2.A - Mineral Industry (OVERVIEW)

The Mineral Industry comprises six different sub-categories partly divergent to reporting format of Greenhouse Gases (CRF). The main categories are the Cement Production (2.A.1), Lime Production (2.A.2), Glass Production (2.A.3). But further mineral industries are important regarding other specific emissions, highlighted here: Mining other than coal (2.A.5.a), Construction (2.A.5.b) and Ceramics Production (2.A.6).

Emissions of air pollutants
Emissions of heavy metals
Emission trends in NFR 2.A

The steep reduction especially for TSP and SO2 at the beginning of the 1990s was due especially to closures in the eastern German industrial sector. The source for emissions data of year 1990 for eastern Germany is in cases of TSP and SO2 the last statistic of the GDR, not an old emission factor from calculation. These unusual emissions are allocated to 2.A.6 Other Mineral Products.