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Environmental protection expenditures by industry in Malaysia 2017: RM2.59 billion
2018, emission of pollutants to the atmosphere from motor vehicles: 2.4 million tones
2018, volume of water supplied in Malaysia: 17,174 million litres per day
2018, the scheduled waste generated in Malaysia: 2.4 million tonnes
In 2018, 79 out of 143 rivers are classified as clean

Compendium of Environment Statistics 2015

Release Date : Tuesday 22, December 2015 1200

The Compendium of Environment Statistics (CES) 2015 presents statistics on environment by topic namely Air/Atmosphere, Water/Aquatic Environment (Inland and Marine), Land/Terrestrial Environment and Urban Environment/Human Settlements. Among the topics covered in the statistics are climate, pollution (including air, water and scheduled waste), forestry, population, vector borne diseases and Food and Water Borne Diseases. These statistics showed the relationship between the information on environment, impacts of human activities on environment and actions taken to minimise the impact.

In 2015, the selected statistics to be highlighted are statistics on pollution which include air, water and scheduled waste.

1.  Emission of pollutants to the atmosphere

In 2014, emission of pollutants to the atmosphere from power plant and motor vehicles increased by 20.0 per cent and 14.3 per cent respectively as compared to 2010.

2.  Status of river water quality status based on main pollutants

In 2014, the percentage of Clean river basins from NH3-N and SS showed an increase as compared to 2010. No Clean river basins from BOD5  was recorded in 2014.


3.  Quantity of scheduled waste generated

In 2014, the quantity of scheduled waste generated decreased to 1,665.3 thousand  tonnes (11.4%) as compared to 2010. Out of this total, 22.0 thousand tonnes were the quantity of clinical waste handled for destruction at incinerators. Despite the declining quantity of scheduled waste generated, the amount of clinical waste handled for destruction showed an increase of 31.0 per cent for the same period.



Released By:

22 December 2015

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho@stats.gov.my