Explanation of Key Trends - Fine Particulate Matter (PM10)

Last updated on 04 Dec 2014 08:38 (cf. Authors)

Main drivers

Between 1995 and 2012 the total PM10 emissions dropped about 27%. The Main Drivers for PM10 emissions are Fuel Combustion (NFR 1.A) with 47% of total 1995 emissions and a 37% reduction between 1995-2012 and as a sum the Industrial Processes (NFR 2) (and especially Bulk Storage NFR 2.G therein) with 35% of total 1995 emissions and a 30% reduction between 1995-2012.

Within NFR 1.A, Transport (NFR 1.A.3) produces the biggest part of PM10 emissions. Here, about 90% of 2012 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 1995-2012

Total Emissions (Gg) Trend: latest compared to
1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 1995 last years
298 262 224 223 218 211 203 220 219 217 down_green.png -27.4% stagnate_yellow.png

PM10 trend by sector

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