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EEA31 NH3 emissions

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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2003

Generic metadata


Air pollution Air pollution (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Pressure


Indicator codes
  • APE 003
  • APE 3a
Geographic coverage:

Policy issue:  Are we reaching emission targets for acidifying and eutrophicating substances?


Key assessment

EU15 ammonia emissions decreased 7.6% between 1990 and 2000. The emission reduction between 2000 and 2001 was 0.5%. The agricultural sector remains the major source of ammonia emissions (93% of 2001 EU15 total emissions). The most important source in agriculture is from manure management in livestock followed by NH3 emissions from agricultural soils. Particularly large emissions occur from pigs, cattle and poultry rearing.


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