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Trends in UK sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, ammonia and particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5) emissions

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Title: Trends in UK sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, ammonia and particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5) emissions
Year: 1970-2016
Geography: United Kingdom
Units: Index (1970 =100) Ammonia (1980=100)
source: Ricardo Energy & Environment
URL: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env01-emissions-of-air-pollutants
Copyright: Copyright of data and/or information presented or attached in this document may not reside solely with this Department.
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Custodian Environment Statistics Service, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Area 2C Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR, 08459 33 55 77
Contact enviro.statistics@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Release Date: 15-Feb-18
Notes:
Ammonia Nitrogen Oxides Sulphur Dioxide Non-methane volatile organic compounds pm10 pm2.5
thousand tonnes million tonnes million tonnes million tonnes thousand tonnes thousand tonnes
1970 3.15 6.49 2.4 639.23 498.24
1971 3.12 6.14 2.41 592.11 444.3
1972 3.09 5.89 2.35 527.94 393.56
1973 3.25 6.05 2.49 552.69 401.58
1974 3.02 5.55 2.4 502.96 374.24
1975 2.91 5.27 2.35 475.92 331.6
1976 2.95 5.1 2.41 465.12 325.65
1977 2.96 5.09 2.49 460.53 323
1978 3 5.14 2.53 450.69 311.09
1979 3.1 5.46 2.6 454.67 317.84
1980 322.69 2.92 4.83 2.53 422.55 284.36
1981 321.36 2.79 4.39 2.48 407.38 271.95
1982 329.5 2.77 4.2 2.5 398.66 267.81
1983 330.91 2.73 3.88 2.51 394.85 259.26
1984 334.63 2.68 3.73 2.35 354.31 235.46
1985 331.51 2.77 3.75 2.52 390.56 258.46
1986 329.7 2.86 3.9 2.62 400.72 268.13
1987 333.02 2.92 3.88 2.68 396.05 250.15
1988 325.77 3 3.82 2.75 385.44 243.19
1989 321.73 3.05 3.71 2.79 389.79 241.59
1990 330.78 3.05 3.77 2.86 375.69 236.59
1991 329.93 2.95 3.61 2.8 371.83 235.73
1992 314.36 2.89 3.54 2.71 349.49 225.62
1993 308.16 2.72 3.2 2.56 324.83 210.62
1994 314.11 2.62 2.74 2.43 307.85 201.58
1995 307.21 2.49 2.45 2.26 283.73 184.32
1996 315.99 2.38 2.1 2.19 283.04 182.48
1997 321.43 2.19 1.73 2.09 266.43 172.72
1998 322.53 2.14 1.7 1.93 252.14 164.58
1999 317.28 2.02 1.32 1.75 244.91 162.08
2000 308.8 1.95 1.29 1.6 228.9 147.91
2001 301.62 1.91 1.2 1.53 230.53 146.45
2002 297.26 1.81 1.08 1.44 202.76 130.44
2003 290.62 1.78 1.05 1.33 211.22 131.39
2004 296.94 1.73 0.89 1.25 202.94 129.22
2005 288.11 1.72 0.77 1.17 199.05 127.27
2006 282.35 1.66 0.73 1.12 195.91 125.4
2007 277.55 1.59 0.63 1.09 188.19 119.75
2008 262.41 1.43 0.53 1.01 180.35 118.61
2009 264.28 1.25 0.43 0.92 169.47 112.81
2010 269.1 1.22 0.45 0.9 183.86 120.97
2011 270.52 1.14 0.41 0.89 169.77 109.79
2012 267.63 1.16 0.46 0.88 172.4 115.38
2013 263.6 1.1 0.4 0.85 180.18 116.83
2014 275.68 1.03 0.32 0.84 171.9 110.73
2015 280.02 0.99 0.25 0.84 173.74 112.05
2016 289.06 0.89 0.18 0.82 170.43 107.91
Indexed
Ammonia Nitrogen Oxides Sulphur Dioxide Non-methane volatile organic compounds pm10 pm2.5
1970 100 100 100 100 100
1971 98.9 94.7 100.3 92.6 89.2
1972 98 90.8 98.1 82.6 79
1973 103 93.3 103.9 86.5 80.6
1974 95.8 85.5 100 78.7 75.1
1975 92.2 81.3 98.1 74.5 66.6
1976 93.5 78.5 100.5 72.8 65.4
1977 93.9 78.5 103.8 72 64.8
1978 95.1 79.2 105.5 70.5 62.4
1979 98.3 84.2 108.3 71.1 63.8
1980 100 92.5 74.5 105.3 66.1 57.1
1981 99.6 88.5 67.7 103.5 63.7 54.6
1982 102.1 88 64.8 104.4 62.4 53.8
1983 102.5 86.6 59.7 104.4 61.8 52
1984 103.7 85.2 57.5 97.9 55.4 47.3
1985 102.7 87.9 57.8 105.1 61.1 51.9
1986 102.2 90.9 60.1 109.2 62.7 53.8
1987 103.2 92.8 59.8 111.7 62 50.2
1988 101 95.3 58.9 114.6 60.3 48.8
1989 99.7 96.8 57.1 116.2 61 48.5
1990 102.5 96.7 58 119.3 58.8 47.5
1991 102.2 93.7 55.6 116.8 58.2 47.3
1992 97.4 91.7 54.5 112.9 54.7 45.3
1993 95.5 86.4 49.3 106.9 50.8 42.3
1994 97.3 83.1 42.3 101.3 48.2 40.5
1995 95.2 79 37.8 94.4 44.4 37
1996 97.9 75.6 32.3 91.3 44.3 36.6
1997 99.6 69.6 26.6 87.2 41.7 34.7
1998 100 67.8 26.3 80.6 39.4 33
1999 98.3 64.1 20.3 72.8 38.3 32.5
2000 95.7 61.8 19.8 66.7 35.8 29.7
2001 93.5 60.7 18.4 63.7 36.1 29.4
2002 92.1 57.5 16.6 60.1 31.7 26.2
2003 90.1 56.5 16.2 55.4 33 26.4
2004 92 55 13.8 51.9 31.7 25.9
2005 89.3 54.6 11.9 48.6 31.1 25.5
2006 87.5 52.7 11.2 46.9 30.6 25.2
2007 86 50.6 9.7 45.3 29.4 24
2008 81.3 45.5 8.2 42.2 28.2 23.8
2009 81.9 39.7 6.7 38.5 26.5 22.6
2010 83.4 38.8 6.9 37.5 28.8 24.3
2011 83.8 36.1 6.4 37 26.6 22
2012 82.9 36.8 7.1 36.5 27 23.2
2013 81.7 35 6.1 35.3 28.2 23.4
2014 85.4 32.6 5 35 26.9 22.2
2015 86.8 31.5 3.9 34.8 27.2 22.5
2016 89.6 28.3 2.8 34.1 26.7 21.7