Fluorinated greenhouse gases

External Data Spec Published 07 Mar 2018
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Data reported by companies on the production, import, export and destruction of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, 2007-2016.

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Emissions and supply of fluorinated greenhouse gases Emissions and supply of fluorinated greenhouse gases This indicator tracks trends since 1990 in anthropogenic emissions of the F-gases listed below. The indicator also tracks trends since 2007 in the supply of F-gases. Furthermore, the shares of major intended applications of EU supply are given for the latest available reporting year. EU supply is a parameter derived from company reporting under the F-gas Regulation that provides information on the actual use of F-gases by EU industries. It focuses on potentially emission-relevant supplies of gases to EU industries and thus does not cover supplies intended for feedstock use or destruction. The lists of gases covered in the supply part of the indicator differ between the period 2007-2013 and the period starting in 2014. For the period 2007-2013, data on only supply in bulk are available. (The term 'bulk' refers to shipments of gases contained in gas containers of all sizes, ranging from large ISO containers of several tonnes to small gas bottles of a few grams.) Since 2014, supply within products and equipment has been recorded. Both of these add up to total EU supply. Bulk supply is calculated by first adding reported amounts for: production bulk imports reclamation stocks from own production or imports held on 1 January of the reporting year and then subtracting the following reported amounts: bulk exports amounts used as feedstock amounts imported for destruction amounts from own production sent for destruction before sales stocks from own production or imports held on 31 December of the reporting year. Gas supplies in products and equipment are the gas contents of products and equipment imported and placed on the EU market. Lists of gases  All gases listed have been tracked for emissions since 1990. Gases in bold have not been tracked for supply in all years since 2007. Gases beyond the supply scope only for 2007-2013 are given in italics. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) Other perfluorinated gases HFC-23 PFC-14 (CF4) SF 6 HFC-32 PFC-116 (C2F6) NF 3 HFC-41 PFC-218 (C3F8)   HFC-43-10mee PFC-3-1-10 (C4F10)   HFC-125 PFC-318 (c-C4F8)   HFC-134 PFC-4-1-12 (C5F12)   HFC-134a PFC-5-1-14 (C6F14)   HFC-143 PFC-9-1-18 (C10F18)   HFC-143a PFC-216 (c-C3F6)   HFC-152     HFC-152a     HFC-161     HFC-227ea     HFC-236cb     HFC-236ea     HFC-236fa     HFC-245ca     HFC-245fa     HFC-365mfc     Where the abovementioned gases are used or emitted as part of a mixture of gases, the corresponding proportions are accounted for. For tracking HFC consumption under the Montreal Protocol, only the proportions of HFCs in HFC-containing mixtures are accounted for. HFC-161 is excluded from the scope of the Montreal Protocol.

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