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Environment > PM10 > Country level > Micrograms per cubic meter: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Particulate matter concentrations refer to fine suspended particulates less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10) that are capable of penetrating deep into the respiratory tract and causing significant health damage. Data for countries and aggregates for regions and income groups are urban-population weighted PM10 levels in residential areas of cities with more than 100,000 residents. The estimates represent the average annual exposure level of the average urban resident to outdoor particulate matter. The state of a countryÂ’s technology and pollution controls is an important determinant of particulate matter concentrations.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Sudan 181.54 mcg/m³ 2004
2 Mali 165.2 mcg/m³ 2004
3 Niger 144.16 mcg/m³ 2004
4 Bangladesh 139.99 mcg/m³ 2004
5 Iraq 138.32 mcg/m³ 2004
6 Egypt 134.79 mcg/m³ 2004
7 Uruguay 134.24 mcg/m³ 2004
8 Saudi Arabia 133.25 mcg/m³ 2004
9 Pakistan 128 mcg/m³ 2004
10 Chad 126.75 mcg/m³ 2004
11 United Arab Emirates 125.6 mcg/m³ 2004
12 Oman 119.53 mcg/m³ 2004
13 Trinidad and Tobago 114.44 mcg/m³ 2004
14 Kuwait 107.92 mcg/m³ 2004
15 Sri Lanka 103.8 mcg/m³ 2004
16 Mauritania 103.26 mcg/m³ 2004
17 Indonesia 102.1 mcg/m³ 2004
18 Paraguay 100.61 mcg/m³ 2004
19 Libya 98.1 mcg/m³ 2004
20 The Gambia 94.82 mcg/m³ 2004
21 Burkina Faso 93.71 mcg/m³ 2004
22 Angola 91.35 mcg/m³ 2004
23 Yemen 90.8 mcg/m³ 2004
24 Algeria 88.14 mcg/m³ 2004
OPEC countries average (profile) 88.07 mcg/m³ 2004
25 Bolivia 86.23 mcg/m³ 2004
26 Syria 86.14 mcg/m³ 2004
27 Congo, Republic of the 85.39 mcg/m³ 2004
28 Eritrea 84.69 mcg/m³ 2004
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 82.38 mcg/m³ 2004
South Asia average (profile) 82.34 mcg/m³ 2004
Muslim countries average (profile) 80.11 mcg/m³ 2004
29 North Korea 79.45 mcg/m³ 2004
failed states average (profile) 78.54 mcg/m³ 2004
30 Guinea-Bissau 78.09 mcg/m³ 2004
31 Argentina 77.94 mcg/m³ 2004
32 Ethiopia 76.03 mcg/m³ 2004
33 Senegal 75.75 mcg/m³ 2004
34 Uzbekistan 75.52 mcg/m³ 2004
35 Thailand 73.4 mcg/m³ 2004
36 China 72.18 mcg/m³ 2004
37 India 71.59 mcg/m³ 2004
38 Guinea 70.63 mcg/m³ 2004
39 Burma 68.8 mcg/m³ 2004
40 Armenia 68.71 mcg/m³ 2004
41 Botswana 68.58 mcg/m³ 2004
42 Mongolia 68.44 mcg/m³ 2004
43 Guatemala 67.46 mcg/m³ 2004
44 New Caledonia 67.02 mcg/m³ 2004
45 Nigeria 67 mcg/m³ 2004
Former French colonies average (profile) 65.71 mcg/m³ 2004
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 65.57 mcg/m³ 2004
46 Bahrain 65.41 mcg/m³ 2004
47 Vietnam 65.17 mcg/m³ 2004
Hot countries average (profile) 64.91 mcg/m³ 2002
48 Peru 64.8 mcg/m³ 2004
49 Cameroon 64.32 mcg/m³ 2004
50 Cambodia 63.6 mcg/m³ 2004
South and Central Asia average (profile) 63.56 mcg/m³ 2004
