounds emissions

Volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) - other than methane and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) - are formed by the evaporation or incomplete combustion of solvents, thermal and motor fuels. The main sources of volatile organic compounds are trade, industry and road traffic. The compounds range from non-toxic to highly toxic and carcinogenic (e.g. benzene). Volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides are the most important precursors of photo-oxidants (ozone/summer smog).

NMVOC emissions 2018: 79.4 NMVOC emissions 2017: 80.1 NMVOC emissions 2016: 80.9 NMVOC emissions 2015: 82.9 NMVOC emissions 2014: 85.7 NMVOC emissions 2013: 89.7 NMVOC emissions 2012: 92.2 NMVOC emissions 2011: 93.9 NMVOC emissions 2010: 96.9 NMVOC emissions 2009: 99.9 NMVOC emissions 2008: 103.1 NMVOC emissions 2007: 105.6 NMVOC emissions 2006: 108.8 NMVOC emissions 2005: 112 NMVOC emissions 2004: 115 NMVOC emissions 2003: 123.6 NMVOC emissions 2002: 132.3 NMVOC emissions 2001: 142.3 NMVOC emissions 2000: 149.7 NMVOC emissions 1999: 158.5 NMVOC emissions 1998: 167.9 NMVOC emissions 1997: 180 NMVOC emissions 1996: 191.8 NMVOC emissions 1995: 203.7 NMVOC emissions 1994: 216.2 NMVOC emissions 1993: 235 NMVOC emissions 1992: 256.9 NMVOC emissions 1991: 278.9 NMVOC emissions 1990: 297.3

Data for the graph: Excel
Source: FOEN
Method

Emissions are determined by multiplying the annual human activity rates by pollutant-specific emission factors. Data are gathered by means of surveys, modelling and calculations.

 
Last updated on: 17.02.2020

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