1.5.2 On-line help – Total use

Posted by Arne Skov on 2015-09-10

1.5.2      On-line help – Total use

The tab called “Total use” gives you an overview of the total use of the selected substance. When you first enter the tab, it will show you the data from all contributing countries from all the reported years, respectively. By pressing one of the button-shaped headings “Country” or “Year”, you can get a more specific view. To learn more about specific selection of “use data” please see section “1.4.1 Selecting specific “use data” on the screens” in the SPIN guide.



The countries that has contributed to SPIN with data from their national product registers are:


  • NO: Norway
  • SE: Sweden
  • DK: Denmark
  • FI: Finland.


There are no product register data from Iceland.



Data are reported to SPIN on a yearly basis. The data reflects the current status of the substance in that particular year in the reporting country.


# preparations:

Number of preparations is the total registered count of preparations containing the substance in the particular year in the reporting country.



“Tonnes” represents the total registered volume of the substance in the particular year in the reporting country. The volume is calculated as production volume + imported volume – exported volume. If the value is “0.0” it means that the volume is below the limit of accuracy, which is 100 kg. If the value is negative, the exported volume exceeds the total of production and import volumes in the year in question.


Please note that there are no Finnish volumes from the years 1999 and 2000, because Finland cannot report information about volumes earlier than year 2001.



Consumer preparations:

An “X” in this column marks that the substance is registered in preparations for consumer use. Only Sweden has the ability of reporting this kind of information.



A “Yes” in this column marks that data are not available for reasons of confidentiality. Generally, data are kept confidential if the substance is a component in less than 4 preparations from less than 3 producers. Please refer to section “2.11 Uncertainties” under the “2. General info” tab in the SPIN guide for further information about confidentiality.


If the field is blank and #preparations and Tonnes are blank too, the substance has no data from the particular year in the reporting country. This is the case for substances which are reference substances or components in other substances. Please refer to section “1.6.5 On-line help – References” in the SPIN guide for further explanation.


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