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 2017: 78.397115792561 NMVOC emissions 2016: 78.3999752301539 NMVOC emissions 2015: 80.0453031076958 NMVOC emissions 2014: 81.8912353726887 NMVOC emissions 2013: 85.1681450705461 NMVOC emissions 2012: 87.1293029292675 NMVOC emissions 2011: 88.5520323036567 NMVOC emissions 2010: 91.2287833276096 NMVOC emissions 2009: 94.0252188667292 NMVOC emissions 2008: 97.1363441022176 NMVOC emissions 2007: 99.0939117419763 NMVOC emissions 2006: 102.176003871143 NMVOC emissions 2005: 105.052463792033 NMVOC emissions 2004: 107.968392519732 NMVOC emissions 2003: 117.328651222521 NMVOC emissions 2002: 126.948913193122 NMVOC emissions 2001: 138.056329484559 NMVOC emissions 2000: 145.045724984333 NMVOC emissions 1999: 153.438710633963 NMVOC emissions 1998: 162.929822890103 NMVOC emissions 1997: 176.18625040469 NMVOC emissions 1996: 188.82803036278 NMVOC emissions 1995: 201.375293148064 NMVOC emissions 1994: 214.374554630381 NMVOC emissions 1993: 233.812110418167 NMVOC emissions 1992: 256.056186324399 NMVOC emissions 1991: 278.56812432164 NMVOC emissions 1990: 297.623677008021

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: 27.05.2019

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