Global emissions of air pollutants by compound 2015-2050

This statistic displays the emissions of air pollutants worldwide from 2015 to 2050, broken down by compound. In 2015, around 136.7 million metric tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) were emitted globally. This figure is expected to increase by 2050 to some 175.7 million metric tons of NOx compounds.

Air pollutant emissions worldwide from 2015 to 2050, by compound

Sulfur dioxide (SO2)Nitrogen oxides (NOx)AmmoniaVolatile organic compounds (VOCs)Black carbonOrganic particulatesCarbon monoxide
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Release date

March 2019



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