51 Turkmenistan 61.9 mcg/m³ 2004
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 59.93 mcg/m³ 2004
52 Azerbaijan 59.22 mcg/m³ 2004
53 Zambia 58.17 mcg/m³ 2004
54 Iran 57.8 mcg/m³ 2004
Religious countries average (profile) 57.54 mcg/m³ 2004
55 Sierra Leone 55.68 mcg/m³ 2004
56 Albania 55.52 mcg/m³ 2004
57 Bulgaria 55.29 mcg/m³ 2004
Former British colonies average (profile) 55.05 mcg/m³ 2004
58 Tajikistan 54.54 mcg/m³ 2004
59 Qatar 54.49 mcg/m³ 2004
60 Chile 54.44 mcg/m³ 2004
61 Lesotho 53.84 mcg/m³ 2004
62 Democratic Republic of the Congo 52.49 mcg/m³ 2004
Landlocked countries average (profile) 51.56 mcg/m³ 2004
63 Jordan 50.31 mcg/m³ 2004
64 Djibouti 48.31 mcg/m³ 2004
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 48.14 mcg/m³ 2004
65 Sao Tome and Principe 47.95 mcg/m³ 2004
66 Turkey 47.66 mcg/m³ 2004
67 Central African Republic 47.63 mcg/m³ 2004
68 Laos 47.36 mcg/m³ 2004
69 Honduras 47.05 mcg/m³ 2004
70 Cyprus 46.99 mcg/m³ 2004
71 Malawi 46.46 mcg/m³ 2004
72 Afghanistan 46.44 mcg/m³ 2004
73 Macau 46.21 mcg/m³ 2004
74 Comoros 46.19 mcg/m³ 2004
75 Brunei 45.43 mcg/m³ 2004
76 Madagascar 45.35 mcg/m³ 2004
77 Georgia 44.92 mcg/m³ 2004
78 Singapore 44.41 mcg/m³ 2004
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 44.02 mcg/m³ 2004
79 Liberia 43.95 mcg/m³ 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 43.71 mcg/m³ 2004
80 Togo 43.37 mcg/m³ 2004
81 Benin 42.88 mcg/m³ 2004
82 Namibia 42.61 mcg/m³ 2004
83 Haiti 42.46 mcg/m³ 2004
84 Jamaica 42.23 mcg/m³ 2004
85 Lebanon 41.84 mcg/m³ 2004
86 Somalia 41.3 mcg/m³ 2004
87 Greece 41.11 mcg/m³ 2004
88 Mexico 39.33 mcg/m³ 2004
89 Costa Rica 39.3 mcg/m³ 2004
=90 Suriname 39.06 mcg/m³ 2004
=90 Mozambique 39.06 mcg/m³ 2004
92 Burundi 38.92 mcg/m³ 2004
93 Moldova 38.91 mcg/m³ 2004
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 38.85 mcg/m³ 2004
94 Nepal 38.7 mcg/m³ 2004
95 Kenya 38.69 mcg/m³ 2004
96 Virgin Islands 38.54 mcg/m³ 2002
97 Cote d'Ivoire 38.34 mcg/m³ 2004
98 South Korea 38.22 mcg/m³ 2004
99 Poland 37.99 mcg/m³ 2004
100 Guyana 37.57 mcg/m³ 2004
101 Israel 37.51 mcg/m³ 2004
102 Maldives 36.91 mcg/m³ 2004
Catholic countries average (profile) 36.75 mcg/m³ 2004
103 Rwanda 36.73 mcg/m³ 2004
104 The Bahamas 36.72 mcg/m³ 2002
105 Panama 36.57 mcg/m³ 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 36.17 mcg/m³ 2004
106 Solomon Islands 35.92 mcg/m³ 2004
Non-religious countries average (profile) 35.68 mcg/m³ 2004
107 El Salvador 35.49 mcg/m³ 2004
108 Ghana 34.82 mcg/m³ 2004
109 Austria 34.54 mcg/m³ 2004
110 Swaziland 34.23 mcg/m³ 2004
111 Liechtenstein 34.12 mcg/m³ 2004
112 Netherlands 34.11 mcg/m³ 2004
113 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 33.6 mcg/m³ 2004
Eastern Europe average (profile) 33.42 mcg/m³ 2004
114 Spain 33.25 mcg/m³ 2004
115 Tunisia 33.16 mcg/m³ 2004
116 Philippines 32.22 mcg/m³ 2004
