2.G. - Use of Charcoal for barbecues

In sub-category NFR 2.G. - Use of Charcoal for barbecues TSP, PM10 and PM2.5 emissions from charcoal used for barbecue are reported.

Method AD EF Key Category
T1 NS D For 2.G. L: Cd, PM10 / L & T: PM2.5

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T = key source by Trend L = key source by Level

D Default
RA Reference Approach
T1 Tier 1 / Simple Methodology *
T2 Tier 2*
T3 Tier 3 / Detailed Methodology *
CS Country Specific
M Model
* as described in the EMEP/CORINAIR Emission Inventory Guidebook - 2007, in the group specific chapters.
AD - Data Source for Activity Data
NS National Statistics
RS Regional Statistics
IS International Statistics
PS Plant Specific data
AS Associations, business organisations
Q specific questionnaires, surveys
EF - Emission Factors
D Default (EMEP Guidebook)
C Confidential
CS Country Specific
PS Plant Specific data


Activity data

The annual charcoal consumption for barbecue is calculated as annual import + production - export, and the relevant volumes of charcoal are extracted from national statistics by the Federal Statistical Office. Other applications for charcoal are not included.

The model is based on the two assumptions that there is no storage of charcoal and that all charcoal is burned.

The amount of charcoal used for barbecue has been ever-expanding from 1990 to 2012 and is predominantly imported. As there is only one big producer, produced amounts and resulting emissions are confidential.

Emission factors

The emission factors are derived from the CEPMEIP Database (SNAP: 060508).1)


The uncertainties of emissions are 54% for the lower and upper bounds.


The import and export data for 2018 were changed as revised activity data for the foreign sale was available from the Federal Statistical Office.

For specific information on recalculated emission estimates for Base Year and 2018, please see the pollutant specific recalculation tables following chapter 8.1 - Recalculations.

Planned improvements

No improvements are planned.

CEPMEIP, 2018: Co-ordinated European Programme on Particulate Matter Emission Inventories, Projections and Guidance (CEPMEIP), CEPMEIP Database, SNAP code : 060508; URL: http://www.air.sk/tno/cepmeip/em_factors.php?PHPSESSID=cc235582eb4e09bf725d6f859deb382d