No. of substances of very high concern included in the candidate list of substances for authorisation

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Source: 
ECHA, March 2018

Substances identified as substances of very high concern are included in the candidate list of substances for authorisation. The inclusion of substances in this list began in 2008, covering 197 substances until April 2019. 2012 was the year with the highest number of inclusions - 67 substances. In 2016, only 1 substance was included on the candidate list which increased slightly in 2017 and 2018, with 17 substances being added to the list in 2018.

The list of substances subject to authorisation includes, as of April 2019, a total of 43 entries (some of which are groups of substances). The last amendment to this list occurred in June 2017, with the inclusion of 12 entries.

In February 2019, the list of substances/group of substances subject to restriction contained a total of 69 entries, and 5 entries have been deleted to date. During 2018, 3 new entries were included and 2 of the existing entries were amended.

No. of chemicals exported and imported from and to Portugal as part of the Rotterdam Convention (PIC Regulation), per year

YEAR 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019
No. Exported Chemicals 0 0 1 1 4 3 0 4 5 8 6
No. Destination Countries 0 0 4 2 14 2 0 10 10 10 10
No. Imported Chemicals 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 4 5 2 1
No. Portuguese Importing Companies 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1

Source: APA, April 2019

With regard to Portuguese exports, the number of exported chemicals covered by the PIC Regulation shows moderate growth until 2012, having decreased since then, and until 2014, when no chemicals were exported. The export numbers rose again, in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2019 there was a reduction from 8 to 6 exported chemicals.

The number of imported chemicals increased until 2014, and has remained stable in 2015 and 2016. In 2017 a reduction of these values was observed, passing from 5 imported chemicals in 2016 to only 2. In 2019, there was again a reduction of imported chemicals, to a mere 1.

Ordem de aparecimento: 
5
Indicator: 
Chemical substances and products
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p - Provisional data