In the statistics on emissions into air by industry, emissions are presented according to the industrial classification used in national accounts. In this way, the data on emissions into air can be connected direct to various monetary variables of national accounts. There are 14 emission components in all, from carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides to fine particles and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Examination of emissions by industry is one of the most important elements of environmental accounts in the EU. The ultimate goal of environmental accounts is to describe the interaction between the environment and the economy by principally using the basic concepts and classifications of national accounts. The European Union’s regulation concerning environmental accounts (No. 691/2011) obliges the Member States to compile statistics and report on emissions into air by industry; for the first time in 2013 and starting from statistical reference year 2008. The statistics form part of the United Nations’ System of Environmental-Economic Accounts (SEEA).