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Environment > Water pollution > 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Aruba 41% 1999
2 Luxembourg 37.01% 2005
3 Iraq 29.91% 1998
4 Senegal 23.83% 2002
5 Trinidad and Tobago 21.38% 2003
6 Azerbaijan 18.73% 2006
7 Belgium 17.28% 2005
8 Colombia 17.27% 2005
9 Ireland 17.25% 2005
10 Qatar 17.19% 2006
11 Paraguay 16.72% 2002
12 Oman 16.27% 2006
13 Malaysia 16.21% 2005
14 Argentina 15.82% 2002
15 Israel 15.04% 2003
16 Ghana 15.01% 2003
17 France 14.98% 2005
18 Netherlands 14.84% 2005
19 Jordan 14.74% 2006
20 Chile 13.65% 2006
21 United Kingdom 13.54% 2005
22 Thailand 13.16% 2000
23 Philippines 13.15% 2005
24 United States 13.13% 2005
25 Bolivia 13.09% 2001
26 Indonesia 13.04% 2005
27 Ecuador 12.82% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 12.56% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 12.46% 2005
28 Denmark 12.42% 2005
29 Madagascar 12.38% 2006
30 Germany 12.04% 2005
31 Russia 11.93% 2006
32 Slovenia 11.86% 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 11.76% 2004
European Union average (profile) 11.47% 2005
33 South Africa 11.44% 2006
34 Singapore 11.42% 2006
35 Mexico 11.28% 1989
36 Japan 11.22% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 11.15% 2005
37 Poland 11.14% 2005
38 Zimbabwe 10.97% 1996
39 Czech Republic 10.89% 2006
40 Spain 10.85% 2005
41 Canada 10.64% 2002
42 Ethiopia 10.61% 2006
43 Hungary 10.5% 2005
44 Italy 10.47% 2005
45 Ukraine 10.34% 2006
46 Greece 10.27% 2004
47 Malta 10.24% 2005
48 Sweden 9.91% 2005
49 Turkey 9.77% 2001
50 Cambodia 9.61% 1995
51 Croatia 9.54% 2006
52 Eritrea 9.51% 2006
53 Cyprus 9.41% 2006
54 Austria 9.23% 2005
55 Sri Lanka 8.96% 2006
56 Slovakia 8.83% 2005
57 Morocco 8.69% 2006
58 New Zealand 8.67% 2007
59 Finland 8.58% 2005
60 Estonia 8.42% 2006
61 Kyrgyzstan 8.39% 2006
62 The Bahamas 8.28% 2001
63 Uganda 7.91% 2002
64 Bulgaria 7.63% 2006
65 Lithuania 7.57% 2006
66 Norway 7.51% 2004
67 Nepal 7.25% 2002
68 Panama 7% 2005
69 Sudan 6.98% 2001
70 Vietnam 6.77% 2006
71 Romania 6.73% 2006
72 Portugal 6.63% 2005
73 Lebanon 5.97% 1998
74 Latvia 5.59% 2006
75 Tajikistan 5.1% 2003
76 Fiji 3.67% 2004
77 Malawi 3.66% 2001
78 Bangladesh 2.96% 1998
79 Dominican Republic 2.34% 1997
80 Lesotho 1.2% 2006
=81 Mauritius 0.0 2005
=81 Rwanda 0.0 1999
=81 Moldova 0.0 2006
=81 Syria 0.0 2004
=81 Botswana 0.0 2006
=81 Saudi Arabia 0.0 2006
=81 Albania 0.0 2006
=81 Laos 0.0 1999
=81 Tonga 0.0 2004
=81 Haiti 0.0 1997
=81 Kazakhstan 0.0 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Water pollution > Water pollution > Chemical industry > % of total BOD emissions. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 1998 study by Hemamala Hettige, Muthukumara Mani, and David Wheeler, ""Industrial Pollution in Economic Development: Kuznets Revisited"" (available at www.worldbank.org/nipr). The data were updated through 2005 by the World Bank's Development Research Group using the same methodology as the initial study. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Water-pollution/Water-pollution/Chemical-industry/%-of-total-BOD-emissions

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