Volume of perfluorocarbons (PFC) emissions in the United Kingdom (UK) 1990-2017

This statistic shows the amount of perfluorocarbons (PFC) emitted in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1990 to 2017, in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). It shows that PFC emissions have decreased over the years, falling from approximately 1.7 million metric tons of CO2e in 1990 to 371,500 metric tons of CO2e in 2017.

The vast majority of PFC emissions can be attributed to the aluminium production in the UK.

Perfluorocarbons (PFC) emissions in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1990 to 2017

Emissions in thousand metric tons CO2e
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Release date

June 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1990 to 2017

Supplementary notes

*Carbon dioxide equivalent.

Perfluorocarbons are powerful greenhouse gases that were introduced as alternatives to ozone depleting substances.

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