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16-07-2019 13:19

Survey Results: Environmental protection expenditures in industrial enterprises 2017

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 2017 is estimated at €29,8 million, compared to €24,2 million in 2016 and corresponds to 0,15% of the Gross Domestic Product.

By sector of economic activity, the manufacturing industries reported expenditures of €24,7 million, the mining and quarrying industries and electricity supply €4,9 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 €8,9 million, manufacturing of other non-metallic mineral products for €8,4 million, manufacturing of beverages for €1,7 million, manufacturing of pharmaceutical products and preparations for €1,2 million and manufacturing of basic metals for €1,1 million.

By environmental domain, expenditure related to the reduction of air emissions accounted for €10,9 million, the monitoring, treatment and disposal of waste for €9,9 million, the treatment of waste water for €7,1 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 €1,9 million.

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator

Unit

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Expenditure for Environmental Protection

€000’s

30.011

30.547

28.359

23.670

24.238

29.789

As percentage of GDP

%

0,15

0,17

0,16

0,13

0,13

0,15

Air

€000’s

10.202

10.667

10.646

8.261

8.165

10.940

Wastewater

"

8.878

8.549

6.426

6.468

6.289

7.082

Waste

"

9.289

10.045

9.029

7.725

9.278

9.886

Noise

"

103

153

148

109

148

278

Other

"

1.537

1.133

2.109

1.107

358

1.603

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 visit the Statistical Service (CYSTAT) website, subtheme Environment or contact, Ms Marilena Kythreotou: tel.: +357 22602137, email: mkythreotou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

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