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Industrial waste. By sectors of activity

Industrial waste. By sectors of activity (NACE) Catalonia
2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 4,314 7,655 6,428 6,767 6,582 8,238 7,361 7,625 4,564 6,487 7,401 7,457
Mining industry 53,889 51,770 18,261 9,238 22,402 21,380 8,959 15,393 12,560 10,585 15,989 18,031
Food, beverages and tobacco 878,642 933,345 911,480 938,405 905,659 911,263 923,698 921,059 956,270 1,025,579 1,148,687 1,217,652
Textiles, dressmaking, leather and footwear 62,688 69,970 72,388 70,940 69,208 59,919 58,969 61,801 57,204 67,086 74,459 78,462
Wood and cork, except furniture; basketware 28,579 29,171 29,479 26,847 24,337 22,914 33,453 32,851 45,453 54,680 58,618 68,705
Paper, graphic arts and recorded media 350,157 391,490 383,373 426,797 380,500 382,336 466,459 488,252 429,126 445,997 452,715 426,249
Coke products and petroleum refinery 9,296 9,420 10,625 11,546 12,802 13,527 13,081 17,481 11,882 15,659 10,933 9,766
Chemical ind., pharmaceutical prod., rubber & plastic mat. 675,964 676,531 670,072 645,367 628,319 590,073 609,108 558,945 604,561 655,133 648,745 556,718
Other non metallic mineral products 185,843 175,820 183,763 148,221 148,959 146,777 146,681 149,719 162,680 220,773 251,622 274,547
Metallurgy and metal products 666,107 800,028 799,022 818,090 801,202 812,727 771,212 795,659 808,379 862,779 842,351 824,301
Computer prod., elect. and optics, electric mach., mechanical, motor v., trailers and semi-trailers, other trans. mat. 273,321 347,746 374,615 381,854 341,679 378,962 356,009 345,349 338,757 364,430 359,678 318,658
Furniture, manufacturing, machinery and equipment 48,195 54,322 51,380 50,598 43,518 36,565 35,182 35,394 37,654 40,100 43,454 51,124
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 14,419 20,302 30,070 19,434 19,785 27,498 33,547 59,146 21,024 18,902 83,699 82,314
Collection, supply and treat. of water, sewage, purific. and oth. 594,743 615,232 612,144 642,874 605,538 593,301 569,242 545,681 554,834 554,043 547,338 560,685
Collection, treatment and elimin. of waste; evaluation 25,791 30,260 38,357 22,638 14,657 15,450 11,786 11,974 8,353 10,126 21,262 33,731
Construction 18,987 20,603 15,741 11,136 9,335 7,806 5,990 5,941 6,154 14,730 13,435 15,004
Services (except wholesale of scrap metal and waste) 150,954 134,417 128,507 117,516 118,939 84,031 80,526 90,909 87,751 99,542 82,082 75,464
Wholesale of scrap metal and waste 22 258 264 151 85 108 130 216 683 1,359 918 414
Total 4,041,911 4,368,340 4,335,969 4,348,419 4,153,506 4,112,875 4,131,395 4,143,395 4,147,889 4,467,990 4,663,386 4,619,280
Units: Tons.
Source: Agència de Residus de Catalunya.
Notes:
- Collection, supply and treat. of water, sewage, purific. and oth.: includes the urban waste water treatment plants.
- A partir del 2009 les dades sectorials corresponen a la nova Classificació catalana d'activitats econòmiques CCAE-2009. Això comporta que no puguin ser comparables amb les dels anys anteriors.

Last update: May 31, 2022.

Statistics RESIC

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Industrial waste
Waste derived from manufacturing or industrial activities or processes. Can be: special or non special.

Methodological aspects

Industrial waste is presented classified by types, by activity sectors and by counties, in accordance with the new Waste catalogue. Not included is waste resulting from mining activities or from the exploitation of stone, or radioactive waste or unclassified explosives. Neither is sanitary or municipal waste included, nor that from agricultural or livestock operations that is reused by the agricultural operation, or that which is managed as wastewater.

Groupings according to Section 8 of EU Regulation 849/2010, in relation to statistics on waste:

  • 1 Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing
  • 2 Mining industry
  • 3 Food, beverages and tobacco
  • 4 Textiles, dressmaking, leather and footwear
  • 5 Wood and cork, except furniture; basketware
  • 6 Paper, graphic arts and recorded media
  • 7 Coke products and petroleum refinery
  • 8 Chemical industries, pharmaceutical products, rubber & plastic materials
  • 9 Other non metallic mineral products
  • 10 Metallurgy and metal products
  • 11 Computer products, electronics and optics, electric machinery, mechanical, motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, other transport materials
  • 12 Furniture, manufacturing, machinery and equipment
  • 13 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning
  • 14 Collection, supply and treat. of water, sewage, purification and others
  • 15 Collection, treatment and elimination of waste; evaluation
  • 16 Construction
  • 17 Services (except wholesale of scrap metal and waste)
  • 18 Wholesale of scrap metal and waste

In accordance with the criteria of the Industrial Waste Management Programme (PROGRIC), and on the basis of Declaration 2006, the data on industrial waste is determined in accordance with the grouping into activities: industries, treatment plants and waste managers.

The data of Industrial waste obtained from annual declarations of industrial waste.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".