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Chlorofluorocarbons

Volume 130: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has on levels of production of (a) CFC 11, (b) CFC 12, (c) CFC 13 and (d) CFC 14 for each year since 1975 in (i) the EEC, (ii) the United States of America and (iii) the rest of the world.

Following is information on production of (a) CFC 11 and 12 and (b) CFC 113 and 114 in the European Community, the United States and globally.

Kilotonnes
(a)(b)
CFC 11/12CFC 113/114
ECUSWorldECUS1World
1975n.a.n.a.695n.a.n.a.n.a.
1976326n.a.7512431n.a.
1977319n.a.7032437n.a.
1978307n.a681n.a.39n.a.
1979304209647n.a.50n.a.
1980296206640n.a.57n.a.
1981300221638n.a.57n.a.
1982289180599n.a.57n.a.
1983310207647n.a.57n.a.
19843222376945468n.a.
19853362027036473158
19863722357486660185
1 CFC 113 only.

Sources:

(i) EC: European Council of Chemical Manufacturers' Federation (CEFIC). No figures for CFC 113–114 mailable between 1978 and 1983.

(ii) US: 1979–85: "Product Uses and Market Trends for Potential Ozone Depleting Substances 1985–2000" — Rand Corporation 1986. 1980 figures are United Kingdom industry estimates.

(iii) World: CFC 11/12: Chemical Manufacturers' Association—do not include Eastern bloc countries. CFC 113/114: 1985 figures: Rand Corporation. 1986 figures are United Kingdom industry estimates.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to sales of (a) CFC 11, (b) CFC 12, (c) CFC 113 and (d) CFC 114 in (i) the United Kingdom, (ii) the EEC, (iii) the United States of America and (iv) the rest of the world, for each year since 1975.

Global sales of CFCs may be taken as roughly equivalent to the global production figures which I am giving in response to another question by the hon. Member. Separate figures are not available for the United States or (since the EC took collective action on CFCs in 1980) for the United Kingdom. Sales within the EC are as follows:

Kilotonnes
(a)(b)
CFC 11/12CFC 113/114
1975n.a.n.a.
197624418
197723319
1978231n.a.
1979220n.a.
1980217n.a.
1981210n.a.
1982207n.a.
1983216n.a.
198421839
198522844
198625948

Source:

European Council of Chemical Manufacturers' Federations (CEFIC). No figures for CFC 113/114 available between 1978 and 1983. All figures exclude exports outside the EC.