117 Japan 31.17 mcg/m³ 2004
118 Croatia 31.05 mcg/m³ 2004
119 Nicaragua 30.99 mcg/m³ 2004
120 Dominica 30.53 mcg/m³ 2004
121 Slovenia 30.49 mcg/m³ 2004
122 Barbados 30.19 mcg/m³ 2004
123 Netherlands Antilles 29.77 mcg/m³ 2002
124 Dominican Republic 29.56 mcg/m³ 2004
125 Malaysia 28.94 mcg/m³ 2004
Cold countries average (profile) 28.65 mcg/m³ 2004
=126 Tanzania 28.33 mcg/m³ 2004
=126 Saint Lucia 28.33 mcg/m³ 2004
128 Zimbabwe 28.3 mcg/m³ 2004
129 Brazil 28.05 mcg/m³ 2004
130 Andorra 27.86 mcg/m³ 2004
Europe average (profile) 27.63 mcg/m³ 2004
131 Ukraine 27.31 mcg/m³ 2004
132 Italy 27.12 mcg/m³ 2004
133 Portugal 26.15 mcg/m³ 2004
134 South Africa 26.14 mcg/m³ 2004
NATO countries average (profile) 25.69 mcg/m³ 2004
135 Bhutan 25.69 mcg/m³ 2004
136 Fiji 25.63 mcg/m³ 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 25.57 mcg/m³ 2004
137 Belgium 25.41 mcg/m³ 2004
European Union average (profile) 24.94 mcg/m³ 2004
138 Ecuador 24.89 mcg/m³ 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 24.8 mcg/m³ 2004
139 Kyrgyzstan 24.43 mcg/m³ 2004
140 Switzerland 24.42 mcg/m³ 2004
141 Colombia 23.23 mcg/m³ 2004
142 Czech Republic 22.99 mcg/m³ 2004
143 United States 22.63 mcg/m³ 2004
144 Vanuatu 21.59 mcg/m³ 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 21.17 mcg/m³ 2004
145 Puerto Rico 20.33 mcg/m³ 2004
146 Cayman Islands 20.28 mcg/m³ 2002
=147 Denmark 20.02 mcg/m³ 2004
=147 Russia 20.02 mcg/m³ 2004
149 Morocco 19.81 mcg/m³ 2004
150 Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.4 mcg/m³ 2004
151 Germany 19.3 mcg/m³ 2004
152 Papua New Guinea 19.29 mcg/m³ 2004
153 Finland 19.14 mcg/m³ 2004
154 Cuba 19.11 mcg/m³ 2004
155 Canada 19.09 mcg/m³ 2004
156 Kazakhstan 18.8 mcg/m³ 2004
157 Ireland 18.69 mcg/m³ 2004
158 Grenada 18.39 mcg/m³ 2004
159 Iceland 18.13 mcg/m³ 2004
160 Belize 18.09 mcg/m³ 2004
161 Hungary 17.91 mcg/m³ 2004
162 Luxembourg 17.55 mcg/m³ 2004
163 Uganda 16.52 mcg/m³ 2004
164 Saint Kitts and Nevis 16.33 mcg/m³ 2004
165 Romania 16.01 mcg/m³ 2004
166 Mauritius 15.95 mcg/m³ 2004
167 Australia 15.91 mcg/m³ 2004
168 Latvia 15.85 mcg/m³ 2004
169 Slovakia 15.67 mcg/m³ 2004
170 Estonia 15.52 mcg/m³ 2004
171 New Zealand 15.5 mcg/m³ 2004
172 Faroe Islands 15.14 mcg/m³ 2004
173 United Kingdom 15.06 mcg/m³ 2004
174 France 13.85 mcg/m³ 2004
175 Serbia and Montenegro 13.42 mcg/m³ 2004
176 Equatorial Guinea 12.49 mcg/m³ 2004
177 Sweden 12.24 mcg/m³ 2004
178 Norway 11.54 mcg/m³ 2004
179 Antigua and Barbuda 11.14 mcg/m³ 2004
180 Lithuania 10.1 mcg/m³ 2004
181 San Marino 10.03 mcg/m³ 2004
182 Venezuela 6.84 mcg/m³ 2004
183 Belarus 6.73 mcg/m³ 2004
184 Gabon 6.37 mcg/m³ 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > PM10 > Country level > Micrograms per cubic meter. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/PM10/Country-level/Micrograms-per-cubic-meter

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