Explanation of Key Trends - Fine Particulate Matter (PM10)

Last updated on 24 Jan 2013 17:05 by Kevin Hausmann

Main drivers

Between 1995 and 2010 the total PM10 emissions were dropped by 30%. The Main Drivers for PM10 emissions are Fuel Combustion (NFR 1.A) with 50% of total 1995 emissions and a 33% reduction between 1995-2010 and as a sum the Industrial Processes (NFR 2) (and especially Bulk Storage NFR 2.G therein) with 33% of total 1995 emissions and a -42.5% reduction between 1995-2010. The visible jump from 1996 to 1997 is caused by a statistical break in Bulk Storage data.

Within NFR 1.A, Transport (NFR 1.A.3) produces the biggest part of PM10 emissions. Here, about 90% of 2010 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 1995-2010

Total Emissions (Gg) Trend: latest compared to
1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 1995 last years
275 240 207 206 201 195 187 192 down_green.png -41.5% stagnate_yellow.png

PM10 trend by sector

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