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Air Quality in Europe – Data Additions Highlight


One of the positive outcomes expected from the slowdown of production and global mobility caused by the global pandemic is a decrease in air pollution. Before the pandemic hit countries around the world and the subsequent economic decline, climate change was a hot topic of discussion especially throughout 2019. We have recently added data on air quality in Europe by various cities that measure the amount of Nitrogen Oxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM) of 10 and 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter.

In the chart below, we have plotted air quality data for several European capitals. The bar chart is sorted by PM 10 from highest to lowest including the correspondent level of NO2 for that country. From the list of countries, we can see that CEE and Baltic capitals along with southern European capitals top the list of the highest 5. The data used in this chart is high frequency daily data provided by the European Environment Agency (EEA). There is  new data out every day and if you use the function below the chart to add the chart to your watchlist, you can follow this chart as it automatically gets updated.  Capitals will move around in the list as countries start to lift lockdown measures restoring production and mobility.


We also plotted the top 5 capitals, as of now, in a time chart where we can see the changing daily impact of the coronavirus with a 3-month moving average since January 2018. The measures taken by countries to stop the spread of Covid-19 has had a significant impact on air quality in some European capitals but less so in others.

Data Additions by Country / Region

  • Chile

Central Bank of Chile Economic Expectations (Monthly)
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • China

Financial Accounts, National Balance Sheet
Iron Ore Inventory at Ports (Weekly)
Number of Real Estate Companies by Province & Type of Funding

  • Czech Republic

General Government Budget

  • Greece

Production (Manufacturing, Mining & Quarrying, Electricity Supply, Water Supply)

  • Hong Kong

Gross National Disposable Income

  • Hungary

Increased coverage of Industrial Production & New Orders

  • Lithuania

House Price Index

  • Luxembourg

Banking Statistics, Non-Monetary Funds Balance Sheet

  • Malaysia

Increased Coverage of Manufacturing Output

  • Mauritius

Export Oriented Enterprises & Non-EOE Production

  • Poland

House Price Indicators

  • Portugal

Other MFIs Loans (New Business)

  • Russia

Indices of Industrial Production by Subjects
Production Indices for Certain Types of Economic Activity
Total Volume of Orders for the Supply of Products by Subjects

  • Singapore

Electricity Generated

  • South Korea

Exports & Imports by Custom

  • South Korea

Exports to USA by Industry Usage
ICT Industry Business Sentiment Index Forecast

  • Taiwan

Export Orders Diffusion Index
Foreign Exchange Rates
Production Diffusion Index

  • Thailand

Budgetary Appropriation by Functional Classification
Commercial Banks Asset Quality & Capital Adequacy Ratio
Commercial Banks Liquidity Indicators
Commercial Banks Profitability Ratio
Finished Goods Inventory Ratio Index
Household Income by Region & Quintile

  • United Kingdom

MFI’s (Excluding Central Bank) Holdings of UK Government Securities

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