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Statistics in brief - Nonylphenol ethoxylates

Use of nonylphenol ethoxylates in Sweden

Graph. Consumption of nonylphenol ethoxylates in Sweden 1996-2010.

Source: Products Register, Swedish Chemicals Agency.

During the 1980s, annual consumption of nonylphenol ethoxylates was about 3,000 tonnes. It was used in cleaning agents. Since then, use in products of this kind has declined falling to a few tonnes in 2010.

The biggest current use in Sweden is in manufacture of emulsion binders for paint.

From 2005 and 2006 the use was negative, which means that Sweden exported more than was produced and imported.

Consumption of nonylphenol ethoxylates in Sweden
YearConsumption, tonnesNumber of products, tonnes
1993 1,504 584
1994 1,004 784
1995 849 776
1996 884 808
1997 692 852
1998 547 890
1999 215 895
2000 338 894
2001 261 866
2002 115 876
2003 77 838
2004 104 811
2005 -4 749
2006 -109 736
2007 22 736
2008 60 685
2009 58 709
2010 68 757

Source: Products Register, Swedish Chemicals Agency.

The figures for 1993 are considerably more uncertain than for those of other years since information on chemical exports was not fully reported.

Flow analysis is available.