Air emission accounts record and present data on emissions into the air in a way that is compatible with the national accounts. They record national economies’ emissions to air in a breakdown by emitting economic activities.

Air emission denote the physical flow of gaseous or particulate materials from the economic system (production or consumption processes) to the atmosphere which is part of the environmental system. Air emissions comprise emissions of greenhouse gases as well as emission of air pollutants such as e.g. SO2, NOx, PM10 etc.

Definitions

Air emissions accounts record and present data on emissions into the air in a way that is compatible with the national accounts. They record national economies’ emissions to air in a breakdown by emitting economic activities. Economic activities comprise production activities by industries as well as private households’ activities.

Air emission denote the physical flow of gaseous or particulate materials from the economic system (production or consumption processes) to the atmosphere which is part of the environmental system. Air emissions comprise emissions of greenhouse gases as well as emission of air pollutants such as e.g. SO2, NOx, PM10 etc.

Carbon dioxide from biomass is carbon dioxide emissions arising when utilising biomass (fuelwood, charcoal, biofuel, biogas, landfill gas etc.) as a fuel.

Greenhouse gases (GHG) are natural and anthropogenic gaseous compounds in the atmosphere, which absorb and re-emit infrared radiation. They are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), as well as indirect GHG – carbon oxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and non-methane volatile organic compounds (VOC).

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

Theme Reference period Planned release datesort icon Remarks
Air emissions accounts
  • 2016
12.11.2018

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Air emissions accounts
  • 2014
11.11.2016
Air emissions accounts
  • 2008-2013
09.11.2015
Air emissions accounts
  • 2008-2012
07.11.2014
Air emissions accounts 07.11.2013

Publications

Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications and subscribe for paper publications in section Publications.

Classifications

Data are compiled and published in compliance with the 2nd revision of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 2).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
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 - visiting Information centre.

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

With the help of information from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution reports as well as CSB data, emissions accounts are broken down by NACE Rev. 2 sections and households.

Target population

Target population of the survey covers all economically active merchants and households.

Data revision

Published data may be revised.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Data are comparable since 2008.

International comparability

Eurostat

Statistical Office of European Union (Eurostat) is compiling and on own webpage publishing environment statistics on EU countries. Data are available in section: Statistics/ Environment and energy/ Environment.

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Andra Lazdiņa +371 67366747 Senior Officer Andra [dot] Lazdina [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

Last update

06.11.2013

Air emissions from stationary sources

Enviromental taxes by economic activity

Investements in and current expenditure on eviromental protection

Municipal and hazardous waste

Explanation of symbols

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Magnitude zero

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Less than half of the unit employed

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Data not available or too uncertain for presentation

X

Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless

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Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

0

Magnitude zero