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Survey results: environmental protection expenditures in industrial enterprises, 2016

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 2016 is estimated at €24,2 million, compared to €23,7 million in 2015 and corresponds to 0,13% of the Gross Domestic Product.

By sector of economic activity, the manufacturing industries reported expenditures of €20,3 million, the mining and quarrying industries and electricity supply €3,8 million and the water treatment and supply enterprises €0,2 million. In the manufacturing sector, where the largest amount of expenditure was reported, manufacturing of food products accounted for €8,0 million, manufacturing of other non-metallic mineral products for €6,4 million, manufacturing of beverages for €1,2 million and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products and preparations for €1,1 million.

By environmental domain, expenditure related to the monitoring, treatment and disposal of waste accounted for €9,3 million, the reduction of air emissions for €8,2 million, the treatment of waste water for €6,3 million and other actions such as the abatement of noise and vibrations, the protection of soil and ground water and the protection of natural resources and biodiversity for €0,5 million.

  

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator

Unit

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Expenditure for Environmental Protection

€000’s

30.011

30.547

28.359

23.670

24.238

As percentage of GDP

%

0,15

0,17

0,16

0,13

0,13

Air

€000’s

10.202

10.667

10.646

8.261

8.165

Wastewater

"

8.878

8.549

6.426

6.468

6.289

Waste

"

9.289

10.045

9.029

7.725

9.278

Noise

"

103

153

148

109

148

Other

"

1.537

1.133

2.109

1.107

358

 METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Definitions

Environmental protection: is defined as any action or activity whose main purpose is the collection, treatment, reduction, prevention or elimination of pollution and pollutants or any other degradation of the environment resulting from the operating activity of an enterprise.

All actions and activities where the primary function is environmental protection are included, regardless of whether they are undertaken in response to environmental legislation, to meet demands of customers, to improve company image, etc. However, actions and activities that are beneficial to the environment but whose main purpose is not environmental protection and have been taken regardless of environmental protection considerations are excluded.

Examples of such activities are: treatment of waste and waste water, elimination or reduction of emissions of air pollutants, protection of soils and ground water, abatement or reduction of noise and vibration, protection of natural resources and biodiversity, as well as the monitoring of the quality of the environment and the control of waste production etc.

Environmental protection expenditure: is the sum of capital investments and current expenditures for the undertaking of environmental protection activities.

For more information:

Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Environment

Contact

Marilena Kythreotou: Tel.: +357 22602137, Email: mkythreotou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

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