Expenditure for environmental protection activities in industry in 2017 recorded an increase compared to 2016.
On the basis of the results of a survey carried out by the Statistical Service of Cyprus, the total expenditure for environmental protection activities in industry in 2017 is estimated at €29,8 million, compared to €24,2 million in 2016 and corresponds to 0,15% of the Gross Domestic Product.
By sector of economic activity, the manufacturing industries reported expenditures of €24,7 million, the mining and quarrying industries and electricity supply €4,9 million and the water treatment and supply enterprises €0,2 million. In the manufacturing sector, where the largest amount of expenditure was reported, manufacturing of food products accounted for €8,9 million, manufacturing of other nonmetallic mineral products for €8,4 million, manufacturing of beverages for €1,7 million, manufacturing of pharmaceutical products and preparations for €1,2 million and manufacturing of basic metals for €1,1 million.
By environmental domain, expenditure related to the reduction of air emissions accounted for €10,9 million, the monitoring, treatment and disposal of waste for €9,9 million, the treatment of waste water for €7,1 million and other actions such as the abatement of noise and vibrations, the protection of soil and ground water and the protection of natural resources and biodiversity for €1,9 million.