A report was released in December 2016 by the European Environment Agency (EEA) that summarizes the data reported by companies in 2015 on the production, import, and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union.
The key findings of the report are as follows:
- Production of F-gases in the EU declined by 5 % (as CO2-eq) in 2015.
- F-gas imports to the EU decreased by about 40 %, compared with the exceptionally high amounts reported in 2014 (both by weight and as CO2-eq).
- EU exports of F-gases decreased by 2 % (by weight) or 1 % (CO2-eq) compared with 2014. However, compared with 2013, exports in 2015 increased by 18 % (by weight) and 23 % (CO2-eq).
- Supply of F-gases in the EU decreased by about 24 % (by weight and as CO2-eq) since 2014.
Of the total supply of F-gases in the EU in 2015, the amount intended for fire protection applications was 1% by weight and 2% in CO2 equivalents.
You can see the full report by clicking here.