Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

Survey Results: Environmental Protection Expenditures in Industrial Enterprises, 2009

On the basis of the results of a survey carried out by the Statistical Service, the total expenditure for environmental protection activities in industry in 2009 is estimated at €67,8 million, which corresponds to 0,40% of the Gross Domestic Product, compared to €27,5 million or 0,16% in 2008. This rise is mainly attributed to increased capital expenditures recorded by the cement industry in 2009. The corresponding expenditures in the member-states of the European Union are estimated at 0,44% of the Gross Domestic Product.

By sector of economic activity, the manufacturing industries reported expenditures of €64,0 million, the mining and quarrying industries €3,2 million and the electricity and water enterprises €0,6 million. In the manufacturing sector, where the largest amount of expenditure is reported, manufacturing of other non-metallic mineral products accounted for €42,1 million, manufacturing of food products for €11,2 million, manufacturing of beverages for €3,8 million and manufacturing of wood and of products of wood for €1,6 million.

By environmental domain, expenditure related to: the monitoring, treatment and disposal of waste €13,3 million, the reduction of air emissions €9,2 million, the treatment of waste water €8,9 million, the abatement of noise and vibrations €1,2 million and others €35,2 million.



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