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  1. Unoccupied dwellings, 2013

    Indicator | 26 September 2014

    On 1 January 2013, more than 390 thousand homes in the Netherlands were unoccupied. This is 5 percent of all housing in the country. Four percent of one-family houses and eight… more

  2. Regional economic growth, 2014

    Indicator | 6 July 2016

    Excluding the sector mineral extraction, the Dutch economy grew 1.6 percent in 2014, following two years of contraction. Economic growth including mineral extraction was only 1.0… more

  3. Dutch biodiversity footprint, 1990- 2010

    Indicator | 5 August 2016

    The total Dutch biodiversity footprint increased by 11 percent between 1990 and 2000 and has decreased since then. Compared to 1990 the footprint in 2010 increased by 5 percent.… more

  4. Population growth, 2011-2016

    Indicator | 30 August 2016

    Population growth rates were high in the four major cities of the Netherlands from 2011 to 2016. There was a strong correlation between municipality size and population growth: in… more

  5. Sea level: Dutch coast and worldwide, 1890-2014

    Indicator | 16 November 2016

    The sea level along the Dutch coast steadily rose by about 23 cm during the last 125 years, a change of 1.9 mm per year. This is roughly in line with the sea-level rise worldwide;… more

  6. Temperature trends: the Netherlands and worldwide, 1906-2015

    Indicator | 16 November 2016

    The annual mean temperature in the Netherlands has increased by 1.7 oC since 1906. The spring and summer seasons have warmed up the most The average global temperature has… more

  7. Waste generation and treatment, 1985-2014

    Indicator | 5 April 2017

    More and more waste is being recovered or incinerated, while less and less is being sent to landfill sites. Almost 60 million tons of waste was generated in 2014 (excluding… more

  8. Waste generation and treatment by sector, 1990-2014

    Indicator | 5 April 2017

    The amount of waste generated was about 60 million tons (excluding contaminated soil, dredged materials and animal manure) in 2014. Nearly 93% of the waste generated was recovered;… more

  9. House prices, 2016

    Indicator | 31 May 2017

    House prices (excluding new construction) were 5.0 percent higher on average in 2016 than in 2015. House buyers paid an average 244 thousand euros for a house. For the third year… more

  10. Greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2016

    Indicator | 6 September 2017

    In 2016 greenhouse gas emissions (provisional data) were 0.7 per cent higher than in 2015. The level of the emissions was 12 per cent under the Kyoto protocol base year.… more

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