Report on SVHC tonnage

ECHA’s new report “Changes of market volumes of chemicals subject to authorisation in 2010-21” on the impact of REACH has been published.

The new report takes a deeper look at the substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for which companies applied for authorisation during 2010-2021. The analysis estimates that in 2021 the combined volume of these substances placed on the EU market is 45 % less than it was in 2010. For example, the production and import of five phthalates (BBP, DBP, DIBP, DEHP and diisopentyl phthalates) and trichloroethylene are estimated to have decreased by more than 90 % in roughly a decade. These findings support earlier conclusions made in the 2021 report “Causal impacts of the REACH Authorisation process on the use of substances of very high concern in the EU”.