Environmental statistics released

  • Wayne Furbert (File photograph)

    Wayne Furbert (File photograph)


2019 Environmental Statistics Compendium

Today, Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert released the 2019 Environmental Statistics Compendium from the Department of Statistics.

Some of the 2017 to 2018 highlights include:

• Respiratory diseases accounted for 86.8% (4,833) of the total reported cases of environmentally-related diseases in 2018.

• The amount of rainfall increased by 4.8% over the period 2017 to 2018 (52.6 in. to 55.1 in., respectively).

• Total fish landings totalled 295.5 metric tonnes in 2018, a decrease of 7.9% from the previous year.

• Total electricity consumption in 2018 fell significantly to approximately 568 million kWh from 585 kWh in 2017.

• There were 2,102 fires reported in 2018, an increase of 3.4% from 2017.

• In 2018, visitor expenditure increased over the period 2014 to 2018 with the largest increase in absolute terms occurring between 2017 ($468.0 million) and 2018 ($544.2 million) recording a $76.2 million increase.

The Minister explained, “The compendium is structured into 13 sections and contains brief analyses, tables and graphs for each section. There are more than 40 statistical tables which provide a wealth of data about Bermuda’s environmental conditions.

“This publication is an excellent tool for research, school projects and promoting awareness about issues affecting Bermuda’s

environment.”

Copies of the 2019 Environmental Statistics Compendium are available online at www.gov.bm/environmental-statistics-compendium.

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Published Feb 4, 2020 at 7:12 pm (Updated Feb 4, 2020 at 7:12 pm)

Environmental statistics released

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