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Industrial releases of pollutants to water and economic activity in the EU-27

Figure Created 18 Apr 2023 Published 21 Apr 2023 Last modified 06 May 2024
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The figure shows the trend of pollutant releases into water in the EU-27 from 2010 to 2021 by using 2010 releases values as reference. In addition, gross value added (GVA) from the industry sector is presented.

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GVA, gross value added; TOC - total organic carbon, Total N - total nitrogen, Total P - total phosphorous, Cd - Cadmium, Hg - Mercury, Ni - Nichel, Pb - Lead. GVA is used as a proxy for the economic activity of industry in Europe, accounting for inflation, based on 2010 values.

Data correction and gap filling due to questionable data and lack in reporting:
Slovakia: 2017 data used to gap fill 2018-2021 for missing reporting
Lithuania and Malta: 2019 data used to gap fill 2020-2021 for missing reporting
Czechia: 2020 data used to gap fill 2021 for missing reporting
Italy TOC correction: 2015 TOC value corrected to harmonise with italian E-PRTR. 2021 TOC value corrected after check with italian reporter. The correct value will be officially corrected by Italy in future re-submission.
GVA from EUROSTAT: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/databrowser/product/page/NAIDA_10_A10__custom_5231541

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