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Environment > Water pollution > Chemical industry > % of total BOD emissions: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Industry shares of emissions of organic water pollutants refer to emissions from manufacturing activities as defined by two-digit divisions of the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 2: chemicals (35). Emissions of organic water pollutants are measured by biochemical oxygen demand, which refers to the amount of oxygen that bacteria in water will consume in breaking down waste. This is a standard water-treatment test for the presence of organic pollutants.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Puerto Rico 36.36% 2003
2 Cameroon 36.11% 2002
3 Saudi Arabia 21.08% 1992
4 United Kingdom 17.52% 2003
5 Afghanistan 17.5% 2002
6 Singapore 16.03% 2003
7 Azerbaijan 15.93% 2003
8 Malaysia 15.51% 2002
9 Austria 15.39% 2003
10 Iraq 15.14% 1992
11 China 14.84% 2001
12 United States 13.95% 2002
13 Burma 13.24% 2002
14 South Korea 12.97% 2002
15 France 12.85% 2003
16 Hungary 12.78% 2002
17 Trinidad and Tobago 11.94% 2000
18 Germany 11.82% 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 11.76% 2002
19 Nigeria 11.26% 1996
20 Belgium 11.21% 2001
21 Rwanda 11.18% 1986
22 Netherlands 11.15% 1993
23 Kuwait 11.06% 2001
24 Libya 10.96% 1980
25 Jordan 10.84% 2003
26 Luxembourg 10.81% 1993
27 Italy 10.7% 2003
=28 Senegal 10.66% 2002
=28 Iran 10.66% 2003
30 South Africa 10.51% 2002
31 Israel 10.49% 2002
32 Ghana 10.46% 1995
33 Mexico 10.43% 2000
=34 Ireland 10.4% 2002
=34 Bhutan 10.4% 1989
36 Switzerland 10.38% 1996
37 Cape Verde 10.23% 1994
=38 Bahrain 10.16% 1992
=38 Venezuela 10.16% 1998
40 Oman 10.15% 2003
41 United Arab Emirates 10.04% 1985
42 Colombia 9.71% 2000
43 Spain 9.47% 2003
44 Japan 9.37% 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 9.36% 1998
45 India 9.24% 2002
46 Brazil 9.18% 1995
47 Indonesia 9.17% 2003
48 Angola 9.14% 1993
49 Romania 9.02% 1994
50 Greece 9.01% 1998
51 Egypt 9% 2002
52 Peru 8.95% 1996
53 Chile 8.94% 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 8.83% 1998
Emerging markets average (profile) 8.82% 1996
High income OECD countries average (profile) 8.73% 1998
54 Canada 8.62% 2002
55 Argentina 8.58% 2001
European Union average (profile) 8.48% 1998
56 Pakistan 8.43% 1996
NATO countries average (profile) 8.42% 1997
57 Slovakia 8.35% 2003
58 Malta 8.33% 2002
59 Slovenia 8.28% 2002
60 Serbia and Montenegro 8.19% 2001
61 Costa Rica 8.18% 2002
62 El Salvador 8.14% 1998
63 Turkey 7.98% 2001
64 Denmark 7.94% 1998
65 Czech Republic 7.91% 1998
66 Zimbabwe 7.85% 1996
67 Sweden 7.78% 2000
68 Poland 7.61% 2002
69 Finland 7.56% 2002
70 Croatia 7.45% 2003
South Asia average (profile) 7.33% 1989
71 Zambia 7.3% 1994
72 Philippines 7.29% 1997
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 7.27% 1985
=73 Qatar 7.05% 2003
=73 Cote d'Ivoire 7.05% 1997
75 Ukraine 6.98% 2001
76 Bolivia 6.84% 2001
77 Yemen 6.81% 2003
78 Morocco 6.78% 2003
79 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.63% 1996
80 Sri Lanka 6.6% 2001
81 Bulgaria 6.58% 2003
82 Uruguay 6.56% 2001
83 Grenada 6.45% 1996
84 Liberia 6.15% 1986
85 Guatemala 6.13% 1998
86 Paraguay 6% 1991
87 Algeria 5.94% 1997
88 Nepal 5.92% 2002
89 Ecuador 5.9% 2003
90 Armenia 5.72% 1991
91 Australia 5.64% 2001
92 Nicaragua 5.61% 1985
93 Albania 5.53% 1997
94 Ethiopia 5.5% 2002
95 Tunisia 5.48% 2003
96 Burkina Faso 5.41% 1998
97 Kenya 5.37% 2003
98 Thailand 5.33% 1994
99 New Zealand 5.16% 2000
100 Barbados 5.01% 1997
101 Gabon 4.94% 1995
102 Portugal 4.9% 2003
103 Cyprus 4.89% 2003
104 Lithuania 4.86% 2003
105 Burundi 4.72% 1991
106 Norway 4.66% 2001
107 Panama 4.56% 2000
108 Niger 4.45% 2003
109 Equatorial Guinea 4.22% 1990
110 Lebanon 4.04% 1998
111 Central African Republic 3.99% 1993
112 Syria 3.9% 1998
113 Hong Kong 3.88% 2003
114 Honduras 3.86% 1995
115 Jamaica 3.79% 1996
116 Liechtenstein 3.76% 1991
117 Netherlands Antilles 3.73% 1993
118 Malawi 3.72% 1998
119 Latvia 3.55% 2003
120 Kyrgyzstan 3.46% 2003
121 The Bahamas 3.35% 2001
122 Cambodia 3.28% 1991
123 Russia 3.24% 2003
124 Madagascar 3.21% 1988
125 Suriname 3.07% 1993
126 Sudan 3.06% 2001
127 Sierra Leone 2.97% 1993
128 Congo, Republic of the 2.79% 1988
129 Mozambique 2.72% 2000
130 Tanzania 2.71% 1999
131 Bangladesh 2.65% 1998
132 Mauritius 2.59% 1999
133 Dominican Republic 2.5% 1985
134 Togo 2.35% 1984
135 Belize 2.34% 1992
136 Cuba 2.28% 1989
137 Iceland 2.13% 1996
138 Haiti 2.06% 1988
139 The Gambia 1.89% 1993
140 Papua New Guinea 1.71% 1989
141 Bermuda 1.69% 2003
142 Fiji 1.6% 1998
143 Namibia 1.57% 1994
=144 Botswana 1.56% 2003
=144 Seychelles 1.56% 1986
146 Somalia 1.53% 1986
147 Moldova 1.36% 1995
148 Benin 1.19% 1981
149 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.08% 2001
150 Macau 1.07% 2003
151 Uganda 1% 1989
152 Mongolia 0.9% 1995
153 Tonga 0.78% 1994
154 Lesotho 0.72% 1998
155 Swaziland 0.3% 1995
156 Guyana 0.09% 1982

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